T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

It was a disappointing way for the St. Louis Blues to end their season, but T.J. Oshie played well in his team's 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6.

Oshie scored the Blues' lone goal and fired six SOG. Not bad for a guy who's been banged up during the playoffs. It doesn't seem unreasonable to label this a breakthrough season for the American-born forward.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

T.J. Oshie scored a beautiful goal during the Blues' 3-2 overtime loss on Friday night as Chicago took the series lead 3-2.

Oshie's first of the playoffs was a beauty, as he took a feed in the slot from Alexander Steen, deked around the challenging defender, lost his balance but fired a backhand past Corey Crawford as he was falling on his stomach. Oshie and the Blues will look to extend the series on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

T.J. Oshie feels like he might have returned from his upper-body injury a game too soon.

Oshie returned on Saturday and logged 25:29 minutes, but he didn't feel great. "That first game I felt like I was lost and I got it taken to me and I wasn't really a factor for us," Oshie said. "Luckily we got the win on that one. But last game I felt like I was a lot better, the best game I've played probably in a month. The pucks didn't go in for me but I had a lot of shots and I have to build from there." Oshie hasn't recorded a point yet in three playoff games.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

Coach Ken Hitchcock is looking for more from T.J. Oshie.

"He's been like the rest of our players," Hitchcock said. "He's been fine, but fine won't beat Chicago. Gonna have to be better. We're very much sum of parts. Our sum of parts just have to be better in certain elements. The strength of our game has to be more consistent." Oshie has no points and a minus-3 rating in three contests since returning to the lineup from an upper-body injury. He finally picked up his first shots of the series, with three, in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

T.J. Oshie (upper body) is participating in the pregame warmup.

He's doing line rushes with David Backes and Alexander Steen, so it looks like he'll be back in the lineup after missing Game 1 and the last two games of the regular season with an upper-body injury.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

T.J. Oshie (upper body) is questionable to play in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.

Coach Ken Hitchcock wouldn't confirm Oshie's status, so there's a chance that he could play. He expects Oshie and Patrik Berglund to play by Game 4, though.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

T.J. Oshie (upper body) is doubtful for Game 2 on Saturday.

Oshie has been skating, but still needs to be cleared for contact drills. He had 21 goals and 60 points in 79 games in 2013-14.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

T.J. Oshie is skating Friday morning with a few players who did not play Thursday night against Chicago.

He has been skating on his own this week as he awaits clearance to participate in contact practices. At least Oshie seems to be getting closer to a return. Consider him day-to-day for now.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

T.J. Oshie (upper body) won't play in Game 1 against Chicago on Thursday.

He missed the last two games of the regular season after receiving an illegal check to the head from Minnesota's Michael Rupp. Oshie has been skating with the Blues, but he hasn't been cleared for contact yet.

T. J. Oshie RW STL 5 Months

T.J. Oshie (upper body) hasn't been cleared for contact yet.

Oshie hasn't been ruled out for Game 1 on Thursday, but it would still be a bit surprising if he ends up returning that soon. That being said, the Blues think he'll be back before the end of the first round.