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April 3, 2023  (5:52 PM)
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As per insider Jeremy Rutherford at The Athletic, the St. Louis Blues have opted out of wearing Pride themed jerseys during the NHL's LGBTQ+ celebrations in their upcoming game against the Philadelphia Flyers. This choice stands in contrast to their previously announced plans.

Blues players will not wear Pride jerseys during warmups before the team's Pride night game against the Flyers on Tuesday, a team source told The Athletic on Monday. Here's what you need to know:

The Blues announced their plans for Pride night, which included a list of promotions, but notably omitted whether the team will be wearing Pride jerseys during the pregame warmups. The team said there will be Pride-themed warmup pucks and rainbow stick tape available for players.

The source said the decision not to wear the warmup jerseys was made to put the focus on the positive things the team is doing to support and affirm the LGBTQIA+ community.

St. Louis previously wore Pride jerseys during warmups on April 6, 2022.

- Jeremy Rutherford

The CEO of business operations and president of the Blues, Chris Zimmerman, expressed a commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans to participate in and enjoy the sport.
«With our Pride Night, alongside our partners from Pride STL and You Can Play Project, we are recognizing our friends in the LGBTQIA+ community and advocating for inclusivity in support of the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone initiative,» he added. «As an organization, we are committed to celebrating and welcoming all individuals as valued members of the Blues family — regardless of how they identify or whom they love.»

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