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  • “Good Chance” Vladimir Tarasenko Returns On Blues’ Upcoming Trip

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues will start a six-game road trip tomorrow night against the San Jose Sharks and at some point during it, will likely get a big boost. Vladimir Tarasenko was a full participant in practice today and afterward, head coach Craig Berube told reporters..." February 26

  • What usually happens with an NHL team that changes its coach mid-season

    Sportsnet "This is your introduction to the concept of “LOFT,” which is at the centre of conversations NHL GMs and owners have when their team is losing and they’re considering their options to quickly get better. Is our coach failing to get the most out of this roster, or are..." February 25

  • AHL Announces Full 2020-21 Schedule For Canadian Clubs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over a month since the AHL released the regular season schedules for its American teams and more than three weeks since those same teams started playing, the league has finally announced a full season schedule for its Canadian contingent. Of course, the clubs already began..." February 24

  • NHL Announces Schedule Changes for Four Games

    NHL.com "The NHL has announced changes to four Blackhawks games over the remainder of the 2020-21 season, including last Saturday's postponed game agaisnt the Carolina Hurricanes:  CHI at NSH - Monday, April 19 (originally Sunday, April, 4)  CHI at CAR -..." February 23

  • Updated Landing Spots for Buffalo Sabres Captain Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Nation "The Buffalo Sabres' struggles through the opening month of this season prompted one NHL insider to suggest they could trade Jack Eichel. During an appearance on Buffalo radio WGR 550's The Instigators (h/t to The Athletic's John Vogl), Sportsnet's..." February 23

  • St. Louis Blues Carl Gunnarsson Out for Season

    Last Word On Sports "The St. Louis Blues have lost Carl Gunnarsson to injury for the rest of the season. The defender exited early in a recent game against the Los Angeles Kings and did not return. The ailment is to his right knee and will keep Gunnarson out for the rest of the campaign. St...." February 23

  • Colton Parayko dealing with back injury, return timeline unclear

    The Score "St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko is suffering from a back injury, sources told The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford. Parayko's been dealing with the ailment throughout the season and has missed the club's past two games. There's no clear..." February 22

  • How temporary realignment has impacted the NHL standings so far

    TSN "Looking at the National Hockey League standings, the first thing you notice is the Toronto Maple Leafs sitting in pole position. But is it real? The answer is yes. In my seven years at TSN, that was the easiest piece I’ve written to date! Now for a more interesting..." February 22

  • Sammy Blais lands on COVID list

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Through a rash of injuries that currently has four Blues on some form of injured reserve and two other Blues unavailable, at least the team could say it had avoided the NHL’s COVID list. Until Saturday afternoon, that is. Forward Sammy Blais showed up on the list which obviously..." February 22

  • 7 fast thoughts on early trade rental candidates

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. This week’s column should be up for the Hart, Selke, Rocket. 1. With all due respect to the Vancouver Canucks’ dismal start, we’re counting just..." February 20

  • Blues' forward Ivan Barbashev (ankle) on IR

    TSN "The St. Louis Blues announced Friday afternoon that forward Ivan Barbashev sustained an injury to his left ankle and is being placed on the injured reserve list. The team says he will be re-evaluated in six weeks. Barbashev suffered the injury in the third..." February 19

  • Blackhawks' Stan Bowman favorite to be GM for U.S. Olympic men's team

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is the front-runner to serve as GM of the United States men's hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics, TSN's Frank Seravalli reported on Thursday's edition of "Insider Trading." USA Hockey will not..." February 18

  • Blues hoping to re-sign Jordan Binnington

    NHL.com "Jordan Binnington is in the final season of his contract and the St. Louis Blues intend to re-sign the pending unrestricted free agent. The 27-year-old goalie agreed to a two-year, $8.8 million contract ($4.4 million average annual value) July 13, 2019, one month after setting..." February 18

  • GM Doug Armstrong: '10 or 11 locks' for Team Canada at Olympics

    TSN "Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong said Wednesday the list of players being considered for the 2022 Men's Olympic team is already being pared down. Armstrong, who was officially named general manager earlier this month, said discussions on the roster have been ongoing..." February 18

  • What drives the modern NHL defenseman, and what's next?

    The Score "Ty Smith remembers his dad's sales pitch like it was yesterday. It was 2007 or 2008 and his minor hockey team was short on defensemen in the middle of a tournament. None of Smith's teammates were eager to drop back and help out, so, as the coach's son, he became the..." February 18

  • As NHL deals with COVID-19 issues, is on-ice transmission among players to blame?

    USA Today "The signs that COVID-19 would wreak havoc on the 2021 NHL season were there before the first puck even dropped. Five days prior to opening night on Jan. 13, the league announced the defending Western Conference champion Dallas Stars would not open the season as scheduled because..." February 17

  • 5 Landing Spots for Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Penguins' recent hiring of Ron Hextall as their general manager and Brian Burke as president of hockey operations had NHL pundits pondering what changes lay in store for the roster. TSN's Darren Dreger went as far as raising the possibility of..." February 17

  • NHL players to wear custom Willie O'Ree-inspired skates

    Yardbarker "Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier when he became the first Black player to take the ice for the Boston Bruins on Jan. 18, 1958 against the Montreal Canadiens. He'll now be honored by players across the league with custom skates.  The NHL announced Wednesday..." February 17

  • NHL Announces Widespread Schedule Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With so many games postponed so far this season, the NHL has had to make widespread adjustments to get back on track. The league’s position is still to have all 31 teams play a full 56-game campaign, meaning the schedule-maker is working overtime through the COVID and inclement..." February 16

  • Bill Daly confident NHL can finish full season amid wave of postponements

    The Score "The NHL has faced numerous hurdles with COVID-19 since the season's start just over a month ago. The league has postponed more than 30 games so far, and nearly a hundred players have appeared on the COVID-19 protocol list from 27 different teams. Despite the setbacks, NHL deputy..." February 16

  • Blues' Torey Krug leaves game vs. Coyotes with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues defenceman Torey Krug left Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes with an upper-body injury and will not return, the team announced. " February 15

  • Vladimir Tarasenko joins teammates on ice at practice

    The Score "St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko joined his teammates on the ice in a limited capacity at practice Friday. The 29-year-old underwent the third shoulder surgery of his career in August and was reportedly being re-evaluated in five months. Earlier in..." February 12

  • Bill Daly confirms NHL working on changing draft lottery

    TSN "Given what happened in the Habs and Oilers game and on the heels of Tomas Nosek getting yanked out of the Vegas Golden Knights game on Tuesday, it’s pretty clear how critical rapid testing has now become. Where are we on that front? Frank Seravalli: This has been..." February 12

  • Early Projection for Team Canada's 2022 Olympic Men's Hockey Roster

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are scheduled for Feb. 4-20. They will mark the first time NHL players have participated in men's ice hockey at the Games since 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Team Canada took home the gold medal at the Sochi Games. Eight years later, they will attempt..." February 12

  • Rapid testing among NHL's enhanced COVID-19 measures

    The Score "The NHL announced its enhanced COVID-19 measures Thursday, which include rapid testing on game days, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Other key protocols include: Asking that players remain at home as much as possible (except for..." February 11

  • Which teams have been NHL's biggest surprises a month into season?

    USA Today "The NHL's first month is nearly done, and though COVID-19 postponements have dominated the news, there has been some good action on the ice. So what have been the biggest surprises of the early season? USA TODAY Sports' hockey experts weigh in.  New York..." February 11

  • Blues defenseman Scott Perunovich to undergo shoulder surgery

    Yardbarker "This is certainly not the rookie season Scott Perunovich was hoping for. The St. Louis Blues defenseman will undergo shoulder surgery Friday and is out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. He is expected to be healthy and ready for the 2021-22 season, but he’ll..." February 11

  • What Your Team Is Thankful For: St. Louis Blues

    Pro Hockey Rumors "What are the Blues most thankful for? A strong start to the season from Justin Faulk. It was only a year and a half ago that GM Doug Armstrong surprised many by trading for Faulk, giving them a big upgrade on their back end.  Or so they..." February 10

  • 6 NHL Players on Bad Teams Who Could Help Contenders at Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's the stuff that Stanley Cup dreams are made of. A contending team looking for a final puzzle piece—a scorer, a goalie, a defender or a glue guy—pulls the trigger on a late-season transaction that ultimately puts it over the top.   It makes the..." February 10

  • It’s Time to Pause the NHL Season

    Japers' Rink "Maybe we should’ve known that the NHL season shouldn’t have started when the Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t make it through training camp without a COVID outbreak. Maybe it was when the Washington Capitals were fined $100,000 for..." February 09

  • Five candidates to coach Team Canada at 2022 Winter Olympics

    Sportsnet "Last week, it was announced the 2022 Canadian men's Olympic hockey team would be led by Doug Armstrong, as the Blues GM will be tasked with building out the roster and hiring the coaches to organize it all. What's especially interesting heading into the 2022 tournament is that..." February 09

  • Why goalies are struggling so far in 2021

    ESPN "On Feb. 28, Maddie Rooney will play at Madison Square Garden as part of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association Dream Gap Tour. For the 23-year-old goalie, it's "an incredible opportunity" to play in New York City at the world's most famous arena...." February 08

  • Blues’ Robert Thomas Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Thumb

    Pro Hockey Rumors "St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube told reporters today that the team will be without center Robert Thomas for an extended period of time, according to The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford. The 21-year-old is expected to miss four to six weeks after suffering a..." February 07

  • Tyler Bozak placed on injured reserve

    NHL.com "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have placed forward Tyler Bozak on injured reserve. In addition, the team has recalled forward Mackenzie MacEachern and defenseman Jake Walman from the taxi..." February 06

  • Blues' Robert Thomas won't return to game vs. Coyotes with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas will not return to the team's matchup against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday after suffering an upper-body injury in the first period. Thomas went to the dressing room after falling hard on his left hand/wrist..." February 06

  • NHL reschedules 27 games featuring all 8 East Division teams

    The Score "The NHL announced schedule changes to 27 games affecting all eight teams in the East Division on Saturday. All times ET. " February 06

  • Below the NHL, players are scrambling: 'I just want to play a hockey game'

    The Score "Technically, Chris Gerrie is a professional hockey player, having appeared in two ECHL games for the Wichita Thunder over the past 11 months. However, with his roster spot gone and the province of Alberta in lockdown mode, the only ice available to him right now is at outdoor facilities open to..." February 06

  • NHL, NHLPA investigating expansion of rapid COVID-19 testing

    The Score "The NHL and NHLPA are looking into ways to more quickly identify positive COVID-19 cases amid a number of postponements league-wide. The two entities are considering conducting rapid testing for players and other team personnel on game days, reports TSN's Frank..." February 05

  • Analyzing potential trade suitors for Tony DeAngelo

    Blue Seat Blogs "As the Rangers look to trade Tony DeAngelo, Darren Dreger noted that there is significant interest. This makes sense, since teams feel they can get him for pennies on the dollar in a trade. This is likely true, since it’s clear he’s played his last..." February 05

  • NHL Moves Up Games From Later In Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has done what many fans and media members have suggested. Two games scheduled to take place between the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues later in the season have been moved up. Originally scheduled for March 29 and 31, the two teams will now play on February 6 and..." February 05

  • Norm Maciver looking for players that will fit in with Seattle Kraken

    Sound Of Hockey "When the Seattle Kraken announced the hiring of Norm Maciver to serve in the front office, he talked about how excited he was to join a franchise at the ground floor. It played a huge role in leaving the Chicago Blackhawks, where he had served for 14 seasons. It’s been a..." February 05

  • NHL Considering Postponing 2021 NHL Entry Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact hockey at all levels, the NHL and its member teams have begun to discuss what to do about the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. If the draft proceeds as scheduled in July, teams will be facing an unprecedented lack of information on the eligible prospects...." February 04

  • Bob McKenzie lists teams inquiring about Tony DeAngelo; says Rangers may choose another option

    Trade Rumors "With the New York Rangers actively attempting to move defenceman Tony DeAngelo, TSN's Bob McKenzie appeared on the NHL Network Wednesday night and listed teams that have inquired about what it would cost to get their hands on him. However, in stark contrast to his colleague Darren Dreger,..." February 04

  • NHL making 4 changes to in-arena COVID-19 protocols

    The Score "The NHL is making four changes to its in-arena protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. TV viewers will notice the removal of the glass directly behind all team benches. The league is hoping this will increase airflow in an..." February 04

  • With 'no-move' request window open, how NMCs shaped 2017 Expansion Draft

    TSN "The formation of the Seattle Kraken quietly took a tiny step forward on Monday. That’s because Monday marked the first day NHL teams may request that a player waive his “no-move clause” for purposes of the Expansion Draft. That window will remain open for five..." February 03

  • Hockey Canada to name Doug Armstrong 2022 GM

    TSN "Hockey Canada is expected to name Doug Armstrong general manager for the 2022 Olympic men's hockey team on Wednesday, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun reported Tuesday on Insider Trading that Armstrong, who serves as general manager of the St. Louis Blues,..." February 03

  • Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko skating on own

    NHL.com "Vladimir Tarasenko has started skating on his own for the first time since he had offseason shoulder surgery. The forward was expected to be reevaluated in five months following surgery Sept. 17, and Blues coach Craig Berube said it would probably be a while before he is able to..." February 02

  • Postponements have NHL headed toward scheduling crunch

    TSN "One of the uncomfortable realities of playing a professional sports season during a global pandemic – even amidst optimism surrounding a worldwide vaccination effort – is that nothing can be set in stone. Last season, the National Hockey League led from the front by..." February 02

  • 2021 Hobey Baker Nominees Announced

    MSN.com "With the collegiate hockey season (such as it is this year) entering the home stretch, voting for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award has opened with 50 players nominated for the award. The trophy is given to the top NCAA player in the country and has an impressive line of winners over the..." February 02

  • NHL reschedules games for Blues, Ducks, Golden Knights, Sharks

    Fox Sports "Last week’s scheduled matchup between the St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights, which was set for Thursday night but postponed after members of the Vegas Golden Knights organization entered COVID-19 protocol, has been rescheduled. The National Hockey League announced..." February 01