Blues Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Hutton, Blues blank Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After allowing 13 goals in three previous appearances, goaltender Carter Hutton had something to prove to coach Mike Yeo and the St. Louis Blues. Hutton stopped all 26 shots he faced and received goals from forwards Paul Stastny and Kenny Agostino to lead the Blues to a 2-0..." February 06

  • In statement, Hitch says Blues are in ‘good and capable hands’ with Yeo

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Former Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has said nothing since being fired by the club less than a week ago and replaced by Mike Yeo — until Monday. Hitchcock declined interview requests but released a statement to the Post-Dispatch: "When I reflect on my time in St. Louis, I remember it as some..." February 06

  • Blues’ Fabbri leaves game with lower-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Bad news for the St. Louis Blues. Forward Robby Fabbri left Saturday’s game early in the first period and hasn’t returned after suffering a lower-body injury on a hit from Pittsburgh Penguins forward Carter Rowney. The hit occurred right along the boards at the bench, and Fabbri needed..." February 05

  • Blues' Fabbri out for season with torn knee ligament

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues forward Robby Fabbri has a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and is out for the season. The Blues have recalled Kenny Agostino and Magnus Paajarvi from Chicago. The Blues said Fabbri is expected to be ready to play by the start of training camp next season. Fabbri, among the team..." February 05

  • Crosby leads Penguins past Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Sidney Crosby knows there are going to be nights when he does not record a goal or an assist. He just doesn't want there to be two of those nights in a row. Crosby made certain that didn't happen -- again -- Saturday night by scoring two goals and adding an assist to lead the..." February 04

  • Blues are open to sign-and-trade for Kevin Shattenkirk, but are finding few takers so far

    ESPN "There has been plenty of speculation about the St. Louis Blues entertaining a potential sign-and-trade deal involving Kevin Shattenkirk before the March 1 deadline. Shattenkirk is in the final season of a four-year, $17 million deal and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July..." February 04

  • Blues beat Leafs in Yeo's debut

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- In all his years in the NHL, Paul Stastny had never experienced a mid-season coaching change until the St. Louis Blues fired Ken Hitchcock on Wednesday and replaced him with Mike Yeo. That was one of the reasons Stastny didn't really know what to expect on Thursday night when..." February 03

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Blues Fire Head Coach Ken Hitchcock

    Hockey Fights "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have relieved Ken Hitchcock of his coaching duties. Associate Coach Mike Yeo, who was hired this past offseason as the incumbent to Hitchcock, will begin his tenure as head coach when the..." February 01

  • Scheifele helps Jets to seventh straight win vs. Central

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- There seems to be something about playing games within the Central Division that brings out the best in the Winnipeg Jets. Mark Scheifele scored one goal and assisted on two others, including an empty-netter, to lead the Jets to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • Chicago Wolves, AHL affiliate of struggling Blues, sign veteran NHL d-man Wisniewski

    Pro Hockey Talk "James Wisniewski, a veteran of 552 NHL games, has signed a standard contract with the Chicago Wolves, the minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. The deal was announced Sunday. Wisniewski had a PTO with the Tampa Bay Lightning but was released in October, before he signed in the KHL...." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • Would Shattenkirk trade make Blues that much worse?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "At this point, according to some around town, Brad Shaw is the Terry Bradshaw of hockey assistants. He’s a legend, apparently, because if the old Blues assistant was still here, the Blues’ blue line would surely be fine. To me, it sounds like a convenient excuse. Watching the Blues defend —..." January 28

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Blues place Brodziak on IR, recall top prospect Barbashev from minors

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues got some tough news ahead of tonight’s game against the Wild, as forward Kyle Brodziak has been placed on injured reserve because of a right foot injury. According to GM Doug Armstrong, Brodziak will be re-evaluated in five weeks. The 32-year-old has six goals, four..." January 26

  • Niederreiter, Dubnyk pace Wild in rout of Blues

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have avoided any major letdowns or extended losing streaks in their first year under coach Bruce Boudreau. Nino Niederreiter and the Wild were determined to not let a slip happen before departing for the All-Star break. Niederreiter had a goal..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Blues send Copley back to AHL, but Allen may not start Thursday

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues have re-assigned goalie Pheonix Copley to the AHL. Copley only made one start during his call-up, and it didn’t go so well. Saturday in Winnipeg, he allowed five goals on 29 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Jets. That trip to Winnipeg didn’t have Jake Allen on it, and for a..." January 25