Blues Rumors & News

  • Tarasenko left limping after Blues loss

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues must wait at least another night to clinch a playoff spot, but that was far from the most troubling news from a 4-1 loss against the Vancouver Canucks. The severity of the injury is currently unclear, but fans are in high alert over the condition of Vladimir Tarasenko, who..." March 31

  • Canucks 4 Blues 1: Second line carries Canucks to crucial win

    Vancouver Province "At least now we know where the Canucks second line went for months. It didn't disappear, it was just waiting for the games to matter a little more. Better late, than never. To start the most critical road trip Vancouver has had in years, and that's not hyperbole, the Canucks were carried..." March 31

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Steen out, Jokinen in tonight. #stlblues

  • Playoff clinching scenarios for Monday, March 30

    NHL.com "With 13 days remaining in the regular season, there are 12 berths up for grabs in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Two clubs can clinch playoff berths Monday, while the Anaheim Ducks can lock up the Pacific Division title: * The St. Louis Blues would clinch a playoff berth if they win in..." March 30

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Steen (lower-body injury) will not return. #stlblues

  • Shattenkirk is 'ready to go' for Blues

    Pro Hockey Talk "As anticipated, the St. Louis Blues are getting a significant boost on Saturday, as key defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk returns to the lineup against the Columbus Blue Jackets. As an added bonus, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch points out that the Blues will see the return of two blueliners with Carl..." March 28

  • Hockey Hall of Fame changes bylaws, Chris Pronger now eligible

    Courier-Post "In a couple months, when the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its 2015 class of inductees, Chris Pronger may be among the group. Until yesterday, that wasn't possible. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Hall of Fame changed the language in its bylaws Wednesday and the new wording allows..." March 28

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Blues rally on the road to edge Penguins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "So, it turns out, you can go home again. The Blues, who have been on the road for the past 10 days, moving through six cities and three time zones in that span, finally got to return to St. Louis on Tuesday night. They did it after a come-from-behind 3-2 overtime win over the Pittsburgh..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Blues' Shattenkirk expected to return Saturday after 25-game absence

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues are primed to make a huge addition to the blue line with eight games remaining on the regular season schedule. Kevin Shattenkirk, who missed 25 games following abdominal surgery, is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Columbus Blue..." March 25

  • Justin Abdelkader turning into reliable scorer, reaches 20-goal mark with OT winner vs. Blues

    Michigan Live "Justin Abdelkader has transformed his game during his sixth full season in the NHL. The veteran forward still does the things that have always made him valuable to the Detroit Red Wings. He goes hard into the corners after the puck, takes a beating in front of the net and sticks up for the Red..." March 23

  • Stastny fitting in with hometown St. Louis Blues

    NHL.com "Paul Stastny entered the summer of 2014 with a choice, one that would affect his immediate NHL future. When that choice involved a chance to go home for the 29-year-old Quebec City native who lived most of his childhood in St. Louis because his Hall of Fame father (Peter Stastny) played his..." March 22

  • Wild bounces back at home with 6-3 rout over Blues

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The company line from Zach Parise, Thomas Vanek, Mike Yeo and many others after the Wild pounded the St. Louis Blues 6-3 was the Wild is not in a position where it can look ahead at potential first-round playoff matchups. The Wild first has to make the playoffs, and with 10 games left, there..." March 22

  • Blues shutout Flames, alone in first place

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After yet another shutout, the Blues are alone in first place in the Central Division for the first time in three months. A 4-0 victory over Calgary on Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome gave the club sole possession of the division lead for the first time since Dec. 13. The win ran..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Blues are better late, beat Dallas

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues coach Ken Hitchcock couldn’t help but notice the developments with his team in less than 24 hours. The club traveled to Dallas for the second night of back-to-back games and looked the part for the first two periods. Still without goal, a troubling trend of late, the Blues scored two and..." March 16

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Lindbohm and Jokinen are both back in the lineup today. No word yet on who will sit. #stlblues

  • With Blues, it's personal for Stewart

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One bonus in acquiring power forward Chris Stewart at the trade deadline might be the fact the Wild plays the St. Louis Blues three times in the final 14 games, including twice in St. Louis starting Saturday night. Stewart still is bothered that the Blues traded him to lowly Buffalo at last..." March 15

  • Blues grit out another shootout win over Flyers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have had more momentous occasions with the Philadelphia Flyers than their 1-0 shootout win Thursday at Scottrade Center. For instance, there was that night on April 10, 1968, when Larry Keenan scored in the second overtime to beat the Flyers 3-2. It was Game 3 of the Stanley Cup..." March 13

  • Blues' Ken Hitchcock becomes fourth NHL coach with 700 wins

    Sporting News "The Blues' Ken Hitchcock on Thursday became the fourth coach in NHL history to win 700 games. It's fitting that No. 700 happened by way of shutout. After allowing four goals on 16 shots Tuesday, goalie Brian Elliott stopped all 28 shots the Flyers threw on net in a 1-0 shootout victory. It was..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Blues' Shattenkirk on track in recovery from surgery

    NHL.com "Kevin Shattenkirk admitted the play was rather innocent. But on that Feb. 1 day against the Washington Capitals, once the St. Louis Blues defenseman received MRI results, the diagnosis was cut and dry. Shattenkirk, who has missed the Blues' past 17 games after having abdominal surgery, spoke..." March 12

  • Blues all smiles after unlikely hero saves St. Louis from its late mistakes

    Fox Sports Midwest "The Blues learned a valuable lesson Tuesday night against a hungry Winnipeg team at Scottrade Center. St. Louis can't afford to relax in the season's final month if it wants to stay in contention for a Central Division and Western Conference title. The Jets proved that by overcoming a three-goal,..." March 11

  • Blues sign Parayko to an entry-level contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues locked up an asset for the future Tuesday evening. The club announced they’ve come to terms on a two-year entry-level contract with defenseman Colton Parayko. The 21-year-old has spent the past three seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he collected six..." March 11

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Hitchcock changed Blues into Stanley Cup contender

    NHL.com "From the moment Ken Hitchcock was named St. Louis Blues coach in 2011, the idea was for him to help drive them back to respectability. With the Blues set to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN-US, SN360), it was another day of preparation Wednesday for what they have been..." March 05

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Leafs trade Olli Jokinen to St. Louis Blues for a late pick

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    #stlblues acquire Zybnek Michalek from Arizona ...details coming

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    Norm Sanders @NormSanders

    With most of the top D-men off the board and no first-round draft pick, Blues' target - if any - could be Arizona's Michalek #stlblues

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Leafs also got Joakim Lindstrom from Blues in Jokinen deal. #NHLTrade

  • Leafs' Jokinen to Blues for Lindstrom, pick

    TSN.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded centre Olli Jokinen to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a late-round pick. Jokinen, 36, has appeared in 54 combined games with the Maple Leafs and Nashville Predators this season, scoring three goals and four assists. The Maple Leafs acquired him on Feb...." March 02

  • Blues acquire Michalek from Arizona

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have acquired defenseman Zbynek Michalek in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. But how soon he could help remains a question, as he's currently out with a concussion. The Blues are believed to be sending a prospect and a draft pick to Arizona in the deal, but the details are yet to be..." March 02

  • Blues Acquire Robert Bortuzzo from Penguins for Ian Cole

    Hockey Fights "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Cole, 26, has played in 54 games with the Blues this..." March 02

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Pens get Ian Cole from #StlBlues for Roberto Bortuzzo and a 2016 7th-round pick.

  • Stastny's goal lifts Blues past Oilers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Asked on Saturday about Paul Stastny’s season thus far, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock replied “better and better.” The response came hours before what might of been Stastny's best game as a Blue, scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. He also assisted on the club's..." March 01

  • Blue Jackets trade Adam Cracknell to St. Louis Blues in exchange for future considerations

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded right wing Adam Cracknell to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for future considerations, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Cracknell, 29, recorded an assist and two penalty minutes in 17 games with the Blue Jackets and added 3-4-7 and..." February 27

  • Dud of a homestand ends with another Blues loss to Habs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Falling behind is something the Blues have gotten very accustomed to lately, though that hasn’t necessarily made them any better at dealing with it. The Blues’ funk continued Tuesday night at Scottrade Center, and the game looked a lot like the other games on the homestand, most of which ended..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Porter confirmed in tonight by Hitch. Hitch hasn't decided who comes out yet. #stlblues

  • Dallas Stars Strike Early, Beat St Louis Blues On Their Home Ice

    Defending Big D "Can the Dallas Stars always play the St Louis Blues? These are always such fun games (if you're a Stars fan, anyway). The Stars scored three goals in the first period, an offensive explosion that many didn't expect with half of the normal top six out for the Stars due to injury. With Tyler..." February 18

  • Hot stretch allows Blues youngster Jaskin to grow with confidence

    Fox Sports Midwest "The Blues' youth movement keeps looking better with the emergence of the youngest player on their roster. Dmitrij Jaskin won't be catching 23-year-old Vladimir Tarasenko or 22-year-old Jaden Schwartz anytime soon, but four goals in eight games has the physical 21-year-old quickly moving up the..." February 17

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    Tom Timmermann @tomtimm

    Joakim Lindstrom is your scratch tonight.

  • Blues play it forward in 6-3 win over Lightning

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The first time the Blues faced the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, the difference was the Blues’ play in goal. In the second meeting, it was all about the assists. There were three picture-perfect passes to set up some of the Blues’ six goals on Thursday as they closed out their most grueling..." February 13

  • Blues' Hitchcock studies winning coaches outside hockey to gain an edge

    Fox Sports Midwest "Blues coach Ken Hitchcock's hunger for success takes him far beyond the familiar confines of the hockey rink. A renowned work ethic and legendary study habits have played a big role in the 63-year-old's 692 wins, tied with Dick Irvin Sr. for fourth on the NHL's all-time list. It shouldn't come..." February 12

  • Blues edge Coyotes 2-1

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues didn’t have the same kind of breathing room against Arizona on Tuesday that they enjoyed in two previous matchups this season. After outscoring the Coyotes by a combined 12-1 in those two games, the Blues escaped with a 2-1 win in front of 17,312 at Scottrade Center, fighting off a..." February 11

  • Concussed Blues aren't missing as much time

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jori Lehtera was back in the Blues’ lineup Tuesday after missing six games with a concussion. If the center had been in charge of the decision, he would have played Sunday against Chicago. “That was a big one, but I think the doctors know better than I do,” Lehtera said. “Tough week at home, so..." February 11

  • 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