Leddy, Bortuzzo likely back in Blues’ lineup for Game 5 vs. Wild

NHL profile photo on St. Louis Blues player Robert Bortuzzo at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Jan. 24, 2022. (CP/file)

St. Louis Blues defencemen Nick Leddy and Robert Bortuzzo likely will return from injury on Tuesday for Game 5 of their first-round series against the Minnesota Wild.

Blues coach Craig Berube, whose team is tied 2-2, told reporters that Leddy and Bortuzzo “probably are good to go.”

Leddy (upper body) was hurt in Game 1, while Bortuzzo took a puck to the face in Game 2.

Blues defencemen Torey Krug and Marco Scandella are both out with lower-body injuries.

Meanwhile, goalie Jordan Binnington was the first goalie off after the morning skate, meaning he likely will start a second game in a row.

Ville Husso started the first three games.

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