If T.J. Oshie can play as good as he’s been dressing lately, Blues fans will be happy. The other day, Oshie was donning a flashy, grey pinstripe suit.
“It’s a little too standout-ish for me, but oh well . . .,” Oshie said.
How much does a fancy suit go for these days . . . $1,000, $2,000?
“I don’t know, I haven’t gotten the bill yet,” Oshie said. “I’m sure I’ll see it soon.”
More importantly, Blues fans will see Oshie in the lineup later tonight. He has missed 24 of the last 26 games with a high-ankle sprain, but he’ll make his return against New Jersey. He missed 13 games with the ankle sprain and then after playing Dec. 5 against Calgary, he reinjured his ankle Dec. 6 against Phoenix.
“I thought was ready to come back (last time), but the only thing was that scar tissue that was still in there,” Oshie said. “That scar tissue is gone now. It still pops every once in a while, but not a bad pop. It feels good, it feels strong.”
Oshie return gives the Blues some more skill up front. He’s going to play on wing on the Blues top line tonight. Here’s what the Blues’ top three lines should look like against New Jersey:
T.J. Oshie-Keith Tkachuk-David Backes
David Perron-Patrik Berglund-Brad Boyes
Alex Steen-Jay McClement-B.J. Crombeen
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
T.J. Oshie returns to the line up tonight.
Props to T.J. Oshie's Dad Tim for the heads up and also read (the link here). Oshie is going to be skating on a line with former MSU-M Star David Backes. The game will be on Versus which can be seen on channel 69 and 309 in Grand Forks, ND.