The Blues depleted defensive staff will get some reinforcement tonight as Bryce Salvador plays his first game of the season. Salvador had off-season wrist surgery and has played two games in Worcester to rehab the wrist. The Blues are hoping to get winger Scott Mellanby and defenseman Barrett Jackman back by the end of their home stand, which ends on Saturday. Tonight the Blues square off against the Ducks. St. Louis and Chicago are tied for first in the Central Division with 13 points.