Andy McDonald LW STL Nov 20 '78

Andy McDonald will play alongside David Backes and T.J. Oshie in Saturday's game against Nashville.

"Obviously (McDonald) is as skilled as they come," Backes said. "He's a great player to add to 'Osh' and myself. Mixing things up can sometimes refocus you on the team game, and I think that's the directive there." McDonald and Backes have six points each in 10 games this season.