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  • Debating Brayden Schenn trade? Sean Couturier playing role in it

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "For two straight seasons, Brayden Schenn made a living doing it. Roaming the middle from circle to circle on the power play, ready to let a shot rip, punch home a tip pass or flush a rebound. Schenn mastered the role by understanding how to complement the playmakers surrounding him. He..." January 17

  • Blues Defenseman Petteri Lindbohm Out For The Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Blues announced that defenseman Petteri Lindbohm underwent successful shoulder surgery on Friday but that he will be out for the remainder of the season. The 24-year-old has split the season between St. Louis and their shared AHL affiliate in Chicago. In seven games with the Blues in..." January 07

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Blues showing interest in Senators’ Mike Hoffman

    Sportsnet "The further the Senators fall in the standings, the louder the trade reports get—and one name we keep hearing is forward Mike Hoffman. Hoffman is, in many ways, an ideal trade target for many teams looking to add a little scoring down the stretch. The 28-year-old winger comes with two seasons..." December 31

  • Armstrong signs four-year contract extension with Blues "St. Louis Blues Chairman Tom Stillman announced today the Blues have signed President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong to a four-year contract extension. Armstrong's contract also includes a club option for a fifth year. Armstrong, currently in his 10th season with the..." December 27

  • Success without Schwartz will take team effort from Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues were 20-8-2 with winger Jaden Schwartz in the lineup. They rolled along as one of the NHL’s elite teams. Without their team MVP they are 3-5 heading into a challenging game Wednesday against the Nashville Predators. Schwartz won’t return from injured reserve any time soon, so..." December 26

  • Blues recall Thompson from San Antonio

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Former first-round pick Tage Thompson is back with the Blues. The Blues recalled Thompson from San Antonio of the American Hockey League, placing forward Sammy Blais on injured reserve. In 24 games with San Antonio, Thompson was third on the Rampage in points (16), and tied for third in goals..." December 18

  • Alex Pietrangelo activated from injured reserve

    ESPN "St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo was activated from injured reserve Sunday after missing four games with a lower-body injury. He will be available for Sunday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Pietrangelo has been out since suffering the injury in the first period of a 6-1 victory over..." December 17

  • St. Louis Blues Looking For Top-Six Forward

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the most recent edition of Insider Trading on TSN, insider Bob McKenzie mentioned the St. Louis Blues as a team interested in the Buffalo Sabres Evander Kane. Pierre LeBrun picked up where his colleague left off, further stating that the Blues have a real interest in adding a top-six forward at..." December 13

  • Blues put Pietrangelo on injured reserve; Schmaltz called up

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues put captain Alex Pietrangelo on injured reserve on Tuesday morning, meaning he'll be out at least the rest of the week. The team called up defenseman Jordan Schmaltz from San Antonio. The team said that Pietrangelo has a lower-body injury. He was hit by a puck on Saturday in..." December 12

  • Brayden Schenn scoring at will as domination continues

    Pro Hockey Talk "What’s the limit for Brayden Schenn? Curious and inquiring minds, like PHT’s own James O’Brien, want to know. Add Schenn’s opposition to the list of people looking for answers. They surely want the madness to end. But Schenn appears disinterested in letting cooler heads prevail. He is,..." December 11

  • Blues' Schwartz sidelined 6 weeks with ankle injury "St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz is out at least six weeks with an injury to his right ankle. He was placed on injured reserve Sunday. Schwartz was injured blocking a shot and was helped off the ice with 2:51 left in the first period of the Blues' 6-1 victory at the Detroit Red Wings on..." December 10

  • X-rays negative on Schwartz after blocked shot

    CBS Sports "Initial x-rays on Schwartz' injured foot came back negative Saturday. This is obviously positive news for the Blues and fantasy owners' alike, as there was evidently some concern that Schwartz suffered a broken foot during Saturday's 6-1 win over the Red Wings. " December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Waiting on extending GM could be costly for Blues. Literally.

    Pro Hockey Talk "When you think of strong NHL teams that simply can’t “get over the hump,” your mind goes to teams like the Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks, and the St. Louis Blues. Perhaps it’s the missing transcendent success that explains why Blues GM Doug Armstrong is currently waiting on a contract..." December 05

  • Blues struggling to score as lineup returns to full strength

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have plenty of quality forwards. Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn have earned a top three placing in the league’s player of the month honors in October and November, respectively, and Vladimir Tarasenko is Vladimir Tarasenko, a three-time All-Star who has had at least 37 goals in each..." December 04

  • Berglund Returns From Injury, Blues Place Prosser on Waivers

    CBS St. Louis "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated forward Patrik Berglund from injured reserve (IR). Berglund has been sidelined since suffering a dislocated left shoulder during his offseason training this past summer. In..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Blues Active Jay Bouwmeetster, Questionable To Play On Tuesday

    CBS St. Louis "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH-mee-stuhr) from injured reserve (IR). Bouwmeester has been sidelined since fracturing his left ankle during 2017 training camp." November 20

  • Blues’ Beau Bennett Reassigned To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When Beau Bennett signed with the St. Louis Blues as a free agent this summer, he saw it as a fresh start in a career that has been marred by injury and missed opportunity. After an impressive rookie campaign with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012-13, following his surprise early departure from the..." November 16

  • Berglund, Bouwmeester getting closer to comeback with Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before heading off for the airport and a three-game, weeklong trip to western Canada, the Blues held a rare Sunday practice that included some rearranged lines and some new faces. Jay Bouwmeester and Patrik Berglund both took part in the session, and both will accompany the team on the trip...." November 12

  • Report: Blues in talks to sign banned KHL star Danis Zaripov

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues could soon be adding an X-factor into the fold. According to a report from Russia’s R-Sport, the Blues are in talks to sign former KHL winger Danis Zaripov. Zaripov played the 1998-99 season with the Swift Current Broncos in the WHL but outside of that the Chelyabinsk..." November 08

  • Tom Wilson keeps trying to beat up the Schenn brothers

    Pro Hockey Talk "There are probably plenty of players across the NHL that have a healthy dislike for Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson. He is physical. He is always kind of close to crossing the line. His job is to make you mad and get under your skin. The Schenn brothers, Luke (Arizona) and Brayden (St...." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Jaden Schwartz driving Blues’ early season success

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the 2017-18 season began the St. Louis Blues looked like a team that was going to be in some trouble for no other reason than a significant chunk of their lineup was hammered by injuries. They lost Robby Fabbri for the season before it even began, while players like Alexander Steen, Patrik..." November 03

  • Blues assign Barbashev, Blais to AHL "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has assigned forward Ivan Barbashev to the American Hockey League's (AHL) Chicago Wolves, and forward Sammy Blais to the AHL's San Antonio Rampage. Barbashev, 21, has dressed in six games..." October 22

  • NHL admits off-side challenge error that cost Avalanche a goal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL admitted on Friday that a decision denying the Colorado Avalanche a tying goal against the St. Louis was wrong. Mikko Rantanen’s goal late in the third period was overturned after Sven Andrighetto was ruled to be off-side following a video review challenge issued by the Blues. Now..." October 20

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Blues' Sobotka fined $5K for high-sticking Blackhawks' Sharp

    Sportsnet "The NHL fined St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka $5,000 for high-sticking Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp, the league’s department of player safety announced Thursday. The fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. Sobotka was assessed a..." October 19

  • Blues' Steen to make season debut following hand injury

    CBS Sports "Steen (hand) will make his season debut Wednesday against Chicago, Lou Korac of reports. The Blues will be ecstatic to have Steen back, who is one of their best players and something of a Swiss Army knife for the team. Steen has hit the 50-point plateau in each of the last four seasons,..." October 18

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Blues Coach Mike Yeo calls Tom Wilson's hit on Sunday 'predatory'

    CSN Washington "For the second time this preseason, Tom Wilson was involved in a controversial hit on a St. Louis player. The first one resulted in a two exhibition game suspension for the rugged Caps winger. The second, well, we don’t know yet. In the second period of Washington’s 4-3 win at Scottrade..." October 02

  • Upshall skates with Blues, will meet with Armstrong, Yeo

    TSN "Veteran forward Scott Upshall joined the St. Louis Blues at practice Saturday morning, according to a report from Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic. Upshall had been with the Vancouver Canucks through training camp on a professional tryout, but left to reportedly join the Blues after St. Louis..." September 30

  • St. Louis Blues Sign Robert Thomas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though he was just sent back to the London Knights to compete in the OHL again this year, the St. Louis Blues have signed Robert Thomas to a three-year entry-level contract. Thomas was the team’s first pick in the recent entry draft, selected 20th-overall. At the beginning of the 2016-17..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Report | Blues expected to sign Scottie Upshall

    Fanrag Sports "Forward Scottie Upshall has spent the preseason on a professional tryout with the Vancouver Canucks, but he will now reportedly be heading to the St. Louis Blues to sign a deal for the 2017-18 season, according to Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet. He is expected to sign a new deal on Friday. For..." September 29

  • Blues have talked about outside help to replace Fabbri, including Jaromir Jagr

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a tight cap situation, and a realization that NHL teams aren't eager to part with 20-goal scorers, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong indicated Thursday morning that the Blues are more likely to compensate for Robby Fabbri's season-ending knee injury from within the organization. "We..." September 28

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Blues forward Robby Fabbri will miss the entire 2017-18 season after re-injuring his surgically repaired left kne "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Robby Fabbri will miss the entire 2017-18 season after re-injuring his surgically repaired left knee. The Blues will hold a press conference with Armstrong and Fabbri on Thursday at 10..." September 27

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Fabbri out for remainder of Blues preseason

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The return to play of Robby Fabbri was put on hold Sunday with the team announcing that the forward, coming off a knee ligament injury in February, would be sidelined for the rest of the preseason. The team said Fabbri re-injured his surgically repaired left knee and would be re-evaluated in 10..." September 25

  • Blues’ Fabbri to miss rest of training camp after re-injuring knee

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues forward Robby Fabbri will be unable to participate in the rest of training camp after re-injuring his surgically repaired knee, the club announced on Sunday. Fabbri is coming off of surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury he suffered in..." September 24

  • Blues’ Alexander Steen to miss start of season with hand injury

    Sportsnet "Blues forward Alexander Steen is expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because of an injury to his left hand. The Blues announced that Steen suffered the injury Tuesday night during a game in Dallas and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The Blues’ first regular..." September 20

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