Blues Rumors & News

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 09

  • Pietrangelo Placed on Injured Reserve

    NHL.com "Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a right knee injury in the Blues’ 4-1 win against Minnesota on Saturday. Pietrangelo will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The Blues defenseman was injured following a knee-on-knee collision with Minnesota’s..." February 08

  • Blues power up, beat Wild

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In a showdown between teams battling themselves as much as the other squad, the Blues were the ones who found a way to put their worries behind them — at least for one night — and let the good times roll. After scoring just three goals in their previous four games, the Blues had their own Mardi..." February 07

  • Blues could host 2017 Winter Classic

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The NHL is finalizing discussions to bring an outdoor hockey game to Busch Stadium in 2017, multiple sources have told the Post-Dispatch. The plan is not yet complete, but the league is strongly considering the city to host the "Winter Classic," in which the Blues' opponent could be the Chicago..." February 07

  • Jones' timely saves help Sharks to impressive win

    CSN Bay Area "For the first few minutes of the Sharks-Blues game on Thursday night, it was plainly obvious which team enjoyed a full practice on Wednesday and which one landed in the early morning hours from Anaheim. St. Louis had the initial territorial edge and looked primed to take a quick lead. Martin..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    #stlblues announce Ty Rattie back to Chicago #AHL

  • Brouwer helps Blues edge Nashville 1-0

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When it was pointed out to Troy Brouwer that it had been awhile since the Blues scored before his tally Tuesday night, he wittily replied: "Yeah, we were on the All-Star break for a week." True, the eight days off made it seem a lot longer, but going back before the break, the offense had been..." February 03

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    Magnus Paajarvi will return tonight after missing seven games with an upper-body injury. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/7AwxecmoA4

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Hitch said Paajarvi is good to go. He'll play tomorrow. #stlblues

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Elliott and Copley are goalies on ice. No Jake Allen. #stlblues

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Schwartz won't play tomorrow but he and #stlblues liked how he got through and finished today. Will take a look at him again Wednesday.

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Schwartz closing in on his long-awaited return

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "His breakout year well behind him, the Blues’ Jaden Schwartz had a chance to set himself apart in 2015-16. Perhaps he would earn his first All-Star selection. Perhaps he’d position himself for a spot on Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Perhaps, if everything went right..." January 29

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Blues seek St. Louis arena upgrades after departure of Rams

    ESPN "The St. Louis Blues want local governments to renovate their city-owned downtown arena as part of a project that will also upgrade the city's convention center and former home of its recently departed NFL team. Blues officials and the regional St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission met with..." January 26

  • Corey Crawford's seventh shutout leads Blackhawks past Blues

    Chicago Sun-Times "Two tired hockey teams crawling to the finish of a brutal January took the ice Sunday night at the United Center. And one very fresh Corey Crawford. “I feel good. I’m having fun,” Crawford said. “Having fun playing hockey.” When the Hawks needed it most, Crawford was a one-man..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Varlamov, Stempniak and Elliott named stars of week

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, New Jersey Devils right wing Lee Stempniak and St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 24. FIRST STAR – SEMYON VARLAMOV, G, COLORADO AVALANCHE Varlamov posted a 4-0-0 record with..." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Blues, Backes hope to work out a deal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "David Backes remembers thinking to himself after signing a five-year contract extension in November 2010 that the deal would last “forever.” For Backes, then 26, it was the beginning of many thrills. He was invited by Team USA to the first of two Olympics in 2010, selected for his first..." January 25

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    Richard Labbé @Richardlabbe

    #Blues Steen+Bouwmeester out vs #Habs. B.Elliott in.

  • Avalanche gets victory over Blues in Colorado's first shootout of the season

    Denver Post "Although Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon is 20 now, he still can sound like a wide-eyed teenager. "It's fun," he said after the Avalanche's 2-1 wild shootout victory over St. Louis at the Pepsi Center on Friday night. "Everybody on their feet, chanting, 'Varly, Varly.' I think we play this..." January 23

  • Blues pull one out in Detroit

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Red Wings are moving into a new building for the 2017-18 season, making this the Blues’ next-to-last trip into Joe Louis Arena, barring some postseason play. Which is fine with the Blues, since the closest thing the NHL still has to an old barn is a place where the weird seems to happen...." January 21

  • Schwartz skates with Blues, takes another step toward return

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jaden Schwartz took another step on the road to returning to the lineup with the Blues, skating with the team Wednesday morning for the first time since fracturing his ankle Oct. 23. As mileposts go on the way to a return to action, rejoining the team in practice is usually the last one. Though..." January 21

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Blues defeat Penguins 5-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Paul Stastny can see again. A facial injury required him to wear a caged mask the past two games, bringing him back to his college days at the University of Denver, but Stastny went back to a visor for Monday’s game against Pittsburgh. He said the cage took away his peripheral vision and noted..." January 19

  • Blues seeking hockey trade for Shattenkirk

    The Hockey News "For several weeks, the St. Louis Blues have regularly appeared in the trade rumor mill. There’s talk defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk’s UFA status in 2017 could force GM Doug Armstrong to move the skilled blueliner this season. Among the clubs believed pursuing Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan..." January 19

  • Blues say injuries have delayed trade talks

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have popped up in several speculated trades lately, some involving names of their own and some tying them to available players. Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who could be too costly when his contract expires after the 2016-17 season, has been available since last summer for the..." January 18

  • Blues beat Canadiens 4-3 in OT

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have held two Heritage theme nights this season. The first was "Captains Night" on Dec. 12, honoring the 20 players in franchise history who have worn the "C," including 11 who were in attendance. On cue that night, Blues captain David Backes had a goal, an assist and fight for a "Gordie..." January 17

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Hitch said they need more medical info before they know what his they're dealing with regarding Steen. #stlblues

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    STL puts Konrad Albeltshauser on unconditional ($125) waivers presumably for purposes of mutually-agreed termination of contract.

  • St. Louis fans chant 'Kroenke sucks' amid ceremonial puck drop

    ESPN "St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman, wearing a St. Louis Cardinals jacket, and Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt III, wearing a Blues jacket, were at center ice for the Blues' game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night to drop the puck as a sign of support for the city of St. Louis. As..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Canes put away Blues for their fourth straight win

    Canes Country "Don't look now, but the Carolina Hurricanes are presently tied with the Boston Bruins (three games in hand) and the New Jersey Devils with 47 points and are just percentage points out of the final playoff spot in the East. The Canes went into St. Louis with a purpose and easily defeated the..." January 15

  • Red Wings trade prospect Nedomlel to Blues

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings today traded defenseman Richard Nedomlel to the St. Louis Blues for future considerations. Nedomlel, 22, appeared in a pair of games for the Grand Rapids Griffins this season and recorded a plus-1 rating and 20 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound defenseman also..." January 15

  • Drouin rumors heating up with Blues, Ducks, Predators reportedly the contenders

    The Score "A Jonathan Drouin trade could be imminent. Or not. Much has been speculated about the future of the Tampa Bay Lightning forward over the past 12 hours. TVA's Renaud Lavoie reported Thursday night that a trade for Drouin could happen in the next 24 hours, though he backed off that Friday..." January 15

  • Blues roll over Devils with 5-2 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On the day the Blues moved into sole possession of winter on the St. Louis professional sports scene, they provided a ray of hope on an otherwise dismal night for local sports. And they did it by coming face-to-face with their biggest nemesis: A lead going into the third period. For the..." January 13

  • Blues recall Butler, Rattie from Chicago under emergency conditions

    Fox Sports Midwest "The St. Louis Blues were pounded by injuries during their three-game road trip out West, prompting a call for the cavalry Monday. The Blues recalled defenseman Chris Butler and forward Ty Rattie from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, under emergency conditions Monday...." January 12

  • Blues, Predators Among Teams Seeking Drouin

    Today's Slapshot "“I think there’s some kind of smaller moves that could be coming. Colorado is at 50 contracts. So they’re going to want to try to get down from there, if they can. You never want to be at the maximum. So that’s one issue. “Columbus has nine defensemen now, I think, since they traded for Jones...." January 12

  • Will the Blues move Shattenkirk for scoring help?

    TSN "After last week’s captivating Ryan Johansen for Seth Jones swap, the big question is: Who’s next? Nothing is imminent, but St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk’s name is out there again, two sources confirmed, after whispers that he might be available first surfaced last summer...." January 12

  • More injuries but Blues get a win against Kings

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Only 17 healthy Blues will make the trip back to St. Louis on Sunday. A three-game road trip was devastating on the injury front, as the Blues lost two more players Saturday night in Los Angeles. But after heartbreak in both Colorado and Anaheim, what's left of the decimated club showed some..." January 10

  • Blues expected to receive trade calls on Shattenkirk

    Sportsnet "Kevin Shattenkirk is one of the best puck-moving defencemen in the NHL and he’s slated to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. He’s the type of player that’s considered a hot commodity to NHL general managers. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on the..." January 10

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    The Blues have recalled goalie Jordan Binnington from the Chicago Wolves. https://t.co/X5T59ikBa3 pic.twitter.com/OmYKd360r3

  • Ryan Getzlaf's goal against Blues gives Ducks rare shootout victory

    Orange County Register "Working hard in the third period got the Ducks to overtime, and working extra finally paid off for them. Ryan Getzlaf got the decisive goal in the shootout and John Gibson stopped three of the four St. Louis tries to give the Ducks a 4-3 victory over the Blues on Friday night. The Ducks..." January 09