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Alexander Steen | Winger | #20

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 212
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (24) / TOR
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Alexander Steen has agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract extension with the St. Louis Blues.
Steen still has one season left on his three-year, $17.4 million deal, so the Blues have secured him through 2020-21 with this new contract. With this deal Steen is taking a relatively minor annual pay cut of $50,000. "St. Louis has become home. I've been here eight years," Steen said. "I've gotten to know a lot of people within hockey and outside hockey here. We seem to be spending less and less time in Sweden to make sure we get our time in here as well. It's been an incredible journey and St. Louis is definitely somewhere I see as home now." He had 17 goals, 35 points, and 52 penalty minutes in 67 contests last season. He's currently recovering from a shoulder injury, but is expected to be fine for the season opener. Sep 23 - 2:17 PM
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Alexander Steen (shoulder) was wearing a no-contact jersey during Friday's skate.

Steen did participate in drills though. He is expected to be fine for the season opener.
Sep 23 - 1:00 PM

Alexander Steen (shoulder) should be fine for the season opener.

In fact, Steen was nearly up to speed in time for the World Cup. "I feel great, and it’s a lot earlier than the doctors expected," Steen said. "Made a significant push to make the World Cup and I was extremely close, just ran out of time. I would have had to miss all of the (World Cup) preseason games and then jump right into the tournament. I was unsure of how the shoulder would react, so we made the decision to step away." Steen, who had surgery in June after dislocating his shoulder back in February, thinks the Blues' opener is a realistic target for him, though the big test will be to see how his shoulder responds to contact. With that in mind, he'll be someone to keep in the back of your mind once the Blues' preseason schedule starts.
Sep 15 - 9:58 AM

Alexander Steen (shoulder) has been participating in informal skates.

He didn't appear to be having any issues with stick handling or moving pucks, but the real test will come when he has to take contact. Steen may be limited when training camp opens, but the hope is still that he will be available to play when the regular season begins.
Sep 9 - 4:35 PM

Alex Steen (shoulder) might be ready for the regular season opener, according to Blues GM Doug Armstrong.

Steen had to pull out of the World Cup, but there's some optimism around his status for the start of the year. "We're still quite a ways from camp, but I would think he'll jump right into the flow drills — that's the idea now," Armstrong said. "But we're not going to be penny-wise, pound-foolish. Whether he participates in battle drills in early September or mid-September, I'm not that concerned about. (But) he looks like he's in great shape, he's ahead of schedule and we're hoping that he's ready for Game 1. If not Game 1, very early in the season, but all things are very positive." Whenever he returns to full health, Steen will be an intriguing fantasy option. Head coach Ken Hitchcock has already said that he plans on playing Steen with Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Aug 26 - 11:25 AM

Alexander Steen would prefer to get a new contract signed before the start of the 2016-17 season.

He can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The Blues lost David Backes and Troy Brouwer to free agency this off-season, so GM Doug Armstrong may operate with more urgency with regard to Steen.
Jul 31 - 4:48 PM

Alexander Steen is progressing well from shoulder surgery.

He is hoping that he will be able to play in the World Cup of Hockey for Sweden, but it may be too soon for him to be ready for the tournament. However, this update is encouraging because it could mean that Steen will be recovered in time to start the regular season.
Jul 29 - 3:16 PM

Alex Steen had surgery on his left shoulder on Friday.

The surgery went well according to the Blues, but he's still expected to miss four-to-six months. That means he'll miss a good chunk (if not all) of training camp and possibly the first two months of the season. Steen originally suffered the injury back on Feb. 20. He missed the following 15 games, but he returned to the lineup with six games remaining in the regular season.
Jun 3 - 10:19 PM

Alexander Steen had an injury scare in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday night.

He tried to avoid a hit from San Jose's Dainius Zubrus, but he made it worse for himself when the two players went leg-on-leg in the collision. Steen was fine to start the second period and he led all St. Louis forwards in ice time at 23:21.
May 18 - 9:39 AM

Alexander Steen practiced with Patrik Berglund and David Backes on Saturday.

He was on a combination with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz for the past two contests. Steen has produced four goals and eight points in 14 postseason matches.
May 14 - 1:07 PM

Alexander Steen was one of the Blues' goal scorers in a 3-2 loss Monday night to the visiting Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the teams' best-of-seven, second-round series.

The series is now tied 3-3. The series will be decided Wednesday night in Dallas. Steen's goal was his fourth of the postseason. It cut the Stars' lead to 3-1. Patrik Berglund made it 3-2 on a tip-in at 8:59 of the third period, but the Blues' comeback attempt stopped there.
May 9 - 11:16 PM

Alexander Steen tallied two goals in Game 3 against Dallas.

The Blues cruised to a 6-1 victory after allowing the opening goal of the contest. Steen has three goals and six points in 10 playoff games.
May 4 - 10:27 AM

Alexander Steen notched a goal and an assist in Game 4 to help the Blues to a 3-1 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Steen scored an insurance goal shortly after Jaden Schwartz gave the Blues the lead early in the third period and it held up as the game winner. The multi-point effort marked the first time that Steen found the scoresheet in the series. He also finished the game with 14 penalty minutes after frustrations boiled over late in the third.
Apr 20 - 11:49 AM

Alexander Steen is projected to play with Paul Stastny and Troy Brouwer in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

The move will place Robby Fabbri on a line with Patrik Berglund and David Backes. Steen has no points and two shots in three games versus the Blackhawks in the postseason, so coach Ken Hitchcock is clearly to change that and get him going offensively.
Apr 19 - 5:16 PM

Alexander Steen (upper body) is expected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

"I feel pretty good," he said after Monday's practice. "I think we're going to try it out tomorrow ... as long as everything went well today, and it did, so you're probably going to see me on the ice tomorrow." Steen centered a line between Patrik Berglund and David Backes in the session. He also isn't listed on injured reserve anymore. Feel free to get him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Mar 28 - 5:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Paul Stastny
2Jori Lehtera
3Kyle Brodziak
4Ivan Barbashev
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4David Perron
5Magnus Paajarvi
6Landon Ferraro
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Patrik Berglund
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Scottie Upshall
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Colton Parayko
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton