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Paul Stastny | Center | #26

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
College: Denver
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (44) / COL
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Paul Stastny picked up three assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Not only did Stastny pick up three assists, but they were all primary ones as well. The 31-year-old forward has been red hot lately, picking up six points over his last three games. He's centering Sobotka and Steen and could well be worth picking up off the waiver wire if you're looking for help at the center position. Stastny's stat line currently sits at 18 points in 21 games this season. Nov 19 - 12:57 AM

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Paul Stastny isn't bothered by the fact that he's not wearing an 'A' this season.

Stastny was an alternate captain in Colorado and he served in that role with St. Louis too last season during road games. However, Blues coach Mike Yeo didn't want to have different alternate captains on home compared to the road, so this season they went down to two players wearing the 'A' and Stastny wasn't one of them. He's shrugged off the change though. "Does it matter?" he asked. "Yeah and no. I think within the locker room, I know where I stand with the players and I know the philosophy. You have young guys ready to step up and take over, whether it’s now or grooming them into a role in the future – (Colton Parayko), Schwartzie, Vladdy. To me, I always want to be the same guy, where guys can look up to me. I’m always going to do the same thing, helping out the younger guys, on and off the ice, especially the guys with more responsibility." Meanwhile, Stastny has a solid four goals and 12 points in 16 games this season.
Nov 5 - 11:12 AM

Paul Stastny produced a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Calgary.

Stastny's fourth goal of the season gave the Blues a 4-2 cushion late in the third period. He has generated 10 points in 10 games this season.
Oct 26 - 10:51 AM

Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Thursday night.

Stastny's goal came a minute into the second period and also earned him his 600th point in the NHL. He later assisted on Vince Dunn's marker to put the Blues ahead 3-1. He now has three goals and eight points in eight games so far this season. He hasn't cracked twenty goals or reached 50 points since joining the Blues in 2014.
Oct 20 - 12:28 AM

Paul Stastny opened the scoring in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Florida.

Stastny got his second goal of the season 74 seconds into the second period, but the Panthers scored the next five markers to give St. Louis a loss for the first time this year. Stastny has six points in five matches on the team's top line.
Oct 13 - 10:53 AM

Paul Stastny registered two points, including his first goal of the year, in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win against Pittsburgh.

Stastny helped the Blues establish a 4-2 lead early in the third period before the Penguins rallied to force the extra session. In 66 games last season, he tallied 18 goals and 40 points.
Oct 5 - 10:13 AM

Paul Stastny scored a goal in St. Louis' 3-1 loss to Nashville in Game 6 Sunday afternoon.

With that St. Louis has been eliminated from the 2017 playoffs. This also ended a somewhat quiet postseason for Stastny as he had two goals and three points in seven games. To be fair to him though, he suffered injuries during this playoff run from a lower-body issue to a gash above his right eye that needed immediate stitches. Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz assisted on his goal.
May 7 - 5:59 PM

Paul Stastny was cut above the right eye and needed stitches on Sunday afternoon.

It was initially thought that he temporarily left Game 3 because of a hand or wrist injury, but that was not the case. "I couldn't really see because it was leaking down my eye," Stastny said. "I knew I had to get stitches ... when I got done and cleaned there were five, 10 seconds left in the (first) period." He was back for the start of the second.
May 1 - 5:28 PM

Paul Stastny temporarily left Sunday's game with an apparent hand or wrist injury.

He was absent for the final six minutes of the first period, but he finished with nearly 19 minutes of ice time. Stastny has one goal and one assist in four playoff games.
May 1 - 11:44 AM

Paul Stastny found the back of the net in his return from a lower-body injury.

Stastny missed the Blues' first four playoff games, but he returned on Saturday to help the Blues eliminate Minnesota with a 4-3 overtime victory. Stastny logged 22:42 minutes of ice time in his return.
Apr 23 - 10:44 AM

Paul Stastny (lower body) will play in Game 5 against Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

Stastny's been out of the lineup since Mar. 23. His return definitely gives his team a boost. He'll play on a line with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko. Stastny finished the regular season with 18 goals and 40 points in 66 games this season. A Blues win would allow them to move into the second round.
Apr 22 - 3:05 PM

Paul Stastny is on the ice for the pre-game warmup.

Stastny has been out since Mar. 23 with a lower-body injury, but it looks like he's going to suit up in Game 5 this afternoon. Stastny had 18 goals and 40 points in 66 games this season. A win would allow the Blues to move on to the second round of the playoffs.
Apr 22 - 2:47 PM

Paul Stastny (lower body) took part in Friday's practice.

Stastny was skating alongside Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko. That's his normal linemates, so it's an encouraging sign that he was practicing with them. That being said, Blues coach Mike Yeo denied to confirm that Stastny would play in Game 5 on Saturday.
Apr 21 - 2:29 PM

Paul Stastny (lower body) is making progress, but he isn't sure if he will be ready to play in Game 5 on Saturday.

The Blues expect to know more about his status after Friday's practice. Stastny hasn't played since Mar. 21 because of a lower-body injury.
Apr 20 - 3:20 PM

Paul Stastny (lower body) won't return for Game 4 on Wednesday.

Stastny did participate in Wednesday's practice, but he remains day-to-day. St. Louis has a 3-0 series lead over Minnesota, so while every playoff game is important, there is less urgency for Stastny to return immediately.
Apr 19 - 1:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Paul Stastny
2Brayden Schenn
3Oskar Sundqvist
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ivan Barbashev
6Patrik Berglund
LW1Jaden Schwartz
2Vladimir Sobotka
3Magnus Paajarvi
4Robby Fabbri
5Zach Sanford
6Sammy Blais
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Alexander Steen
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Chris Thorburn
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Colton Parayko
3Joel Edmundson
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Robert Bortuzzo
6Vince Dunn
7Jay Bouwmeester
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton
3Ville Husso