Paul Stastny RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blues’ Stastny: ‘History has to change eventually’

    Pro Hockey Talk "There are plenty of ways that the St. Louis Blues can approach what should be a fascinating Game 7 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday. Some might find it difficult to shrug off the Blues’ past playoff disappointments and the Blackhawks’ loaded resume of big-game success. Paul Stastny..." April 24

  • Blues' Stastny will return to lineup Monday

    The Score "Secondary scoring behind star forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been a struggle for the St. Louis Blues this season, but the team will get a welcome boost with the return of Paul Stastny on Monday. " November 23

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    Norm Sanders @NormSanders

    Blues have placed center Paul Stastny on injured reserve with broken right foot. Will be reevaluated in 5 weeks #stlblues

  • Stastny out at least five weeks with broken foot

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues center Paul Stastny will miss at least five weeks with a broken right foot suffered in the team's game at Vancouver on Friday. The Blues have placed him on injured reserve. Stastny got the injury while blocking a shot in the second period. He left the ice and went to the dressing room...." October 21

  • Already battered Blues lose Stastny for at least two games

    NBC Sports "At this rate, injuries might bring an abrupt halt to the St. Louis Blues’ early season momentum. With Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body), Robby Fabbri (concussion), and Patrik Berglund (shoulder) already on the sidelines, St. Louis forward Paul Stastny was hurt while blocking a shot on Friday. The..." October 18

  • Stastny ready to take on leadership role in St. Louis

    Pro Hockey Talk "With T.J. Oshie dealt to the Washington Capitals in the offseason, Paul Stastny is ready to embrace more of a leadership role in second season with the St. Louis Blues. “By the end of the year I started speaking up. The first year with a new team, you kind of fly under the radar and be quiet,”..." August 16

  • Lehtera returns to Blues' second line -- where Stastny's been doing just fine

    Fox Sports Midwest "As hard as it is to believe, reuniting the STL line may not be the best option for the Blues. Jori Lehtera will return to the lineup for Tuesday night's game against Arizona at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest, and coach Ken Hitchcock says the 27-year-old rookie will return to his normal spot..." February 10

  • Blues' Stastny finally appears to be hitting his stride

    Fox Sports Midwest "Paul Stastny's transition from his longtime home in Colorado to his hometown has finally gotten smoother after a rough start. The veteran center figured to play a big role in St. Louis, with general manager Doug Armstrong even hinting a spot on the top line with David Backes and Alexander Steen..." January 06

  • Half of the league is interested in Stastny

    Pro Hockey Talk "This offseason features a more open interview window between pending free agents and potential new teams, which introduces a fun new narrative: news about the number of franchises inquiring about players. Paul Stastny takes the cake, at least so far. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the..." June 27

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

  • Paul Stastny, Avs are playing waiting game

    Denver Post "Any negotiations between Paul Stastny and the Avalanche are unlikely to start before the 20th of this month. The agent for Stastny, Matt Keator, has been in no rush. At the NHL trade deadline, the Avs were interested in hammering out an extension for Stastny, but Keator and Stastny wanted to..." June 08

  • Stastny’s agent says ‘nothing imminent’ on new deal with Avs

    Denver Post "Sorry it’s been a little while since my last Hockey Talk podcast, especially since the Avs’ season ended about three weeks ago. As I said earlier on this blog, once the hockey season ends, I am thrown into the brig of general assignment stories. That means I’m just as apt to be writing a story..." May 26

  • Avs' Stastny goes from trade bait to essential

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the NHL trading deadline neared six weeks ago, Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny was getting anxious. There were rumors the team was looking to move him, but he wanted to stay. So on March 5, with the 3 p.m. Eastern time deadline approaching and the team in Detroit, Stastny attended..." April 21

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Roy: Paul Stastny will play. John Mitchell (back) is day-to-day & won't play tonight.

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Stastny won't play tonight either, but not a big deal. No setback. Should be in lineup Friday

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Roy said Paul Stastny (back) is listed as day to day. He will not play tonight.

  • Stastny leaves game against Blues "Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny sustained a back injury on his first shift in the opening minute of the first period Saturday against the St. Louis Blues at Pepsi Center and is doubtful to return. Stastny missed two games earlier this season because of back spasms." March 08

  • Paul Stastny pleased to remain with Avs after NHL trade deadline

    Denver Post "Paul Stastny said he spent the final hours before the NHL's trading deadline in Detroit attending mass on Ash Wednesday, watching "American Hustle" in his hotel room and noticing that time was crawling. Finally, the deadline passed at 3 p.m. Eastern time, and he still was a member of the..." March 06

  • Paul Stastny "absolutely" willing to grant the Avs a discount

    Denver Post "With the Avalanche trip to Chicago and Detroit spanning Wednesday's NHL trading deadline, it's at least noticeable — and perhaps ominous — that the team's front office is heavily represented on the road. The traveling party includes executive vice president for hockey operations Joe Sakic,..." March 04

  • Paul Stastny, Avs could part ways if new deal not done by Wednesday

    Denver Post "The Avalanche is not looking for a rental player before Wednesday's NHL trade deadline. While the one-step-away Avs of old could often afford to gamble on expensive rentals and part with young prospects or draft picks and justify it to their fans, the Avs of the present are thinking beyond this..." March 02

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    Mike Chambers @MikeChambers

    Paul Stastny (ankle) game-time decision. He will skate in warmups. Alex Tanguay (knee) is out. #Avs vs. #Sabres on tap from Pepsi Center

  • Alex Tanguay and P.A. Parenteau close to returning for Avalanche

    Denver Post "Alex Tanguay bounded into the Avalanche dressing room Friday, fresh from a pain-free practice, a smile on his face. What seemed to be a lost season for Tanguay just a couple of weeks ago has been replaced by hope and promise. Tanguay has a date in mind to return to the Avs' lineup. He won't..." January 18

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    adater @adater

    Paul Stastny will return tomorrow against Preds

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Paul Stastny will not play for Avalanche vs. #Blackhawks tonight. Colorado will go with seven defensemen.

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Paul Stastny not playing tonight because of back spasms.

  • Paul Stastny aims for big season with Avalanche

    Denver Post "The cynic might say Paul Stastny seems highly motivated to have a great season for the Avalanche because he's in a contract year. The reality of pro sports history suggest it might be a contributing factor should Stastny have a great season. However it happens that will be fine with Avs..." September 13

  • Paul Stastny and Matt Hunwick named to U.S. national team

    Denver Post "Paul Stastny and Matt Hunwick will be taking a trip to Helsinki, Finland, in a few days. They were both named to the U.S. national team today for the upcoming World Championships. The team that will be coached by Joe Sacco. Will that be the only team Sacco can list as his employer soon? We’ll find..." April 25

  • Paul Stastny returns to Avalanche, echoes Giguere: 'We need angry'

    Denver Post "While the Avalanche might have some wounds to lick this offseason, their roster is on the mend as they welcome back three key forwards this week. Paul Stastny is returning to the lineup Wednesday night and the Avs got David Jones back in Monday's loss to Calgary. Thursday, veteran forward Milan..." April 10

  • Paul Stastny, Ryan Wilson out with injuries for Colorado Avalanche

    Denver Post "Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny will be out about 10 days with a bruised left foot, the team said Monday. Stastny suffered the injury Sunday night against Vancouver, after blocking a slap shot from the Canucks' Jason Garrison. Stastny had not missed a game previously this season. The Avs..." March 26

  • Avs' dilemma: With Ryan O'Reilly back, is it time to move Paul Stastny?

    Denver Post "The Avalanche has a Faustian bargain on its hands. The darned-if-they-do, darned-if-they-don't situation goes something like this: If the Avs still really want to trade Ryan O'Reilly, they need to maximize his value again, which means giving him substantial ice time with top-six linemates so he..." March 05

  • Paul Stastny happy to greet new year

    Denver Post "It was a bit of a crazy season a year ago for Paul Stastny. He had perhaps the poorest stretch of hockey statistically in his career, yet he still played in the NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, N.C. As usual, he created no controversy for himself or the Avalanche, being a consummate pro and a good..." January 02

  • Avalanche's Stastny gets no shots on goal vs. Wild

    Denver Post "Paul Stastny? was needed by his team Thursday night, but the Avalanche's highest- paid player didn't deliver. For the first time in a game all season, Stastny failed to get a shot on goal in Colorado's 1-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center — none, despite three Avs power plays..." November 18

  • Hurting Avalanche get Liles, Stastny back for red-hot Canucks

    Denver Post "When the Avalanche resumes play Wednesday night against the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks, a couple of its important veteran players should be back in the lineup. Defenseman John-Michael Liles and center Paul Stastny are both listed as probable to return for Wednesday's game with the red-hot..." March 15

  • Stastny, Duchene display star power in hockey All-Star game

    Denver Post "Avalanche center Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist for the losing Team Staal on Sunday at the NHL All-Star Game, while Colorado teammate Matt Duchene had a goal for the winning Team Lidstrom. Also in Team Lidstrom's 11-10 victory, Duchene took the first penalty shot in All-Star Game history..." January 31