Blues Rumors & News

  • Tarasenko's hat-trick completing goal gives Blues OT win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have noted that last season the team had very little adversity up until the very end, when everyone seemed to get hurt. This season the adversity has been coming earlier. The team already is without center Paul Stastny, who has an injured shoulder but is making progress toward..." October 29

  • Blues captain Backes suffers upper-body injury "St. Louis Blues captain David Backes was forced to leave Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Dallas Stars after suffering what the team is calling an upper-body injury. Late in the first period, Backes was hit by Stars defenceman Trevor Daley and fell to the ice. Backes was slow to get up, but..." October 29

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Blues bounce back, beat Blackhawks

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Searching for any vital signs from his team, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock claimed before Saturday’s game against Chicago that the final tally on the Jumbotron would be of minimal significance. “Regardless of the score tonight, I want to see us play our game and I want to see a lot of good minutes..." October 26

  • Blues recall Jaskin, place Stastny on IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "After adding Paul Stastny to what was already a deep group this past offseason, the St. Louis Blues built up some hype as a team that might turn the corner. Now they’re off to a 2-3-1 start and just placed Stastny on IR. Placing Stastny on injured reserve (with what is believed to be a shoulder..." October 25

  • Blues believe illness hasn't run its course

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues are suffering from a wide-spread case of a "bacterial infection," not the flu as reported earlier by the club. The team suited up 20 players for Thursday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver, but eight sat out of Friday's practice, which was scheduled to be a full on-ice workout. While they may..." October 24

  • Canucks, goalie Ryan Miller overcome the Blues, 4-1

    Vancouver Sun "It would easy to make this all about Ryan Miller, but it was so much more than that. Granted, it may not have happened without Miller’s big contribution, but there were so many other positives in the Vancouver Canucks’ convincing 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Two goals..." October 24

  • Blues' Paul Stastny ruled out for Sunday, timeline for return uncertain "St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny took a big hit from Arizona Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal early in Saturday night's contest between the two teams. It was pretty apparent that he wasn't right even after staying on the ice to join the play. He immediately left the game after that shift and has..." October 19

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    Paul Stastny has an upper-body injury and won't return to the game. #STLvsARI #stlblues

  • Schwartz nets hat-trick in Blues' 6-1 win over Arizona

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jaden Schwartz headed to the Blues' bench at the end of what he thought would be his final shift, but with two goals on the night, the Blues wouldn't allow him to take a seat. "I was coming off and my teammates told me to stay on and try to get the hat-trick, so that was pretty cool," Schwartz..." October 19

  • Gunnarsson gets clearance to play for Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson received the green light Monday. The Blues hope that his arrival will help turn off the yellow light in the defensive zone. Gunnarsson, whom the Blues acquired from Toronto in a trade for Roman Polak last June, could be soon making his Blues debut. After having..." October 15

  • Determined Blues dominate Flames

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Still sour after their season-opening loss and starring ahead at a long layoff, the Blues were in no mood to fool around with Calgary Saturday night. Far from pleased with its start in Thursday’s defeat to the New York Rangers, the club scored 48 seconds into its matchup with the Flames and..." October 12

  • Boyle injury dampens Rangers’ season-opening win over Blues

    New York Post "It happens every time, doesn’t it, that injuries strike teams in areas in which they are most vulnerable? It happened to the Rangers in training camp when Derek Stepan suffered a broken leg that will sideline him for at least the first 10 games, thus removing the club’s No. 1 center from an..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Blues Finalize Roster, Mueller Headed To Europe

    HockeyBuzz "The Blues finalized their roster yesterday by cutting four players, trimming the roster to just 23 players. Robby Fabbri, who had a very impressive camp, made it to the last round of cuts, but was finally sent back to the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League. Meanwhile, Chris Butler,..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    #stlblues announce Cody Beach, Colin Fraser and Peter Mueller have been assigned to the Chicago Wolves

  • Woman falls to death sliding down escalator at Scottrade Center

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues fan who died Thursday night at the Scottrade Center was described as a friend who could find the silver lining in anything and liked to make people laugh. Melissa “Missy” Miles, 34, of south St. Louis, fell off an escalator on the second floor of the building, authorities said. She..." October 05

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Blues have released Bissonnette.

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Blues release Ryan Whitney from tryout.

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Hitch says Fabbri felt better today but won't play tomorrow. #stlblues

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Hitch said Gunnarsson will not be ready to start regular season. Until he comes out of red jersey, he's a non-factor. #stlblues

  • Blues' Schwartz set to make preseason debut with new contract in hand "St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz will make his preseason debut Thursday against the Minnesota Wild. Schwartz arrived at training camp on Monday after a protracted contract negotiation that resulted in a new two-year deal worth $4.7 million. "I'll have the butterflies tonight, it's my..." October 02

  • Bob Gainey joins Blues as consultant

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Ken Hitchcock will have a Hockey Hall of Famer as a sounding board this season. In a move that the Blues are keeping semi-quiet — in fact, they may not even make a public announcement — Bob Gainey has been added to the organization as a consultant. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992,..." October 01

  • Ty Rattie highlights Blues’ latest round of cuts

    Pro Hockey Talk "Following the Blues 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars Saturday night,which dropped St. Louis to 0-3-1 in the preseason, general manager Doug Armstrong trimmed his roster by five. Heading to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League are forwards Ty Rattie, John McCarthy and Philip McRae along..." September 28

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Jaden Schwartz's new two-year contract with STL pays him $2M in 1st year, $2.7M in 2nd year for AAV of (yup, you guessed it) $2.35M.

  • Schwartz, Blues close to deal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues and Jaden Schwartz appear to be closing in on a deal that could have forward in the fold by the end of Saturday. Schwartz, 22, has missed the first 10 days of training camp awaiting a contract extension. Both the Blues and Schwartz's agent, Wade Arnott, had said that they were focused..." September 27

  • Stastny makes Blues debut

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "About 90 seconds into the Blues home preseason opener against Columbus on Thursday night, Paul Stastny came off the bench, jumped over the boards, skated onto the ice and, at last, got into a game with his hometown team. Much of the first period was an exercise in relaxation for Stastny, as a..." September 27

  • Jaden Schwartz still unsigned despite big year ahead for Blues "Ryan Johansen is deservedly getting the lion share of attention when it comes to the litany of unsigned restricted free agents. But in all the bluster of that contentious negotiation between Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jaden Schwartz is quietly waiting for his own new contract from the..." September 24

  • Whitney Added as Training Camp Tryout "The Blues have invited defenseman Ryan Whitney to training camp as a professional tryout. Whitney was invited to Blues training camp last season. He played in seven games in 2013-14 with the Florida Panthers." September 19

  • Schwartz a no-show as Blues report to training camp

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues forward Jaden Schwartz remains unsigned and did not report to training today with the rest of the team. Schwartz was a no-show as his contract dispute with the club continues. "We've had dialogue recently," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "But I don't know when he's going..." September 19

  • Arrival of Jori Lehtera provides Blues with valuable depth at center

    Fox Sports Midwest "Paul Stastny may have gotten most of the attention this offseason as the sure thing to improve the Blues' depth at center, but Jori Lehtera will be the group's most intriguing X-factor. His long-awaited NHL debut brings plenty of promise, considering all the success the 26-year-old from Finland..." September 16

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Hitchcock tells me he will include more players in all situations and not rely on the same two or three forwards to carry the load #stlblues

  • Paul Bissonnette to Tryout at Blues Training Camp "The Blues have invited unrestricted free agent forward Paul Bissonnette to a tryout at training camp. Bissonnette, 29, has played in 202 career NHL games, registering seven goals and 15 assists (22 points). He has a plus-7 rating and 340 career penalty minutes." September 16

  • Allen settles in with Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In addition to goaltending, the Blues’ Jake Allen and Brian Elliott share another passion. They are both avid fishermen. A week ago, after working on the ice together at a camp in Madison, Wis., Allen and Elliott set out for an afternoon of casting on the lake. Then on Sunday, after arriving in..." September 12

  • Lehtera finally ready to make his NHL debut

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On July 1, the opening day of free agency in the NHL, the Blues made a surprise signing. No, not Paul Stastny, perhaps the most sought-after player in the pool, whom the Blues did rein in with a four-year, $28 million contract. Stastny wasn’t necessarily a surprise, though, because the Blues’..." September 07

  • Blues' Elliott confident he's ready to be No. 1 goalie "Brian Elliott is obviously happy to know he'll enter training camp as the St. Louis Blues' No. 1 goaltender. But at 29 years old and heading into his eighth NHL season, he knows there's no reason to change anything about his preparation or approach. "I don't think it's that much different than..." September 06

  • Blues, Schwartz 'significantly apart' on contract extension

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The agent for Jaden Schwartz and the Blues agree on one thing: they are not close on a contract extension for the restricted free-agent forward. Two weeks remain before the start of training camp on Sept. 18 and Schwartz remains the lone unsigned player on the roster. "I would characterize..." September 03

  • Blues ink first-round pick Fabbri

    Raleigh News & Observer "The St. Louis Blues agreed to terms on a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with forward Robby Fabbri on Tuesday. The 18-year-old center was taken with the 21st pick in June's draft. He posted 45 goals and 42 assists in 58 regular-season games for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey..." September 03

  • Is Blues' Cole done paying dues?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The past few years have been rewarding for Blues defenseman Ian Cole, on some levels. He has made a healthy amount of money, $750,000 last season, an NHL rate of $875,000 the previous two. That keeps gas in the car, pays the rent and then some for most lads in their early 20s. What’s more, Cole..." September 01

  • Blues add center depth to already formidable lineup "There are a lot of great teams in the Western Conference, and it has been that way for much of the salary-cap era. In the past three seasons, no team in the West has won more regular-season games than the St. Louis Blues. Only the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins have won more in the..." August 14

  • Elliott 'ready to work' as Blues No. 1 goalie "The St. Louis Blues have said Brian Elliott is heading into this season as their No. 1 goaltender. It seems no one has told Brian Elliott. "I really haven't heard it from the horse's mouth, so to speak, but obviously my parents and friends and family have read stuff on the Internet," Elliott..." July 29

  • Peter Mueller to attempt NHL comeback with St. Louis Blues "If Peter Mueller is going to make his return to the NHL after a year away, it will be with the St. Louis Blues organization. The Blues signed Mueller to a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday. The former first-round pick of the Arizona Coyotes spent last season in Switzerland after not being able to..." July 29

  • Prosser agrees to contract with Blues "Defenseman Nate Prosser and the St. Louis Blues agreed to terms Monday on a one-year, two-way contract, according to multiple media reports. Financial terms were not disclosed. Prosser, 28, had two goals and eight points in 53 games for the Minnesota Wild last season. " July 22

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Sobotka receives a one-year award through arbitration. He will receive $2.725 million for the season in which he returns to the #stlblues.

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    #stlblues announce signing of defenseman Chris Butler to a one-year, two-way contract.

  • Blues sign forward Ferriero to one-year contract "Forward Benn Ferriero on Wednesday signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues. Financial terms were not disclosed. Ferriero, 27, played two games with the Vancouver Canucks last season, but spent the majority with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. He ranked..." July 16

  • Fabbri makes strong first impression on Blues "Tim Taylor has gotten to know St. Louis Blues 2014 first-round pick Robert Fabbri quite extensively this week. The Blues director of player development worked with some of their top prospects during development camp at the Ice Zone, inside St. Louis Outlet Mall. After watching Fabbri, Taylor..." July 13

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #TBLightning have signed forward Brenden Morrow to a 1-year deal, team announces.

  • Ott returns to Blues with two-year contract "Steve Ott signed a two-year contract to remain with the St. Louis Blues, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not released, but Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the total value to be $5.2 million. Ott, 31, joined the Blues before the trade deadline last..." July 10

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