Agostino to get ‘good chance’ to prove he can produce for Blues
Kenny Agostino could not ask for a better chance to prove he can produce in the NHL.
Tonight in Philadelphia, the 24-year-old winger will take Robby Fabbri’s spot in the St. Louis Blues’ lineup. Fabbri, of course, is done for the season with an ACL injury.
Agostino has been a prolific scorer in the AHL. This season, he leads the league with 60 points (18G, 42A) in 48 games for the Chicago Wolves.
Against the Flyers, he’s expected to skate on a line with Jori Lehtera and David Perron.
"(Agostino) has been having a great deal of success down there and I want him to come up and show us what he can do,” said Blues head coach Mike Yeo, per NHL.com. “I don’t want him thinking about too much or worried one mistake will take him out of the lineup. I want to see what he can bring us and we’ll give him a good chance tonight.”
It will be Agostino’s first real game with the Blues. Signed as a free agent this past summer, he had a five-point game in the preseason, but it wasn’t enough to make the opening-night roster under coach Ken Hitchcock.
Agostino has one goal and one assist in 10 career NHL games, all with the Calgary Flames.