Blues Rumors & News

  • Schwartz scores twice to lead Blues past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- There was a long stretch this season when Jaden Schwartz had to find satisfaction in ways other than scoring goals for the St. Louis Blues. During a stretch of 25 games, his only goal came into an empty net. His teammates and coaches kept telling him that when he finally did..." March 27

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 27

  • Monahan lifts Flames past Blues in final seconds of OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Standing at the other end of the ice, Brian Elliott knew exactly what Jake Allen was thinking. What exactly is a goalie supposed to do? Allen and the St. Louis Blues experienced a frustrating loss on Saturday night when all three Calgary goals deflected off one of his..." March 25

  • Paajarvi confidently scores twice in Blues' victory

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Magnus Paajarvi spent much of this season playing with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League, and it was while he was there that he felt something start to change in his game -- confidence. Since rejoining the St. Louis Blues last month, Paajarvi became a key..." March 24

  • Blues' Stastny week to week with lower-body injury "St. Louis Blues forward Paul Stastny is week to week with a lower-body injury. Stastny did not play the final two periods of a 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. Coach Mike Yeo said Stastny was not injured when hit by a shot taken by teammate Vladimir Tarasenko but that the..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Blues beat Avs to keep streaking

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Blues thought they were ready for the final game of a tough road trip, but when the Colorado Avalanche came on strong, St. Louis scrambled to stay in the game. Thanks to goaltender Jake Allen, the Blues are headed home with a big win. Allen made 26 saves, Magnus Paajarvi..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Blues continue mastery of Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The St. Louis Blues were already on a roll when they arrived in Arizona, but the Coyotes never seem to slow the Blues down. Alex Pietrangelo, Scottie Upshall and David Perron scored and Jake Allen made 31 saves for his fourth shutout this season as St. Louis beat Arizona..." March 19

  • Blues roll past lackluster Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When the St. Louis Blues play the second night of a back-to-back, they're simply at their best. The Blues beat the Sharks 4-1 on Thursday to sweep the season series in a rematch of their Western Conference Finals matchup. They won for a seventh straight time when playing..." March 17

  • Rakell scores 30th in Ducks' win over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks demonstrated the kind of hockey their coach believes they must display consistently in the season's final three weeks. Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf scored goals to give the Ducks a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night at the Honda..." March 16

  • Blues beat Kings for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The St. Louis Blues found a way to get out of Los Angeles with two points in a pivotal contest with a strong performance from a revitalized player while the Los Angeles Kings lost a critical contest in the same manner they have all season. Magnus Paajarvi scored the decisive..." March 14

  • Edmundson's late goal sends Blues past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a night of unlikely offensive stars, a most unlikely defensive pairing connected for the St. Louis Blues' game-winning goal. Joel Edmundson's second goal of the season with 20 seconds left lifted the Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night...." March 11

  • Schwartz assists Blues in fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jaden Schwartz hasn't scored during the St. Louis Blues' current four-game winning streak, but he has been their best player during that span. Schwartz picked up an assist and linemates Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist as the Blues..." March 11

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • St. Louis Blues Sign Tage Thompson To Three-Year ELC

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues have locked up their most recent first-round pick, signing Tage Thompson to a three-year, entry-level contract today. Thompson had been playing at the University of Connecticut, but will report to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL for the remainder of the season on an amateur..." March 07

  • Blues win in Yeo's return to Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- On a night that meant plenty on the bench and in the standings, the St. Louis Blues got the effort and result they needed. The Blues, who are fighting for a playoff spot, were mere ticks of the clock away from their second consecutive shutout, but still held off the..." March 07

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Stastny's first goal vs. Avs helps Blues earn win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Paul Stastny waited 11 games to finally score against his former team, and he got the goal with a captive audience right in front of him. Stastny scored early in the first period to the delight of his family, Jake Allen had 27 saves to make it stand up, and the St. Louis Blues..." March 05

  • What's wrong with the Blues?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In dropping four straight games before Friday’s meeting with the Winnipeg Jets, the Blues were lacking assertiveness, but their level of desperation wasn’t being called out. Now it is. The four previous losses were essentially one-goal finishes, including a two-goal loss to Chicago that..." March 04

  • Hellebuyck, Wheeler fuel Jets past Blues

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It took 65 games but the Winnipeg Jets finally displayed the 200-foot game that coach Paul Maurice has been preaching all year long with a tenacious 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Once captain Blake Wheeler gave the Jets a 1-0 lead at the midway point of the..." March 03

  • Oilers hand Blues fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS – Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot is not showing any signs of slowing down. Center Mark Letestu scored and center Connor McDavid had two assists as the Oilers beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night. Forward Milan Lucic also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a..." February 28

  • Armstrong: Shattenkirk trade continues Blues' transition to 'newer team'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The phone call from Blues general manager Doug Armstrong to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk that both parties had expected for some time finally took place Monday night. The nearly two-year saga of Shattenkirk's future in St. Louis ended in a cordial conversation. Armstrong usually keeps these..." February 28

  • Blues trade Kevin Shattenkirk to Capitals "Not satisfied with being in first place in the NHL standings and allowing the fewest goals in the League, the Washington Capitals made a bold move to further strengthen their defense by acquiring Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues on Monday. Shattenkirk, 28, was the one of the top..." February 28

  • Sizzling Blackhawks top Blues

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even after the Blackhawks won for the ninth time in their past 10 games on Sunday night, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville acknowledged there is still room for improvement. At times, Quenneville said his team can afford to be sharper with the puck. There have been moments, he..." February 26

  • Blues sign Berglund to 5-year extension "The Blues have agreed to terms on a new five-year, $19.25 million contract extension with center Patrik Berglund. Berglund's previous three-year deal was set to expire at the end of the season. If left unsigned, he would have become an unrestricted free agent. Berglund has played in 60 games..." February 24

  • Shattenkirk vetoed $42-million sign-and-trade agreement

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues had a trade in place that would have sent Kevin Shattenkirk to a club with a long-term extension, but the defenseman nixed the deal, the Post-Dispatch has learned. Discussions between the Blues and another club fell apart about six weeks ago on a trade that would have given..." February 24

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Improved Blues facing deadline dilemma

    Ottawa Sun "Doug Armstrong is facing a deadline dilemma. Since deciding he’d send head coach Ken Hitchcock packing in favour of Mike Yeo on Feb. 1, the St. Louis Blues are back in a playoff position and heading into Saturday’s action they were five points ahead of the Nasville Predators for the final..." February 21

  • Streaking Blues get Stastny back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Saturday’s loss to Buffalo notwithstanding, St. Louis has been on fire lately under new head coach Mike Yeo. The Blues are 7-2 in their last nine, and will get a big piece of the lineup back this evening when they host Florida at Scottrade. Paul Statsny, who’s missed the last four games with a..." February 20

  • Late goal at St. Louis seals Panthers' 5-0 trip

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The Florida Panthers went to overtime 20 times in their first 57 games this season, and in the closing seconds of the third period Monday night, it certainly appeared they were headed there again. Vincent Trocheck made certain that didn't happen. The Florida center got a..." February 20

  • Blues hopeful Stastny can return Monday

    Pro Hockey Talk "With wins in seven of their past nine games the St. Louis Blues seem to be getting back on track after a mediocre start to the season that saw them fall to the Western Conference playoff bubble and make a mid-season coaching change. They might be getting some additional good news on Monday..." February 19

  • Blues re-claim Rattie from Hurricanes

    Fanrag Sports "The St. Louis Blues have claimed forward Ty Rattie off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes, according to a report from James Mirtle of TSN. Defenseman Taylor Fedun, who was also placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres near the time that Rattie was, has since cleared. The 24-year-old Rattie has..." February 19

  • Sabres snap Blues' 6-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robin Lehner's pleas have been heard by the Buffalo Sabres, who find themselves in the thick of the wild-card race following a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Lehner made 37 saves and Evander Kane had a goal and an assist as the Sabres (26-23-10) have won..." February 18

  • Blues streak to seventh win in eight games under Yeo

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo had a pretty simple message to his players after the second period Thursday night, when they were locked in a tie game against the Vancouver Canucks. "He came in and just said, 'it hasn't been our best but we have an opportunity to win this game,'"..." February 16

  • Blues, Hutton shut out Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Lately, when the St. Louis Blues take their show on the road, they've been going with a Shakespearian motif. When they play, much ado about nothing has become their gameplan of choice. Goaltender Carter Hutton blocked 25 shots for his fourth shutout of the season as the..." February 15

  • Kevin Shattenkirk stays focused for Blues "With his name circulating in trade rumors, St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk knows he can't avoid the subject. That was certainly the base last week when the Blues played at the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens and the 28-year-old faced plenty of questions..." February 15

  • Paul Stastny placed on injured reserve by Blues "St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of a lower-body injury. Stastny was injured during the Blues' 2-1 overtime win at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 9 when he appeared to collide with Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri following the faceoff that..." February 14

  • Pominville, Allen, Arvidsson named 3 stars of the week "Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen and Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 12. FIRST STAR - JASON POMINVILLE, RW, MINNESOTA WILD Pominville paced the NHL with six..." February 13

  • Shattenkirk open to playing for Maple Leafs, Canadiens

    Sportsnet "Trade talk continues to swirl around St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk. After general manager Doug Armstrong let David Backes and Troy Brouwer walk in free agency last year, all signs are pointing to the pending UFA blue-liner being traded. “Everybody believes he’s going to be the..." February 12

  • Paul Stastny will not play for Blues tonight due to lower body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues have said the lower body injury that Paul Stastny suffered on Thursday night is not a long-term one, but it is still going to keep him out of the lineup on Saturday night when the team visits the Montreal Canadiens. Stastny had to leave Thursday’s overtime win against..." February 11

  • Berglund's hat trick lifts Blues over Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The saying goes that good things come to those who wait. Such is the case for Patrik Berglund. The St. Louis Blues center scored his first career hat trick, giving him 16 goals in his last 26 games and his team a 4-2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night at the..." February 11

  • Stastny injury not believed to be long-term

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was some concern among the Blues when Paul Stastny left Thursday’s win over Toronto with a lower-body injury. On Friday, that concern was alleviated. Head coach Mike Yeo said Statsny, who exited in the second period and didn’t return, is doubtful for Saturday’s game in Montreal but the..." February 10

  • Tarasenko scores in overtime as Blues beat Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The St. Louis Blues are doing more than talking about commitment and discipline. They are showing the results that those qualities can bring. In the first three games of a five-game road trip, they have allowed one goal. That came Thursday night when Morgan Rielly tied the game..." February 09

  • Kevin Shattenkirk doing his best to block out NHL trade rumours

    Sportsnet "The man most likely to be moved before the NHL’s trade deadline walks into the dressing room and carves a path through the reporters waiting around his locker. This is the new reality for Kevin Shattenkirk. It will remain that way until the St. Louis Blues ship him out of town or the 3 p.m...." February 09

  • Havlat retires after 14 NHL seasons

    TSN "Winger Martin Havlat announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after 14 seasons and 790 career games. Havlat, 35, scored 242 career goals and tallied 594 career points with the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils and St. Louis..." February 08

  • Blues blow past Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Jake Allen thought it was as complete a game as his team has played in a long time. Even better than the night before, given the circumstances. "We played great from the get-go even though it was a back-to-back," the St. Louis Blues goalie said after a 6-0 shutout of the..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Agostino to get ‘good chance’ to prove he can produce for Blues

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kenny Agostino could not ask for a better chance to prove he can produce in the NHL. Tonight in Philadelphia, the 24-year-old winger will take Robby Fabbri‘s spot in the St. Louis Blues’ lineup. Fabbri, of course, is done for the season with an ACL injury. Agostino has been a prolific scorer..." February 06