ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Blues are getting extra conditioning for players coming off injuries, and they are working out the bad taste from backing into the Central Division title.
Players were on the ice long enough Wednesday to need a break. While there are no health issues, forwards Andy McDonald, Matt D'Agostini, Alex Steen and defenseman Roman Polak are rusty from layoffs.
The Blues are second in the Western Conference with 107 points, two point behind Vancouver. They lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, but clinched their first division title since the 1999-2000 season when Nashville lost to Chicago. The Blues than lost to the Red Wings on Wednesday in a overtime shoot-out loss.
St. Louis has two games to go with one at home where they're an NHL-best 30-5-5.
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