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USA TODAY Sports’ Kevin Allen recaps game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Blues and Bruins. USA TODAY

BOSTON (AP) — The St. Louis Blues will be without injured forward Robert Thomas in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.

Thomas has been dealing with an undisclosed injury and not participating in most practices and morning skates. Coach Craig Berube says Thomas has been banged up and his absence is not related to the open-ice hit he took from Torey Krug in a Game 1 loss Monday.

Berube said he decided to take Thomas out of the lineup because he is banged up. It

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