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Kevin Shattenkirk | Defenseman

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 207
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Kevin Shattenkirk didn't get on the scoresheet in his return to the lineup on Saturday, but he logged 21:34 of ice time and registered four shots on goal.
"I felt all right," Shattenkirk said. "It's a work in progress. Early on, it was a little panicky, just trying to get used to the speed of the game and making plays quickly. From that moment on, it was just trying not to overextend myself." As expected, he logged plenty of time on the power play (6:47) after missing 25 games with an abdominal injury. Defensemen don't have to move around a lot on the man advantage. Shattenkirk felt his timing was off, but that should return in time for the playoffs. Mar 30 - 1:53 PM

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Kevin Shattenkirk (abdomen) will return to the Blues' lineup on Saturday.

That's been suspected for days, but now we have confirmation so feel free to adjust your lineup accordingly. Shattenkirk has eight goals and 40 points in 49 games in 2014-15. He is projected to play alongside Barret Jackman. Robert Bortuzzo will move to the press box as a result.
Mar 27 - 1:11 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (abdomen) could be back in the lineup on Saturday if everything goes well in Friday's practice.

"The plan coming into this week was to use these three days to skate with the team fully and see how it feels," Shattenkirk said Thursday. "Today it went well and tomorrow will be a full team practice, get some physicality in there and some battle drills. That will be the final test. It's getting down to the point where it's almost just going to get better when you start playing (games) because they're so hard to replicate." He has passed his cardio tests and now he'll be tested in a full-contact session.
Mar 27 - 11:40 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk (abdomen) might be back on Saturday.

There's no original target date, but the Blues have sent defenseman Petteri Lindbohm to the minors, so that can be interpreted as a vote of confidence when it comes to Shattenkirk's recovery. Shattenkirk has eight goals and 40 points in 49 games this season, so his return would provide the Blues with a big boost going into the playoffs.
Mar 25 - 5:04 PM

Coach Ken Hitchcock didn't provide projected time, but said Kevin Shattenkirk's return is coming "pretty quick."

The offensive defender took part in Tuesday's practice and he's close to playing for the first time since Feb. 1 when he suffered an abdominal injury.
Mar 25 - 11:58 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk is now taking part in contact drills.

Shattenkirk previously tried to take contact about a week ago, but the conclusion at that time was that he wasn't ready for it. His attempt on Thursday went far better though. He'll miss at least more games.
Mar 20 - 6:15 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk feels like he's "on track" in his recovery from an abdominal injury.

"This Thursday, I believe, will be five weeks out. It's just going by the protocol and following it," he said. "I think as I talk to the doctors, and we kind of see how I'm feeling and what next steps we can take, that's all you can really do. I'm pushing for the six-week mark and I want to make that mark. But I also want to come back and be 100 percent. I wouldn't be helping the team out coming back any less than that, I think." The typical timetable for this type of injury is six-to-eight weeks, but he's optimistic that he could be back later this month.
Mar 11 - 1:56 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (abdomen) was on the ice with his teammates last Friday.

There's still no timetable in place for his return, but it's believed that it could be in early April. Shattenkirk hasn't played since Feb. 1 because of an abdominal injury.
Mar 9 - 4:33 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (abdomen) has started to skate on his own.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that there's no timetable for Shattenkirk's return, although a previous report suggested that he might be back in early April. He has eight goals and 40 points in 49 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 23 - 3:23 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk has started rehabilitating from abdominal surgery.

He underwent the procedure last Thursday and could be back in St. Louis by the end of the week or the week after. It could be six-to-eight weeks for Shattenkirk to resume playing, which is the timetable other NHL players had after getting this surgery done by the same physician.
Feb 9 - 1:22 PM

Although the Blues are listing Kevin Shattenkirk as week-to-week due to an abdominal injury, the St. Louis rearguard will likley be out a couple of months.

He is scheduled to undergo surgery shortly and given the recovery time of others who have had a similar surgery (Jared Boll, Mark Letestu, Brandon Dubinsky), Shattenkirk should really be listed as month-to-month as opposed to week-to-week. The recovery from surgery could take 4-5 weeks and the rehab could take another 3-4 weeks. Both Letestu and Dubinksy missed two months. This is not good news for Shattenkirk owners.
Feb 7 - 1:46 PM

Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that Kevin Shattenkirk's abdominal injury was a fluky incident.

"It was one where he just went to hit (Alexander) Ovechkin and dragged his foot there, and obviously hurt his abdominal to the area where he's going to need the surgery," Armstrong said. Shattenkirk will have the procedure in seven-to-10 days after the swelling goes down. He will week-to-week afterward.
Feb 4 - 3:20 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk will have abdominal surgery in seven-to-10 days.

Shattenkirk suffered the injury when he collided with Alex Ovechkin during Sunday's game. The Blues expect him to be week-to-week following his procedure, although they might offer a more specific timetable at that point. He has been outstanding this season with eight goals and 40 points in 48 games.
Feb 2 - 8:36 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk suffered a lower body injury against Washington on Sunday and he won't return to the game.

The severity of the injury isn't known just yet, but losing Shattenkirk for an extended period of time would be devastating for the Blues. The 26-year-old has 40 points and a plus-18 rating in 48 games this season. We'll keep you up to date on his status as soon as more information is made available.
Feb 1 - 1:56 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the shootout winner on his 26th birthday as the Blues took down the Predators 5-4 on Thursday night.

Shattenkirk has eight goals and and 32 assists this season to go with a +17 rating. He capped off a wild night where the Predators tied the score with under three minutes remaining in the third period. T.J. Oshie had a goal in both regulation and the shootout for St. Louis.
Jan 30 - 1:45 AM

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4Carl Gunnarsson
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