Winger was among last players cut at end of camp, but had fast start in AHL.
Blues get three five-on-five goals and hang on for 3-2 victory.
Schwartz scores his team-high fifth goal of the season in the victory.
The threesome had accounted for 15 points in the early going.
Hitchcock thinks those that haven't gotten sick yet will soon.
With Oshie signing an extension yesterday, all eyes were set on Matt D’Agostini.
The 24-year old was a huge part of the Blues’ offense last season, surprisingly contributing 21 goals, 25 assists and 46 points in 82 games last season, all being career-highs.
News broke Monday morning that the Blues did not qualify D’Agostini, meaning that he would become an unrestricted free-agent as of 11:00 CDT Friday morning, making him available to all other 29 NHL teams. Blues GM Doug Armstrong worked out a deal shortly after D'Agostini became a free-agent, voiding that possibility. Reportedly, the deal is a two-year contract that will keep him on the Blues’ roster until the end of the 2012-13 season. The deal will reportedly pay D'Agostini $1.5 million next season and $1.8 million the following season.
The hole that D’Agostini would have left in the lineup would have been tougher to fill than most would expect. D’Agostini is a depth-player who will likely see a lot of time on the Blues’ checking line. Having a 21 goal-scorer that low on your depth chart is never a bad thing.
The Blues still have four players who are free-agents as of 11:00 CDT today.
Forwards: Cam Janssen (UFA); Dave Scatchard (UFA)
Defensemen: Tyson Strachan (UFA)
Goalies: Ty Conklin (UFA)