PHOTO: Blues' Schwartz changes jersey number to honor late sister

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The St. Louis Blues will watch Jaden Schwartz play in a different number this season as he switches from 9 to 17.

When Vladimir Sobotka left for the KHL, Schwartz saw an opportunity to wear his sister's number. Mandi Schwartz passed away after a two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Yale continues to fundraise in Mandi's memory including hosting a bone marrow drive. You can learn more about the Mandi Schwartz Foundation here.

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