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Blues place Schwartz on IR with injured right foot, recall Jaskin

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues announced Wednesday night that forward Jaden Schwartz has been placed on Injured Reserve and is considered week-to-week after suffering an injury to his right foot in the Blues' 5-2 win over the Kings on Tuesday.   Forward Dmitrij Jaskin has been called up from the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate Chicago Wolves to fill his spot on the roster...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues' penalty-kill units have been busy -- and increasingly effective

ST. LOUIS -- A little more practice than they would like has brought the Blues' improving penalty kill into focus at just the right time. The Blues' two penalty-kill units have been busy lately, particularly in the last two games when they've faced 12 power plays against the struggling units of Colorado and Los Angeles. Each opponent mustered just one goal in six opportunities before...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko Records Hat Trick, Leads Comeback

The Los Angeles Kings had a 2-0 lead when the Tarasenkshow got going. Vladimir Tarasenko buried two phenomenal snipes back-to-back to tie the game at 2-2. It gave the St. Louis Blues some much-needed momentum and then Tarasenko would add an empty netter to seal the deal and complete the hat trick. .@tara9191 scored goals […] The post Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko Records Hat Trick...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Tarasenko scores 3 in Blues' comeback win over Kings

Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. The Blues scored three times, including two power-play goals, in a span of 2:30 in the third. Tarasenko added an empty-net tally with 1:24 remaining for his 20th goal of the season...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko scores three in Blues' comeback win over LA

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. The Blues scored three times, including two power-play goals, in a span of 2:30 in the third. Tarasenko added an empty-net tally with 1:24 remaining for his 20th goal...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Backes setting the example, Blues' top line is heating up

ST. LOUIS -- A hard-working veteran line hitting its stride has provided the spark for a Blues offense averaging nearly four goals per game in December. Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie and David Backes finished last season as the top three points leaders for St. Louis, so it came as no surprise when the team struggled to score while the trio got off to a slow start this October. Steen...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ Barrett Jackman Makes Friends With A Little Girl From The Penalty Box

St. Louis Blues defenseman Barrett Jackman had just gotten done fighting with Colorado Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla, but that didn’t stop him from being cordial to those sitting near the penalty box. As he got in the box, he gave a little girl a wave, which she seemingly didn’t like. So he scooted down the […] The post Blues’ Barrett Jackman Makes Friends With A Little...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Backes had some teeth rebuilt, still needs additional work

It’s been a tough few games for David Backes. The St. Louis captain has been battered with pucks to the mouth and the details of his injury are nothing short of gruesome. Backes has had a lot of work done and remarkably is still playing through the pain even though he will need additional work in the future. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Backes has a series of stitches...
Via Frozen Notes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues are still struggling to close games out

The Blues are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games and they’ve rattled off four consecutive victories. A lot of things are going well for the Blues, but it’s easy for a winning streak to cover up some of the areas the team needs to improve on. One of those areas involves closing games out and putting a game out of reach. The Blues demonstrated once again when they narrowly defeated...
Via Frozen Notes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oshie gives Blues 3-2 win over Avalanche in OT

DENVER -- T.J. Oshie scored from the slot at 1:03 of overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night. Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who have won four straight and gave Paul Stastny a win in his return to Denver. Stastny was back for the first time since signing a four-year deal...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Even a less explosive Steen is a spark for the Blues

Alexander Steen provided an instant lift for the St. Louis Blues upon his return from a brief absence, and they hope it's a sign of things to come. He'll look to lead the Blues to a fourth straight win Saturday night when they visit the Colorado Avalanche. Steen scored two goals and added an assist in Thursday's 6-3 home win over the Islanders after missing two games with a lower...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Officials stop the Ryan Reaves – Eric Bolton fight at the last possible moment

Are these officials trolling us? Ryan Reaves and Eric Bolton dropped their mitts and were preparing to engage in what would have been a heavyweight battle. The two positioned themselves and as soon as the first punch was about to be thrown, the officials stepped in and broke things up. The NHL has tried to clamp down on the theatrics which take place before a fight, but this interrupting...
Via Frozen Notes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Reaves vs Eric Bolton in worst hockey fight EVER (VIDEO)

YouTube The Blues’ Ryan Reaves and Islanders’ Eric Bolton were set to dance.  The gloves were dropped.  The “put ‘em up, put ‘em up” had begun. And then…
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: Brian Elliott still not ready for practice

St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliot faced a few shots on Tuesday but is still not ready for practice. View image | gettyimages.com Elliott was injured on November 25th during a game against the Ottawa Senators, when Senators right-winger Erik Condra was pushed into the net by Blues defenseman Chris Butler, which resulted in both players falling on top of Elliott. Elliott...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blues considering trading Patrik Berglund and Brian Elliott

The St. Louis Blues are looking to change things up. Recently the Blues were linked to the Boston Bruins as a potential trade partner. Players weren’t specifically named, but it was believed a top-6 forward was involved. Now a new report from The Fourth Period has surfaced suggesting the Blues are shopping Patrik Berglund in what would likely be a package deal involving other players...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Backes takes slap shot to the face (GIF)

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes took a puck to the face on a slap shot from teammate T.J. Oshie during the first period of Monday night's game against Florida.Oshie's shot started out on a lower trajectory, but hit a Panthers defenseman and came up high. Backes had no chance to get out of the way and was hit right in the mouth. Backes headed straight to the locker room after...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Backes takes a puck to the face

This one is painful to watch. David Backes took a slapper from T.J. Oshie right in the face. He immediately left the game, but returned in the second period sporting a full cage. He then left for the remainder of the night after playing four shifts in the second.
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie now has his own cereal - "Oshie O's" (Photo)

St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie, a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, now has his own cereal.From the oshiecereal.com web site:The one and only cereal featuring St. Louis forward, TJ Oshie. Oshie O’s is a Honey Nut Toasted Oats cereal that is packaged in a 14 oz. collector’s box featuring a custom illustration of TJ Oshie.For 15 bucks, you'll get 2 boxes of...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: Elliot to be sidelined for 'some time'

The St. Louis Blues will be without goaltender Brian Elliott  for a while. He has been out with a knee injury and tried to skate but there is no time table for his return. #458403382 / gettyimages.com Elliott tried to skate with his trainer in Chicago to test out his knee. Reports are saying he will be out for 'some time'. Some time could mean anything from days to months...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Officials warn Isles they’ll “pay taxes” if they dig away at Brodeur

The Islanders were poking away at Martin Brodeur’s pads after the veteran netminder made a save. The Blues took exception and the officials rushed in to break things up. The broadcast picked up a great piece of audio as the officials warned the Isles that if they continue to dig away at Marty, they’ll have to “pay taxes.” (H/T @MyRegularFace)
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie has his own ‘Oshie O’s’ cereal

T.J. Oshie can list an Ice Hockey World Championships bronze medal, member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic team, and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues on his resume. He can now also add his own breakfast food. Oshie O’s, a honey nut toasted oat cereal, are now available at OshieCereal.com and come in a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Notes: Blues’ Martin Brodeur Signing A Mistake; Johnny Boychuk Placed On IR

Legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur will soon make his season debut and it won’t be with the New Jersey Devils. Brodeur signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, giving the Central Division club much-needed goaltending depth with veteran Brian Elliott on injured reserve and 24-year-old Jake Allen lacking NHL experience. .@MartinBrodeur's new mask has arrived...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Brodeur’s Blues Mask Features His Stanley Cups, Gold Medals (Photo)

It certainly will be strange to see Martin Brodeur in a St. Louis Blues mask after 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, but at least he’ll be looking good. The 41-year-old goaltender signed a one-year contract with the Blues on Tuesday, and the team revealed his new mask via Twitter. It was created by his usual designer, so it includes a lot of the same touches from his Devils...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Brodeur Signs One-Year Deal With Blues, Expected To Play This Week

Martin Brodeur’s career has at least one more stop before likely reaching the Hall of Fame. The St. Louis Blues signed the veteran goalie to a one-year contract. The Blues are bringing the 42-year-old in after goaltender Brian Elliott went down with a lower-body injury. “It feels great,” Brodeur told the team’s website. “I really appreciate the...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues goalie Brian Elliot tweets photo of broken protective cup

St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliot recent tweeted a photo showing a broken protective cup that apparently saved him from a serious injury.#goaliesacrifice #goalieproblems #igot99problems #highpitchvoice #ballsofsteal #XLcup pic.twitter.com/4nYa7CSN8l— Brian Elliott (@KidElls1) November 21, 2014Talk about a close call. Let this be a valuable lesson for the young future hockey...
Via Holdout Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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