Blues Rumors & News

  • Blues get past Sens

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues found their offensive touch on the road Saturday afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre. After scoring just one goal in the first two games of their road trip, three of the Blues’ four lines registered goals in a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Vladmir Tarasenko pumped in his..." November 23

  • Blues’ Bouwmeester suffers ‘lower-body ailment’ in win over Senators

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues ended a brief two-game losing skid with a win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, but the two points may come with a price. Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester didn’t play a shift for the final six minutes of the third period, but the Blues managed to hang on for a 3-2 victory...." November 22

  • Pacioretty, Price lead the way over Blues

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Max Pacioretty scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season and Carey Price made 31 saves as the Canadiens erased a 1-0 deficit and defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The win gave the Canadiens a 15-5-1 record for an NHL-best 31 points. They moved..." November 21

  • Bruins beat Blues, 2-0, in Krejci's return

    CSN New England "The Bruins went into the game missing another player with Brad Marchand unable to play, and lost Adam McQuaid two shifts into the second period when he took a shot off his right hand. But the Bruins managed to battle through those absences and ride the return of David Krejci to a quality 2-0 win..." November 19

  • 'STL Line' shines again in Blues win over Capitals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A trade, a few snow flakes and a sellout crowd — it’s beginning to feel like hockey season at Scottrade Center. In a mid-day move, Jordan Leopold was dealt to Columbus for a draft pick, and later in the evening, a crowd of 19,399 drove through the first dusting of the season to see the Blues..." November 16

  • Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Leopold from Blues "The Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the St. Louis Blues for a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Leopold was acquired by the Blues on March 30, 2013. He had a goal and seven assists in 49 regular-season games and one assist in 12 Stanley Cup..." November 16

  • Oshie scores in return, Blues top Predators

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the first time in the 2014-15 season, in Game No. 16, the Blues had their full arsenal available Thursday night. T.J. Oshie was a late-afternoon addition, after missing seven games with a concussion, filling out the lineup card that the Blues had projected in the offseason. In front of a..." November 14

  • Oshie says with clearance, he could play tonight

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Winger T.J. Oshie, who has missed seven games with a concussion, said after the morning skate on Thursday that if he gets through the afternoon without any symptoms, he could play tonight against Nashville. "I was skating around, I asked (Chris Porter) to hit me a little bit to see how I'd..." November 13

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    The #stlblues have announced T.J. Oshie has been activated from IR and will return to the lineup tonight.

  • Lehtera's hat trick leads Blues to win over Sabres

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues’ Jori Lehtera joked recently that he was tired of doing all of Vladimir Tarasenko’s media interviews. Lehtera should be careful what he wishes for, because after Tuesday’s game against Buffalo, he will be facing more buzz about himself. The Finnish-born center netted a natural hat trick..." November 12

  • Blues' Oshie progressing in trying return from concussion

    The Score "On the ice again Wednesday, T.J. Oshie told reporters he is progressing from the concussion symptoms that have undermined his start to the season, but has no timetable for a return to the St. Louis Blues' lineup. Like most head injuries, Oshie admitted his latest setback has been a difficult..." November 12

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Reaves (ankle) out tonight. #stlblues

  • Filip Forsberg leads Predators over Blues

    Tennessean "James Neal told Filip Forsberg to keep an eye out for him. Forsberg listened, and his pass to Neal in the third period turned into the game-winning goal in the Predators' 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Saturday night at Scottrade Center. Neal's goal — his team-leading eighth of the season —..." November 09

  • Stastny slow in first game back but practice time will help

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Paul Stastny struggled in his first game back in the Blues' lineup Thursday, a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. Stastny, who missed eight games with a shoulder injury, did not have a shot on goal, won three of nine face-offs and was a minus-2 in 15 minutes, 37 seconds of ice time...." November 08

  • Blues stretch win streak to seven with win over Devils

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Down to the final 15 seconds of the first period Thursday, the Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko clanked the post behind New Jersey goaltender Cory Schneider. Perhaps everyone on the ice and in the crowd of 16,523 at Scottrade Center thought the game would go into the first intermission..." November 07

  • Blues hit repeat button in New Jersey

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues came into Tuesday night’s game with New Jersey with a five-game winning streak, but it was hardly an easy one. The previous two wins were in shootouts and another was in overtime. Only one of the wins, a 2-0 victory over Anaheim, was by more than a goal. So there’s a fine line for..." November 05

  • Blues find recipe versus Rangers for fifth win in a row

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "One goal was a thing of beauty, one goal was a fluke, and a third was from a player who hadn’t scored since January. Put that together with another big night of goaltending from Brian Elliott, and the Blues kept right on going. The Blues extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-3..." November 04

  • Stastny nearing a return to Blues' lineup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues center Paul Stastny was on the ice Sunday morning for the team's optional practice and he will travel with the club on its two-game road trip. Recently, general manager Doug Armstrong alluded to an "internal timetable" when Stastny will return to the lineup, but he wouldn't disclose the..." November 02

  • Blues win in shootout after losing 2-0 lead against Avalanche

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues picked up another two goals from Vladimir Tarasenko. They nearly needed another hat trick from him. The Blues extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 shootout victory over Colorado Saturday night. But after blowing a two-goal lead, they needed a shootout goal by Joakim..." November 02

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    David Backes cleared to play tonight #stlblues

  • Blues blank Ducks 2-0 for third consecutive victory

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Ryan Reaves didn't miss the second time. The Blues' forward known more for his energy had a goal on his stick in the opening minutes of Thursday's game against Anaheim, but his shot sailed high and wide. "After the first one he missed, I told him he would have to fight me if he missed..." October 31

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    Both Backes and Oshie won't play tonight. Hitchcock says both have been diagnosed with concussions. #stlblues

  • 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

    The Score "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