It appears that the St. Louis Blues will in fact be getting a significant boost to their line up on Sunday night and although that is great news for the Blues, who will have a chance to win the Stanley Cup in front of their hometown fans, it can not be good news for the Boston Bruins and their fans.
There have been reports over the last 24 hours or so suggesting that veteran Blues forward Robert Thomas could be injected back into the line up on Sunday, and that trend continued on Sunday morning. The first positive sign for the Blues this morning was the fact that Thomas was back out on the ice this morning, participating in the morning skate with his teammates and doing so while sporting a regular jersey for the second day in a row. Thomas' full participation in practice on Saturday is what sparked the rumors of his return, and the fact that he is now on the ice for the second day in a row certainly led to a belief that he would play tonight.
Well we now have confirmation of that fact, although it remains unclear at this time just how that confirmation was obtained. According to a breaking news report from the National Hockey League's own Lou Korac, a writer who specializes in coverage of the Blues, Robert Thomas has in fact been given the green light to play this evening and will return to the Blues line up for Game 6 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. It is unclear how Korac received this confirmation but he does have a lot of access to the Blues and in fact he overheard St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube tell Thomas on Saturday that he would be playing if he felt he was ready to go.
Game 6 will of course be a pivotal one for both teams due to the fact that this will be an elimination game, as is always the case in Game 6 situations. Should the Blues win tonight the series is over and they will have pulled off one of the most improbable comeback stories of all time, across all sports, but should they falter the Bruins will get to head back to Boston for a chance to win it in front of their home crowd.