Teodors Blugers | Photo: NHL
Next night in the National Hockey League (NHL) at 02:00 latvian time Latvian striker Theodora Bluger the Pittsburgh “Penguins” represented will compete at home with the St. Louis “Blues” and the Tampa Bay “Lightning” without Rodolfo Balzer will host one of the leaders of the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Maple Leafs.
“Penguins” – “Blues”
The Latvian striker will be on the field next evening Theodora Bluger represented “Penguins”, which will play its 25th match in the main tournament of the 2022/2023 season, at 02:00 Latvian time in an away match with the Saint Louis Blues. Pittsburgh’s unit with 28 points in 24 games is currently tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference, while St. Louis is tied for 11th in the West with 22 points in 23 games.
The Blügers will play their tenth game in the 2022/2023 regular league tonight. The Latvian missed the first 15 games of the season with an upper body injury and only returned to the lineup in mid-November. Despite his long absence, Teodoras already has four assists on his account, but Teodoras has not yet managed to reveal the tally of goals scored.
This season, Blüger spends his fifth season in the NHL, spending all of them in the ranks of the “Penguins”. The Latvian center forward played in 65 league games last season, scoring nine goals and collecting 19 assists, having the most productive season of his NHL career. In seven “playoff” games, however, he had one assist.
“Lightning” – “Maple Leaves”
In addition, the Tampa Bay Lightning, last season’s Stanley Cup finalist, whose team includes a Latvian forward, will play the game Sunday night. Rodolfo Balzer. “Lightning” at 02:00 Latvian time, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the third strongest team in the East, will play at home. “Lightning” currently ranks sixth in the same conference with 29 points.
It is not yet known whether Balcer will participate in next night’s match. Theodore was placed on the injured list on November 28 after sustaining an upper body injury in the November 25 game against the St. Louis Blues. The Latvian was pushed to the sidelines on the first substitution and prematurely exited the game. Lightning coach John Cooper previously predicted Balzer would not travel with the team, but it’s not known whether the forward will be able to hit the ice Sunday when Tampa Bay returns home.
It has already been reported that Balcer was waived by the Florida Panthers earlier in the season, but was picked up by the Lightning a day later. The Latvian striker managed to score one goal in the new team before getting injured, but in 17 matches of the season, previously representing the Panthers, he accumulated 5 (3 + 2) performance points.