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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Tarasenko out with upper-body injury, to be re-evaluated in 10 days

    The Score "St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is dealing with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated in 10 days, the team announced Sunday. Tarasenko suffered the ailment during Thursday's win over the Los Angeles Kings and did not play Saturday against the San Jose..." March 10

  • Binnington persevered to become catalyst for Blues

    NHL.com "Jordan Binnington's starts for the St. Louis Blue have become must-watch television for Dale DeGray.  The general manager for Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League, DeGray first saw Binnington as a 16-year-old who was anxious to prove himself right away in 2009-10. Nine..." March 10

  • Tarasenko day to day for Blues, out against Sharks

    NHL.com "Vladimir Tarasenko is day to day for the St. Louis Blues because of an upper-body injury. The 27-year-old forward did not play against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday; he was injured in a 4-0 win at the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, when he had a goal and an..." March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • With Brayden Schenn back, Blues hope goals are, too

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "You’ve got to pay attention, stay alert, but Blues interim coach Craig Berube will drop a quip from time to time. So it was Tuesday, shortly before the team left frigid St. Louis for the California sun and a three-game trip that begins Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks. They..." March 06

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Blues' Schwartz fined $5K for cross-checking

    TSN "St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz has been fined $5,000 for cross-checking Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Dougie Hamilton.  The fine is the maximum allowable under the CBA. Schwartz was given a two-minute penalty after the cross-check in the first period. " March 02

  • When will the injured Blues forwards return?

    St. Louis Game Time "The calendar flips over to March tomorrow, and the Blues closed out February Tuesday night with 12 wins. They’ve done so sans two of their top five scorers, David Perron and top line forward Brayden Schenn. Perron has been out since January 17th with an upper body..." March 01

  • Report: Ducks deal Michael Del Zotto to Blues

    The Score "The Anaheim Ducks reportedly traded defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the St. Louis Blues on Monday, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. Del Zotto is a pending unrestricted free agent on the books for $2.25 million, according..." February 25

  • How the Blues turned it around and what they might do at the deadline

    Sportsnet "On Jan. 1 the St. Louis Blues were 15-18-4 and although they had games in hand of every team around them, no one had fewer points than their 34 on that day. Ever since then, St. Louis is 16-4-1 and the complete opposite has been true: No NHL team has more than their 33 points over the..." February 19

  • Tarasenko driving success of Blues with all-around play

    NHL.com "A change in Vladimir Tarasenko's mindset has translated into a change of fortune for the St. Louis Blues. Known for his offensive abilities since joining the NHL for the 2012-13 season, Tarasenko has played more of a 200-foot game during the past three months. It's..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • O'Reilly hopes Blues keep team intact at Deadline

    NHL.com "A seven-game winning streak and building confidence have center Ryan O'Reilly hoping the Blues don't mess with their chemistry before the trade deadline. "I don't expect really anything big to happen here, and that's good," O'Reilly told NHL.com..." February 13

  • MacEachern, Blues agree to one-year contract extension

    Fox Sports Midwest "The St. Louis Blues signed forward Mackenzie MacEachern to a one-year, one-way contract extension worth $750,000. The extension comes after MacEachern scored the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators. " February 10

  • Here come the St. Louis Blues

    Pro Hockey Talk "The rollercoaster of a season for the St. Louis Blues saw them sitting in 31st place in the NHL on Jan. 3. There were some games in-hand, and a sign things could be improving, but the results just weren’t coming consistently. Those early days of 2019 are..." February 08

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • Blues' Erik Foley shut down for season

    CBS Sports "Foley will not play this season due to his concussion symptoms resulting from a hit during the preseason, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Foley has been on non-roster, injured reserve since September and will now remain there throughout the rest of the year. The winger was..." February 01

  • How much will Blues miss Perron as he heads to IR?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a terribly disappointing start to the 2018-19 season the St. Louis Blues have been trying to play their way back into playoff contention in the wide open Western Conference. They went 7-4-1 in the month of January and because of that have climbed back to within three points of a Wild..." January 31

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Teams are actually scouting Jay Bouwmeester

    St. Louis Game Time "Buried in Jeff Gordon’s mid-season grades for the Blues is Jay Bouwmeester. J-Bo earns a well deserved D+ overall, redeemed slightly by better play as of late but still not high on the list thanks to his early struggles and absolutely God awful luck. Bouwmeester hasn’t..." January 29

  • Berube will finish out season as coach; he'll also be in the mix when Blues make permanent decision

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A new Blues hockey coach won't be joining the team this season. General manager Doug Armstrong said Thursday that interim coach Craig Berube will remain coach of the Blues through the remainder of this season. He also said Berube remains a candidate to have the "interim"..." January 28

  • Do Blues really have a shot at making the playoffs?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Players are almost always going to be overly optimistic about their teams’ chances of digging out of a hole and earning a playoff spot, but when everyone gets together for All-Star game weekend, you’re likely to see even more glass-half-full talk. So, yes, you can take..." January 26

  • Blues Place Zach Sanford On Injured Reserve

    Last Word On Hockey "The St. Louis Blues had an early, optional practice Saturday morning. After that skate, the team announced that Zach Sanford has been moved to injured reserve. This is despite the fact that Sanford took part in practice, albeit showing up late. Sanford has been in concussion..." January 19

  • Bruins may target Blues' Brayden Schenn or Vladimir Tarasenko in trade

    NBC Sports Boston "Perhaps some of it was because the Bruins will be hosting their team at TD Garden on Thursday night. Perhaps some of it was about their scouting the Montreal Canadiens. But whatever the reason, the St. Louis Blues had a group of talent evaluators at TD Garden Monday night..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • The Pat Maroon story: Proof that sports aren’t fairy tales

    St. Louis Game Time "The stage was set. Last July, after extended negotiations, Pat Maroon and the St. Louis Blues came to an agreement on a one year/$1.75 million dollar deal. A play for a big contract type wager that the Oakville product took willingly, having produced in Edmonton and New..." January 15

  • Blues can’t have anything nice, lose Robert Thomas to IR

    St. Louis Game Time "Robert Thomas has been having a strong rookie campaign. In 37 games, he has five goals and nine assists; his fifth goal came as part of the Blues’ 4-1 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. Unfortunately, he slid shoulder-first into the boards during the first period..." January 14

  • Blues’ Binnington taking full advantage of his opportunity

    Pro Hockey Talk "You’d be forgiven if you had no idea who Jordan Binnington was before last week. You’d still be forgiven if you have no idea who he is while you’re reading this, too. The 25-year-old had just one NHL appearance under his belt prior to this season, coming in..." January 12

  • Blues Place Tyler Bozak And Robert Thomas On IR

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Blues have taken another hit up front as the team has announced that centers Tyler Bozak and Robert Thomas have been placed on injured reserve.  Thomas suffered a shoulder injury in the first period last night against Montreal while Bozak has missed the..." January 11

  • Brayden Schenn Drawing Interest As Trade Deadline Approaches

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues certainly haven’t had the season they expected, and even if they win tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens (which they lead 3-0 at the time of this writing) are still down another man. Robert Thomas left the game with an apparent shoulder injury..." January 11

  • Steen out at least two weeks for Blues

    NHL.com "Alexander Steen will be out at least two weeks for the St. Louis Blues and was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a left shoulder injury. The 34-year-old forward was injured on a hit by Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas with 10:57 remaining in the first period of a 3-0..." January 08

  • St. Louis Blues Forward Alex Steen Out With Upper-Body Injury

    Last Word On Hockey "The St. Louis Blues announced that forward Alex Steen is sidelined with an upper-body injury and will not return for tonight’s game. Steen acquired the injury after absorbing a hard hit from Philidelphia Flyers defencemen Radko..." January 08

  • Blues’ Patrick Maroon Likely To Be Traded

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last season, Patrick Maroon was moved by the Edmonton Oilers at the NHL Trade Deadline to the New Jersey Devils for a third-round pick and prospect Joey Dudek. Maroon had 30 points in 57 games with the Oilers, on pace for the best offensive season of his career, but was even..." January 08

  • Blues' Jordan Schmaltz: Heads to waivers

    CBS Sports "The Blues placed Schmaltz on waivers Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. This move has been inevitable for some time. Schmaltz has been a healthy scratch for nine straight games and 19 of 39 games this season. The Blues likely didn't find any worthy offers on the trade..." January 06

  • NHL Rumors: Blues' Schenn an intriguing possibility

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins continue to look to add at least one more forward to their current group that begins the second half of the regular season with a big divisional tilt tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. Don Sweeney has been very active on the phone with other GMs around the league trying to..." January 05

  • St. Louis Blues acquire Jared Coreau from Anaheim Ducks

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues have acquired goaltender Jared Coreau from the Anaheim Ducks for future considerations the team announced Thursday. Coreau, 27, has played in 13 games for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL posting a 3-6-2 record, a 3.57 GAA and a .895..." January 04

  • Blues put Butler, Nolan on waivers; Kyrou a potential call-up

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues moved into the New Year with roster moves, placing defenseman Chris Butler and forward Jordan Nolan on waivers Tuesday. Butler had been a healthy scratch for the Blues the past two games, coinciding with the return of Alex Pietrangelo from injured reserve with a hand..." January 02

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Blues to host 2020 All-Star Game

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues will host the 2020 NHL All-Star Game, league sources told The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford. " December 27

  • Dunn fined for cross-checking in Blues game against Oilers

    NHL.com "St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn has been fined $1,942.20, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Edmonton Oilers forward Jujhar Khaira during NHL Game No. 524 in Edmonton on Tuesday, Dec. 18, the National Hockey League's Department of..." December 19

  • Oilers’ Khaira to have hearing for cross-checking Blues’ Dunn

    Sportsnet "The NHL Department of Player Safety could hand out more discipline after a wild cross-checking sequence in Tuesday’s game between the Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues. Edmonton forward Jujhar Khaira will have a hearing for cross-checking the..." December 19

  • Trade watch heats up as teams start checking in on Blues’ Tarasenko

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s holiday trade freeze gets put into effect this coming Wednesday and with this date looming the trade market, as we inch towards the league’s Feb. 25 trade deadline, is beginning to stir. On Saturday, during Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment,..." December 16

  • Blues ink Bortuzzo to three-year extension

    TSN "Robert Bortuzzo is sticking around in St. Louis.  The Blues announced Saturday that the defenceman has signed a three-year contract extension worth $1.375 million per season.  In 12 games so far this season, Bortuzzo has one goal and two assists to go along with..." December 15

  • Blues won't loan Robert Thomas to Canada for WJHC

    The Score "One of the St. Louis Blues' best prospects is sticking with the team for the time being. Robert Thomas will not be loaned to the Canadian national team for the upcoming World Junior Championship, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong confirmed to TSN's Pierre LeBrun on..." December 15

  • Report: Blues’ Alex Pietrangelo undergoes surgery on right hand

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues defenceman Alex Pietrangelo has had surgery on his right hand and will be re-evaluated later in December, according to Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic. Pietrangelo has four goals and 11 points in 24 games this season for the struggling Blues club. " December 13

  • Could Chuck Fletcher strike major deal with Blues?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "With the holiday roster freeze six days away, expect the speculation game to heat up. The trade deadline is still 10 weeks away, but business is starting to shake out. We’ve seen a couple of minor trades this week and some player movement on the waiver wire. Since Chuck Fletcher..." December 13

  • Which teams are likely to make moves before Holiday Freeze?

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’re exactly one week away from the NHL’s holiday roster freeze. Teams won’t be able to make a move between Dec. 19 at 11:59 pm ET and Dec. 28 at 12:01 am ET, which means there could be some fireworks between now and the 19th. So, which teams are most likely to make a move..." December 13

  • Where do the ‘fragile’ Blues go from here?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been quite a week for the St. Louis Blues. Let’s recap: • After being booed off of their home ice following a 6-1 thrashing by the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, Brayden Schenn labels the team “a fragile group,” three days after..." December 11