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Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lehtera will not play in Sunday's game against the Ducks due to an illness, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Lehtera will sit out Sunday, but he may miss just the lone game, as the Blues do not play again until Thursday. Chris Porter will dress in Lehtera's place.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Oshie has yet to record a point through the Blues first four games. He has a minus-1 rating and 12 shots on net.
Impact: Oshie couldn't even get on the board in the Blues 6-1 drubbing of Arizona on Saturday. He put up a 60 point season last year, so the drought will no doubt end soon. His status bears watching, however, because while he is skating on the top line with David Backes and Alexander Steen, he is receiving more than 1:30 less ice time per game and more than a minute less ice time on the power play in the early going this year.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paajarvi will draw into the lineup Sunday in place of injured Paul Stastny, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: The former first round pick has fallen out of favour in St. Louis with the arrival of some new faces this year. He will have a chance to make a good impression in his debut, but will likely be limited to fourth line duty.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Elliott will be the Blues' starter on Sunday for their game against the Ducks.
Impact: Elliott has had two strong starts in his past two games, not allowing a goal on Thursday in the Blues' shootout loss to the Kings. Even though he is being pushed by Jake Allen, if Elliott can keep up this strong play, he should remain the Blues' number one goalie.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Allen stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced for his first win of the season Saturday against Arizona.
Impact: A great season-debut from Allen, who got loads of offensive support in the blowout victory. Allen will continue to split starts with Brian Elliott this season, but if the 24-year-old get hot, he could just runaway with the starting gig. Allen is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Backes netted a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's blowout win over Arizona.
Impact: Backes has started the season with four points in his first four games, including two power-play goals. The top-line center also had three hits and four shots Saturday, a prime example of the value he provides in almost all fantasy categories. Backes appears destined for another 50-60 point campaign in 2014-15.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tarasenko dished out three assists -- two on the power play -- and had seven shots on goal in Saturday's blowout win over the Coyotes.
Impact: The Blues' third line of Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, and Jori Lehtera was red hot Saturday, combining for 10 points in the win. Tarasenko now has a goal, four assists, and an impressive 20 shots on goal in four games this season. Considering he managed 21 goals and 43 points in only 64 games last season, this 22-year-old stud is most likely in for a career-year in 2014-15.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shattenkirk recorded two third-period power-play assists in Saturday's blowout win over Arizona.
Impact: Through four games, Shattenkirk has managed five assists, to go with a plus-3 rating. He is currently averaging 22:11 of ice time, including 3:41 on the power play, where he has already dished out four assists. Another 40-point season is likely ahead for this 25-year-old stud.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Steen netted a goal and an assist in Saturday's blowout win over Arizona.
Impact: Steen struck for the game-winning goal in the first period and assisted on Jori Lehtera's power-play tally in the final frame. The second-line winger now has three points in four games, to go with a plus-2 rating. He likely won't score 33 goals as he did last season, but 20-25 goals is still a realistic expectation.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lehtera scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's win over Arizona.
Impact: The Blues third line also consisting of Vladamir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz combined for a whopping 10 points in the win. Lehtera, who was held off the scoresheet in the team's first three games, picked up his first three points of the season Saturday. The 26-year-old will continue to get opportunities to produce, playing on the third line and second power-play unit.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schwartz put on a clinic Saturday, scoring his first-career hat-trick and adding an assist in a win over Arizona.
Impact: All three of his goals were absolute snipes, as the Blues third line also consisting of Vladamir Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera combined for 10 points in the win. The 22-year-old Schwartz now has seven points through four games, including two power-play goals. It's very possible he surpasses the career-high 25 goals and 56 points he recorded in 2013-14.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said after Saturday's game that Stastny (upper body) will not play Sunday against Anaheim, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reports.
Impact: The Blues are calling it an upper-body injury, but Stastny was spotted after the game with his left arm in a sling, so it appears that he is dealing with some type of shoulder ailment. After Sunday, the Blues are off for three straight days before returning to action Thursday against the Canucks.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stastny left Saturday's game against Arizona with an upper-body injury and will not return, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reports.
Impact: Stastny played just 31 seconds before suffering the injury, the extent of which is not yet known. The Blues have a short turnaround before their next game - Sunday at Anaheim - leaving Stastny's status for that game uncertain.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gunnarsson (hip) will not play in either of the Blues' back-to-back weekend tilts, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Gunnarsson resumed taking contact in practice earlier this week, but he's still trying to make up for the extensive time he missed in training camp with the hip concern. The Blues recalled Petteri Lindbohm from AHL Chicago as insurance on defense for the weekend contests, but will likely return him to the minors next week if Gunnarsson is ready to go as expected.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lindbohm was recalled from AHL Chicago on Saturday.
Impact: One of the stars of the Blues' training camp, Lindbohm will likely just stick around for the rest of the weekend as insurance on defense. The Blues will play back-to-back contests Saturday and Sunday, and it's possible Lindbohm could make his NHL debut in the latter contest if one of the team's blueliners gets banged up Saturday night. Lindbohm has carried over his preseason success to the minor league level, already compiling a goal and assist in his three games with Chicago.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Elliott recorded his 26th career shutout Thursday night, but couldn't outduel Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick in a 1-0 shootout defeat.
Impact: Elliott made 18 saves in regulation and overtime, and has stopped 41 of 42 shots in his past two games.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Elliott didn't allow a goal on 18 shots Thursday, but gave up the only shootout tally to end up with a loss.
Impact: Since a mediocre opener, Elliott's turned in a pair of awesome games. He should again be a quality source of ratios even though the Blues will likely turn to Jake Allen in about half the starts.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berglund (upper body) will be back in the Blues' lineup Thursday, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Berglund sat out Saturday's game against Calgary. He should slot back onto a line with David Backes and TJ Oshie.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whitney has agreed to a contract with HC Sochi in the KHL, USA Today reports.
Impact: Whitney was unable to find work in the NHL this season, so he decided to head to Russia to continue playing.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Allen is set to make his season debut in the net Saturday against the Coyotes, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Coach Ken Hitchcock hasn't given much insight into how large a portion of the goalie workload he plans on giving Allen this season, but he should be a serviceable fantasy option nearly any time he starts. The Blues boast one of the better collections at both forward and defense, which should put Allen in position to come away with a win on his ledger more often than not.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Elliott will be in the net Thursday against the Kings, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Elliott has fared well in his first two starts this season, going 1-1-0 with a 2.02 GAA and .918 save percentage. His win percentage and ratios should remain top-notch while he plays behind the fabulous Blues defense, but it's still been undetermined just how much rookie Jake Allen might cut into his workload. Allen is set to make his first start of the season Saturday against Arizona.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gunnarsson (hip) was on the ice Tuesday as a participant in full-contact practice, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Coach Ken Hitchcock noted that Gunnarsson looked good during the session, while seeing involvement in every drill. Gunnarsson is considered doubtful to play Thursday versus the Kings due to his limited practice time thus far, but a return to action in one or both of the Blues' final two games of the road trip over the weekend seems plausible.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gunnarsson has been cleared to play by doctors, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Gunnarsson, who the Blues acquired in the off-season from Toronto, had hip surgery in the off-season and has yet to suit up for a game this season. When he will make his debut is still up in the air, but he is physically ready to do so now.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berglund (upper body) participated in Monday's practice, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Berglund assumed his normal position between David Backes and T.J. Oshie, and should be good to go for Thursday's game against the Kings.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Stastny had three assists Saturday.
Impact: A native of St. Louis, Stastny has four points in his first two games with his hometown team. Stastny's last three-point game was against the Blues on April 5 while he was with Colorado.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Shattenkirk had three assists Saturday.
Impact: Shattenkirk has reached 43 points in three of his first four seasons.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Elliott stopped 23 shots Saturday.
Impact: Elliott evened his record after losing his opener to the Rangers.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lindstrom scored a goal in the first minute of Saturday's 4-1 victory over the Flames.
Impact: The goal was Lindstrom's first at the NHL level since Oct. 13, 2011, as the 30-year-old spent the last three seasons playing in his native Sweden. Lindstrom has been seeing most of his duty alongside Paul Stastny and Alexander Steen on the second line, but he'll typically play far fewer minutes than either of those two established fantasy stars.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pietrangelo scored his first goal of the season Saturday against Calgary. He took three shots, blocked two and added a hit.
Impact: Pietrangelo is a fantasy star even though he fell short of double-digit goals last year. Some more early markers will alleviate any concern on that front.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tarasenko notched his first goal of the season Saturday against the Flames. He took five shots on the night.
Impact: Tarasenko has found some early chemistry with newcomer Paul Stastny, as they combined for a goal on Thursday as well. The two could form a potent duo with Stastny feeding Tarasenko to take advantage of his quick release.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Backes scored his first goal of the season on the power play Saturday against Calgary.
Impact: Backes filled the entire stat sheet against the Flames taking three shots, blocking one, adding a hit and two penalty minutes.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Elliot stopped 23 shots in St. Louis' 4-1 win over Calgary on Saturday night.
Impact: It was a nice bounce-back from Thursday's so-so start and worthy of the game's second star. He'll be pushed by Jake Allen this season, so we hope to see more efforts like this to start the season.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shattenkirk's first three assists of the season came Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Flames.
Impact: Two of the helpers came with the man advantage. Shattenkirk was named the game's first star for the effort and we suspect where will be a few more of those this season.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stastny (quad) set up three goals in St. Louis' 4-1 win over Calgary on Saturday night. Two of the helpers came on the power play.
Impact: Cha-ching -- that was money well spent. Stastny has four points in his first two games and has clearly found chemistry with the Blues' best offensive talents. Use with confidence.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berglund (upper body) wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups and looks unlikely to play Saturday versus the Flames, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: It was assumed Berglund would be available Saturday after taking part in the morning skate, but the training staff evidently had second thoughts about making the forward available. The upper-body injury does at least look to be minor, so for the moment, Berglund may only have to sit out for one game.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stastny, who missed Friday's practice with a quad contusion, will be in the lineup Saturday against the Flames, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Impact: The Blues indicated Friday that Stastny was held out strictly as a precaution, so the quad ailment doesn't figure to inhibit him much, if at all, during Saturday's contest. He's expected to center the second line, with Alex Steen and Joakim Lindstrom flanking him on the wings.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berglund will be in the lineup Saturday against the Flames, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Berglund was held out of Friday's practice due to an upper-body injury, but it won't be serious enough to cost him any game action. He'll be penciled in as the Blues' top-line left wing, with David Backes and T.J. Oshie filling out the trio.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lapierre will serve as a healthy scratch Saturday against the Flames, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Impact: After suiting up in Thursday's season opener against the Rangers, Lapierre will give way to Chris Porter in the Blues' second contest. Other than showing an ability to rack up penalty minutes, Lapierre doesn't have many skills that translate to meaningful fantasy production.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Porter will make his season debut on Saturday in place of Maxim Lapierre, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: The 30-year-old played 22 games with the Blues last season, picking up just one assist.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Elliott will be in goal Saturday against the Flames, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Impact: Elliott was only so-so in his first outing of the season Thursday against the Rangers, surrendering a late goal in the third period to take a 3-2 loss. Coach Ken Hitchcock's decision to return the net to Elliott shows he's got a bit of a leash on the starting role, but he still looks unlikely to approach the 60-start plateau that many of the league's elite netminders will reach.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Stastny scored in his Blues debut Thursday against the Rangers.
Impact: Stastny was one of the biggest free-agent acquisitions this offseason and could prove to be the piece that the Blues need to put them over the top.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Schwartz had a goal and assisted on another in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Schwartz is looking to build off a big-time season for the Blues in which he scored 25 goals with 31 assists.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Elliott allowed three goals on 25 shots, including the game-winner by Rick Nash late in the third period, in Thursday's season-opening loss to the Rangers.
Impact: It wasn't a bad effort by Elliott, who made some really nice saves, but ended up getting the short end of the stick due to some defensive and own-zone breakdowns by the Blues. Jake Allen's going to figure into the mix here, so it'll be interesting to see who's tabbed for Saturday's game against Calgary.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schwartz scored a goal and added an assist Thursday, but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: The 22-year-old Schwartz is coming off a huge breakout season in which he established himself as one of the league's top up-and-coming two-way forwards, and he has a good chance to build on that this year, as the Blues will use him in a variety of situations. He's an exciting fantasy asset to own right now.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berglund was held out of Friday's practice, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Impact: It's possible the Blues are just giving Berglund a maintenance day following Thursday's season opener, but unless coach Ken Hitchcock indicates otherwise, there's probably nothing to see here. Berglund skated with David Backes and T.J. Oshie on the top line Thursday, finishing with no points and a minus-1 rating over 16:41 of ice time.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stastny wasn't present at Friday's practice, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Impact: It's likely just a maintenance day for Stastny, who was a little beat up after debuting for his hometown team Thursday night. He tallied a goal on three shots over his 17:01 of ice time in the defeat. Expect him to be back on the ice for Saturday's showdown with Calgary.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mueller signed a contract with Kloten of the Swiss A League on Thursday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Impact: After the Blues and Mueller mutually agreed to terminate their contract Wednesday, the 26-year-old decided to return to Europe. He finished third in Swiss A League in scoring last season, and with another successful campaign, he could get another look by an NHL club during training camp in 2015-16.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gunnarsson was able to ditch his non-contact jersey during Thursday's morning skate, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Coach Ken Hitchcock said the team hopes to have Gunnarsson cleared for full contact by Monday. After absorbing contact for three or four days, Gunnarsson could be available for the Blues at some point during the team's West Coast road trip later that week.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bouwmeester did not take part in Thursday's morning skate, but he is still on track to play in Thursday's game against the Rangers, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Impact: It's not clear why Bouwmeester sat out the morning skate, but it appears he will be able to suit up Thursday as expected. Keep tabs on Bouwmeester if he is part of your fantasy team just in case he is dealing with an unannounced health issue that could prevent him from taking the ice.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Gunnarsson has a hip injury.
Impact: Gunnarsson should return soon for the Blues.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shattenkirk concluded the preseason with no goals and three assists in four games played.
Impact: Shattenkirk had a career-high in points in 2013-14 and should have room for further growth in that category as he enters his age-25 season. He'll see ample time on a Blues' power-play unit that ranked eighth in the NHL last season.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pietrangelo finished the preseason with no goals and three assists in three games played.
Impact: The 24-year-old defenseman is one of the league's top all-around blueliners and is coming off a season in which he delivered a career-high 51 points. This season, Pietrangelo could notice an increase in offensive output with another year of maturation under his belt. Although he isn't as much of a high-end fantasy option as Erik Karlsson or Shea Weber, Pietrangelo still warrants ownership in just about any league.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Elliott will be in the net for Thursday's season opener against the Rangers, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Backing up what coach Ken Hitchcock had reiterated for months, Elliott will open the campaign as the nominal No. 1 goalie, despite the presence of the talented Jake Allen behind him on the depth chart. Hitchcock has been reluctant to explain how he plans on divvying out the starts between the two netminders, but it's assumed that the veteran Elliott will see the larger side of the timeshare. However, if Elliott stumbles more than expected in the early going, the Blues likely wouldn't hesitate to hand Allen more frequent starts.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jaskin was assigned to AHL Chicago on Tuesday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: GM Doug Armstrong indicated that Jaskin did enough to earn a roster spot; there just wasn't any room for him in a non-checking line role, which wouldn't have been ideal duty for a scorer who's still developing. The fact that he didn't need to clear waivers to return to Chicago further influenced the team's decision to demote him. The 21-year-old could be a top-six forward for the Blues eventually, but it doesn't look like that will materialize this season.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gunnarsson (hip) will not be placed on injured reserve to begin the season, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Gunnarsson has already been ruled out for at least the first week of the season, but the Blues will attempt to get by with 22 players for the time being while their schedule remains light. In avoiding the IR move, the Blues will be able to save some salary cap space in the short term. However, if Gunnarsson's condition doesn't improve as quickly as anticipated, the team may be forced to make a roster move.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Blues placed Mueller on unconditional waivers Tuesday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Impact: Mueller's decision to sign a two-way contract during the offseason seemed to indicate he would accept an assignment to the minors -- which is what the Blues did Sunday -- but it turns out that was not the case, as he will be released by the Blues if he is not claimed by another team.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lindbohm was assigned to AHL Chicago on Tuesday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Lindbohm had the option of returning to his native Finland after camp, but his surprisingly impressive showing over the last few weeks prompted the defenseman to stay stateside, in the hopes that a promotion to the NHL may not be far away. The Blues will enter the season with only six healthy defensemen after Carl Gunnarsson (hip) was placed on injured reserve, so if another injury hits the blue line ranks, Lindbohm could get a look.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Butler was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Tuesday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Waived earlier in camp by the Blues, Butler remained with the Blues as an extra body for the final handful of preseason games. The 27-year-old has 349 games of NHL experience on his ledger and should find his way back to St. Louis later on this season.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fabrri (upper body) was assigned to his junior team, OHL Guelph, on Tuesday, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Impact: Fabbri, the Blues' first-round draft pick this past June, very narrowly missed out on making the parent club in his first training camp. An upper-body injury kept him out of the preseason finale and might have been the difference in preventing him from making the squad, but the 18-year-old's dazzling offensive display in camp might hint at future stardom nonetheless. With another stellar season at the junior level, Fabbri could come away with a permanent roster spot with the Blues in 2015-16.
Mon. Oct 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Backes finished the preseason with three goals and no assists in three games played.
Impact: The winger finished last season with 57 points and though he's preparing for his age-30 season, his outlook appears similarly rosy. Backes will slot back in as a top-six forwards, and while the addition of Paul Stastny may cut into his ice time, the captain has more than enough talent around him to maintain his lofty production.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Backes will center wingers Patrick Berglund and TJ Oshie on the Blues' top line to start the year, according to coach Ken Hitchcock, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Backes has played a lot with Berglund and Oshie, with good success. They should pick up where they left off.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lehtera will start the year between wingers Jaden Schwartz and Jokim Lindstrom, according to coach Ken Hitchcock, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Lehtera had a strong camp and will start his rookie season in an envious position. He could be a sleeper if he continues his quick adjustment to the NHL.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Steen will start the year on a line with newcomer Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko, according to coach Ken Hitchcock, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Steen should benefit from playing with these two highly talented playmakers. He's looking to stay healthy this year and build on his first 30-goal season. If he meshes with these linemates, he could do just that.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stastny will start the year between snipers Alex Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko on the Blues' second line, according to coach Ken Hitchcock, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Stastny will have two highly skilled wingers to finish off the plays he sets up. If this trio meshes, they could be a very effective scoring unit.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tarasenko will start the year on a line with newcomer Paul Stastny and fellow sniper Alex Steen, according to coach Ken Hitchcock, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Tarasenko has an opportunity to break out this season, and playing with Stastny and Steen will help with that. If he can stay healthy, his high-end skill should make an impact in fantasy this year.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lindstrom will start the year on a line with Jaden Schwartz and Jori Lehtera, according to coach Ken Hitchcock, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Lindstrom had a strong camp and meshed well with Lehtera. His quick adaptation to the NHL could make him an interesting sleeper in fantasy leagues.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beach was assigned to AHL Chicago, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Beach will provide the Blues with some organizational depth and toughness at forward.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mueller has been assigned to Chicago of the AHL, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Impact: Mueller will provide the Blues with some skilled depth in the minors in the event of an injury.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paajarvi would likely slot onto the fourth line if he makes the club, according to Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Coach Ken Hitchcock said his performance at training camp "started well and then leveled off." The Blues are expected to trim their roster on Sunday.
Impact: The speculation about whether Paajarvi would even make the Blues is a bit surprising, but the former tenth overall pick in the 2009 draft has not developed into an impact player. His speed is an asset that could keep him on the roster, but the Blues have brought in a number of promising new forwards who have clearly leapt over Paajarvi in the pecking order.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lindbohm notched two assists in 20 minutes of ice time Saturday in the Blues loss to Minnesota.
Impact: This being the Blues' final preseason game, Lindbohm did his best to secure a roster spot with the team. The Blues aren't expected to announce their final roster until sometime on Sunday, at which point Lindbohm will learn his fate.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schwartz picked up two assists over 17:02 in Saturday's loss to Minnesota.
Impact: It was Schwartz's second preseason game as he tries to get ready for the regular season following a holdout for a new contract. The way Schwartz has played in the last two preseason games, it doesn't appear that missing most of camp has affected him much. His ice time will likely ramp up even more as he gets his legs under him.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lehtera scored twice and added an assist in 18:41 of ice time Saturday in the Blues' final preseason game, a loss to Minnesota.
Impact: Lehtera looks poised to get off to a strong start with St. Louis. Although the Blues are stacked up front, the rookie could find himself among the top nine forwards, which would make him a valuable player.
Oct 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Elliott had a tough night Saturday letting in five goals on 33 shots in a loss to the Wild.
Impact: Elliott and Jake Allen alternated starts for much of the preseason, and that should continue to start the regular season. Elliott is penciled in to start the Blues' opener on Oct. 9 against the Rangers.
Thu. Oct 2, 2014 | STATS
News: The Minnesota Wild have claimed defenseman Nate Prosser off waivers from St. Louis. The Wild announced the move Thursday.
Impact: Prosser became a free agent last summer and signed with St. Louis, only to be waived by the Blues this week.