Blues’ Thomas ruled out for Game 3 vs. Bruins, to miss 2nd in a row

St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas. celebrates a goal. (Julio Cortez/AP)

The St. Louis Blues will be without the services of young forward Robert Thomas for the second straight game.

The 19-year-old will miss Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, according to Sportsnet’s Luke Fox.

Thomas, who had 33 points in 70 games this season with the Blues and added another six in 20 post-season matches, also missed St. Louis’ 3-2 win in overtime against the Bruins on Wednesday.

Thomas took a big hit from Boston’s Torey Krug midway through the third period of the Blues’ Game 1 loss to the Bruins, and didn’t take another shift for the remainder of the contest.

However, St. Louis coach Craig Berube said Tuesday that Thomas’ injury had “nothing to do” with the collision.

The best-of-seven series between the Blues and Bruins is level at one game apiece.

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