VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker)—Goaltender Chris Osgood could make his debut for the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night as they continue a four-game road trip against the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks.
Osgood was acquired from the New York Islanders at Tuesday’s trade deadline with a 2003 third-round draft pick from the New York Islanders for center Justin Papineau and a 2003 second-round draft pick.
When he does play, Osgood will become the seventh different goaltender used by the Blues, which would tied the franchise record set by the 1989-90 Quebec Nordiques, who used Mario Brunetta, Stephane Fiset, Scott Gordon, Greg Millen, Sergei Mylnikov, John Tanner and Ron Tugnutt.
Osgood, who was 17-14-4 with the Islanders and recently returned from an ankle injury, is 11-1-4 lifetime against the Canucks. His only loss vs. Vancouver was a 7-4 setback on on February 6, 1997, when he was with Detroit.
Johnson made 19 saves Tuesday in his first start since suffering a groin injury as the Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks, 4-2. He also had an ankle injury in the preseason and did make his season debut until December 12.
The Blues have won five of their last six games.
Vancouver returned from a five-game road trip and posted a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday. Brendan Morrison scored twice and defenseman Sami Salo netted the game-winner at 14:02 of the third period. Todd Bertuzzi also tallied and along with captain Markus Naslund set up both of Morrison’s tallies.
The third-period comeback gave Vancouver 40 wins for the fifth time in club history.
The Canucks lead the season series, 2-0 and are trying to win the season series from the Blues for the first time since 1993-94, when they advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.