Blues' Colton Parayko (lower body) won't play Thursday

St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (lower body) isn't available on Thursday.

What It Means:

Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock said the rookie defender is day-to-day but described him as "too sore" to play. Parayko nearly played Tuesday, taking part in pregame warmup before being listed as a scratch. It doesn't seem like he will be out for very long.

Parayko's career is off to a good start with five goals and seven assists in his first 12 games. We project him to post eight more goals and 16 more assists over the remainder of the season, which would give him 36 points this year.