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Kevin Shattenkirk | Defenseman

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 202
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The Blue Jackets have been busy this summer trying to acquire a defenseman.
According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Post-Dispatch, the Blue Jackets were involved in trade talks for Dougie Hamilton before he got dealt to the Flames, they made an offer for Paul Martin before he accepted one from the Sharks, and they have contacted the Blues about Kevin Shattenkirk. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen "won’t rush the process just to add a body," and thinks the group is good enough if healthy. Jul 12 - 3:06 PM

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Kevin Shattenkirk has been the subject of trade rumors lately.

Columbus, Edmonton, and Philadelphia have all been cited as possible destinations. Some of the trades we've seen over the last week serve as a reminder that anything is possible, that we would still be surprised if Shattenkirk was actually traded. Teams tend to move a player of Shattenkirk's caliber only when they're either rebuilding or feel the need to make the move from a cap perspective. Given that the Blues are both a competitive team and still have Shattenkirk locked up for another two seasons with a cap hit of $4.25 million annually, it just doesn't strike us as a logical time to make such a trade.
Jul 2 - 10:46 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk earned his eighth assist of the postseason, but the Blues were eliminated in six games by Minnesota on Sunday.

He led the team in playoff scoring for a second straight year. Shattenkirk had five points (one goal, four assists) last postseason. He racked up eight goals and 44 points from the back end during the regular season in 2014-15.
Apr 27 - 1:33 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk registered three assists Wednesday night in Game 4.

His seven helpers in four games has him tied for the lead in playoff scoring. Shattenkirk has had a hand in seven of the Blues' 12 goals against the Wild in the series.
Apr 23 - 12:52 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk has picked up an assist on four of the Blues's six goals against the Minnesota Wild during the opening round of the playoffs.

That ties him with Chicago's Marian Hossa for the most in the postseason, but Hossa has played three games and Shattenkirk has skated in two.
Apr 20 - 5:08 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk recorded his second career playoff two-assists game on Thursday night, unfortunately they fell to the Wild 4-2 in Game One of the series.

Shattenkirk did a bit of everything along with his two assists, one of which came short-handed. He added two shots, blocks, and even threw a hit over his 20:51 of work. Shattenkirk now has nine assists and 11 career points over 22 playoff games.
Apr 17 - 1:11 AM

The St. Louis Blues aren't exactly going all-out against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Key players Kevin Shattenkirk, T.J. Oshie, Alex Pietrangelo, David Backes and (less key player) Steve Ott are not playing today. It makes sense for a team playing such a bruising style, in particular.

Kevin Shattenkirk racked up 10 minutes in penalties after he took a 10-minute misconduct penalty at the end of Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Jets.

Shattenkirk also pitched in three hits and a shot in nearly 20 minutes of work. He now has a career high 50 PIMs to go along with his eight goals and 43 points in 55 games this season.
Apr 8 - 1:40 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4Steve Ott
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Patrik Berglund
5Scottie Upshall
6Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Robert Bortuzzo
6Colton Parayko
7Joel Edmundson
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen