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Vince Dunn to miss Game 5 as Blues, Sharks' blue lines both banged up

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Vince Dunn to miss Game 5 as Blues, Sharks' blue lines both banged up

There was no further update on Erik Karlsson's status the day following the Sharks' 2-1 loss to the Blues in Game 4 of the Western Conference final.

"We’re focused as if he’s playing. Only Erik knows how he’s feeling," San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic told the media Saturday, via the Mercury News.

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St. Louis has its own banged-up defenseman, and he's already been ruled out for Game 5 at SAP Center on Sunday.

Blues defenseman Vince Dunn will not make the trip, according to coach Craig Berube. Dunn, who took a puck to the face in Game 3, remains day to day with an upper-body injury.

While Dunn will miss Game 5, Blues forward Sammy Blais is expected to play after taking a Brent Burns slap shot off the foot in Game 4, according to the St. Louis Dispatch. Blais leads all players in the series with 24 hits.