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  • 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

  • Bouwmeester out with fractured ankle

    TSN "St. Louis Blues forward Zach Sanford will undergo surgery and miss 5-6 months of action after dislocating his left shoulder during training camp. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the injury on Tuesday. He also said defenceman Jay Bouwmeester has a left ankle fracture and will be..." September 19

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Sanford sidelined with injury "Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo said he expects forward Zach Sanford to miss "a couple weeks" with a shoulder injury he sustained on the first day of training camp. Sanford was injured Thursday while battling for the puck in the corner during his group's practice session. "About three minutes..." September 16

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Blues re-sign Petteri Lindbohm

    Fanrag Sports "The St. Louis Blues have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with defenseman Petteri Lindbohm for the upcoming 2017-18 season, the team announced on Monday. Lindbohm spent the majority of last season as a member of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. Down in the AHL, he scored..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Original Blues d-man Noel Picard passes away at 78

    Pro Hockey Talk "Noel Picard, an original member of the St. Louis Blues when they entered the National Hockey League in 1967, passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, the club announced in a statement. He was 78 years old. Picard played in three consecutive Stanley Cup Finals for the Blues. He..." September 07

  • Yeo 'much more confident' as he begins first full season at Blues helm

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As Blues coach Mike Yeo made an eight-hour drive to St. Louis on Sunday, he recalled his feelings of coming to town a year ago as the team’s “coach in waiting.” “I remember walking into the locker room the first day last year and you don’t know who the players are,” Yeo said. “It’s a different..." August 28

  • Parayko ready for increased responsibility with Blues "St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko enters his third NHL season with one focus. "To make us a better team," he said following an informal skate at the Blues practice facility Wednesday. Parayko, 24, had 35 points (four goals, 31 assists) in 81 games last season, and avoided an..." August 25

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Opilka undergoes successful hip surgery "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that Blues goaltender Luke Opilka had successful surgery to repair a torn left hip labrum. Opilka had been dealing with the injury throughout the 2016-17 season while with the Kitchener..." August 19

  • Blues' Fabbri expected to be full participant in camp after ACL tear "Robby Fabbri knew it right away. Well, maybe he didn't know at the exact moment his left leg twisted like no leg ever should, but five minutes later, he found himself sitting on a table in the medical room at Scottrade Center staring into the concerned faces of the team doctors who were looking..." August 14

  • St. Louis sued over arena upgrade

    TSN "The city of St. Louis is facing a lawsuit over proposed upgrades to the Blues’ arena according to St. Louis Public Radio. Three St. Louis residents – including a democratic alderwoman – filed suit Friday in a St. Louis Circuit Court against the city and the Land Clearance Redevelopment..." August 12

  • After losing farm team, Blues land new one for next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "After losing their minor league affiliate to Vegas and being forced into playing next season without one of their own, the Blues are back in the AHL business. Per the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis is set to announce a five-year agreement with the San Antonio Rampage, the current American League..." August 03

  • Restless Fabbri is ready for Blues camp already

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Aside from a two-week trip to Europe, which was wrapped around the wedding of teammate Alexander Steen, Robby Fabbri has spent his summer in St. Louis. The free time has allowed the 21-year-old Blues forward an opportunity to see more of the city, but the native of the greater Toronto area has..." July 31

  • Blues re-sign goalie Binnington

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jordan Binnington, the netminder taken 88th overall by the Blues in 2011, has signed a one-year, two-way extension, the club announced on Friday. Binnington, 24, has played almost exclusively with St. Louis’ AHL affiliate since turning pro four years ago, though he did spend some time in the..." July 28

  • Blues have ‘wiggle room’ after locking up Parayko

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues didn’t break the bank to keep Colton Parayko for five more years, and that’s important since they don’t believe the NHL’s salary cap will rise significantly in the next little while. Parayko’s cap hit came in at a manageable $5.5 million, as the two sides narrowly avoided an..." July 20

  • Blues agree to five-year deal with defenceman Colton Parayko

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues have agreed to a five-year contract, $27.5 million with defenceman Colton Parayko. Parayko, 24, appeared in 81 games with the Blues last season, his second in the league. He has 13 goals and 68 points in 160 career games. The St. Albert, Alta. native was also a member of..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Sooner, not later, for Blues' best kids

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For Blues’ first-round pick Robert Thomas, the feeling would come whenever he turned on the TV last season and watched Toronto, Calgary or Arizona play. Thomas’ former teammates with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League — Mitch Marner, Matthew Tkachuk and Christian Dvorak — were NHL..." July 09

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