St. Louis Blues Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Tarasenko scored with 36 seconds left in overtime, and the short-handed St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Sunday night.
Impact: It was Tarasenko's 14th goal of the season but just his second in his last nine games. The Blues next host the Lightning on Tuesday, and Tarasenko has seven goals and two assists in his last eight meetings with them, including a score at Tampa on Oct. 14.
News: Edmundson dished out two assists in Sunday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: Edmundson has really surprised this season, racking up 12 points through 31 games. He's more known for his defensive contributions, so it's impressive that he's joining the rush more and has found the back of the net six times. The points come too infrequent for him to warrant a look in most shallow leagues, but his heavy ice time and multi-category contributions make him worth owning in many deep leagues.
News: Stastny recorded his seventh goal of the season, added a helper and fired seven shots on goal in Sunday's overtime win over the Sabres.
Impact: Stastny has been a reliable source of offense this season, managing 23 points in 31 contests. He's skating on the top line with Vladimir Tarasenko and has been logging steady minutes in all situations. Stastny did recently go through a five-game scoring drought, but don't let that distract you from his otherwise consistent offensive production this season. His prominent role and scoring abilities make him worth owning in most fantasy settings.
News: Tarasenko turned on the jets to net a great overtime winner Sunday against Buffalo.
Impact: Tarasenko also had an assist on the night as he extended his point streak to three games. The 25-year-old has notched 13 goals and 31 points in 30 contests this season, making him a must-own fantasy stud. The top-line winger has also aided fantasy goers with a plus-17 rating and a whopping 125 shots on goal, so there really isn't much more we can ask for. The Russian sniper needs to be in your lineup whenever he's in action.
News: Allen stopped 22 of 24 shots in Sunday's overtime win over the Sabres.
Impact: Allen has been excellent of late, delivering four straight victories and allowing just six goals in the process. The 27-year-old now owns a fantastic 17-6-2 record to compliment his mediocre .913 save percentage. He won't blow you away with his rate stats, but Allen is starting almost every night for the Blues and has a knack for winning games. He's playing some of his best hockey right now and is worth getting in your lineup whenever he's in action.
News: Hutton (lower body) is listed among the injured ahead of Sunday's home game against the Sabres, NHL.com reports.
Impact: The 31-year-old backup goalie remains on injured reserve, according to the NHL's official media site. As a result, the Blues have little choice but to go back to the well and start Jake Allen for the second game in as many nights. Ville Husso will be the emergency option once again.
News: Pietrangelo was injured blocking a shot Saturday and won't play Sunday.
Impact: Pietrangelo leads all Blues defensemen with 23 points and is second on the team with 49 blocks.
News: The St. Louis Blues placed forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a right ankle injury and he will be re-evaluated in six weeks, the team announced Sunday.
Impact: Schwartz sustained the injury when he blocked a shot in the Blues' 6-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday in Detroit. He had to be helped off the ice after suffering the injury, which occurred late in the first period, and was not able to put any pressure on his right leg.
News: Pietrangelo (foot) will be left out of the lineup for Sunday's tilt against Buffalo, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: The veteran blueliner suffered the injury when blocking a shot in the first period of Saturday's win over Detroit and was forced to leave the game briefly (before returning). With 23 points in 30 games, Pietrangelo is scoring at a higher rate than in any other season of his career and will be sorely missed by his team Sunday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
News: Barbashev was recalled from AHL Chicago on Sunday.
Impact: The 2014 second-round pick was recalled after it was announced that Jaden Schwartz (ankle) would be sidelined for at least the next six weeks. It's unclear at this moment whether or not Barbashev will be given a chance to fill Schwartz's spot alongside Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko, or if he's going to provide some bottom-six depth. A skilled player who's experienced some difficulty scoring in the minors this season with eight points in 18 games, Barbashev could offer some fantasy value if given a favorable spot in the lineup.
News: Schwartz will have his injured ankle re-evaluated in six weeks.
Impact: This comes as a crushing blow to Schwartz and the Blues, as X-rays taken Saturday turned up negative. St. Louis has already recalled Ivan Barbashev to fill a roster spot, though it will be nearly impossible to replace Schwartz. The Colorado College product is enjoying a career-best season with 14 goals and 35 points through 35 games.
News: Allen will defend the cage in Sunday's tilt against Buffalo, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic St. Louis reports.
Impact: After a four-game rough patch that saw Allen go 2-1-1 with a 2.73 GAA and .897 save percentage, the netminder has ripped off three straight wins while recording a 1.36 GAA and .952 save percentage. Sunday will mark the first time that Allen has started in back-to-back games this season, so it will be interesting to see how his body reacts as he takes on the Sabres, who currently sit last in the Eastern Conference standings.