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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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Kevin Shattenkirk has been named the NHL's third star of the week.
He picked up two goals and six points in four games to extend his point streak to five straight contests. Shattenkirk has eight points in 11 appearances this season. Nov 23 - 5:55 PM

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Kevin Shattenkirk scored in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Shattenkirk opened the scoring at the 7:36 mark of the first period, but the Jackets eventually responded with three unanswered goals. Magnus Paajarvi and Dmitrij Jaskin registered the assists on the Blues' only goal. Shattenkirk has one goal, five points and a minus-1 rating in nine games this season.
Nov 17 - 11:06 PM

The return of Kevin Shattenkirk is expected to provide a spark to St. Louis' power play.

"As we wait for these guys to come back, we're going to need the power play," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "If we're going to win road games, power play is going to have to come through for us like it did the last two games." Shattenkirk didn't record a point in his first game back on Saturday, but he did see a team-high 2:29 of ice time on the man advantage. Hitchcock said the offensive blueliner will get more time on the penalty kill and at even strength as he gets his legs back.
Nov 10 - 2:24 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (groin) will play in Saturday's game against Nashville.

"It's a good feeling," Shattenkirk said. "I think it's a little anxiousness, and more than anything it's just nice to kind of be back in the routine of a game day and not have to worry about whether you're going to be feeling good on the ice or whether the injury is going to creep back up again. I'm pretty confident in what I've been doing for the last few weeks that helped me strengthen everything and be ready to play a game tonight." He's been out since Oct. 13.
Nov 7 - 5:07 PM

The St. Louis Blues have officially activated Kevin Shattenkirk (groin).

Shattenkirk is expected to play on Saturday for the first time since Oct. 13. He's one of the league's top defensemen in terms of offensive production, so this is big news for fantasy owners as well as the Blues. As previously reported, defenseman Chris Butler has been sent to the minors.
Nov 6 - 12:30 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (groin) might be available for Saturday's game.

That's based on the fact that St. Louis has already returned defenseman Chris Butler to the minors. That being said, there's enough time between now and St. Louis' next game that the Blues will be able to call Butler or someone else up before then if Shattenkirk isn't actually ready. Still, it's not unreasonable to see this news and get encouraged.
Nov 5 - 5:53 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (groin) isn't ready to play Wednesday.

He has been practicing regularly, but it's still unclear when he will be able to return from a nagging groin injury. Shattenkirk will miss his 10th straight game.
Nov 4 - 1:14 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) hasn't been ruled out for Wednesday's game at Chicago yet.

He skated again Tuesday morning and was a full participant in the session, but won't be in the lineup when the Blues host Los Angeles. Coach Ken Hitchcock said the team will see how Shattenkirk is feeling Wednesday morning.
Nov 3 - 5:04 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) won't make his return Tuesday.

He will miss his ninth consecutive game because of a groin injury that continues to linger. The good news is that Shattenkirk was able to skate Monday at practice. It's not clear if he will be able to play against Chicago on Wednesday.
Nov 2 - 1:44 PM

While Kevin Shattenkirk seems a little closer to returning for the St. Louis Blues, he won't play against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

He's last played on Oct. 13 because of a lower-body injury. He practiced on Thursday, so it's plausible that the high-scoring defenseman may not be that far from returning.
Oct 31 - 1:23 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) took part in Thursday's practice.

As previously reported, Shattenkirk will not play Thursday night, but he is getting close. He has an assist in three games this season.
Oct 29 - 6:29 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) will not make his return on Thursday.

Even with that in mind, Shattenkirk is very close to returning to the Blues' lineup. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock described Shattenkirk as at 95%, but he wants to wait for Shattenkirk to fully recover. Shattenkirk last played on Oct. 13.
Oct 28 - 3:19 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) may be back in the lineup Thursday.

"I was shooting for tomorrow. It doesn't look like it's going to be a possibility," Shattenkirk said after Monday's practice. "We want to see how it goes today and see how it responds in the morning and try it out in the morning skate and see if it feels any better. Saturday would have been optimistic. I think a good morning skate, I'll be able to feel it and see if I'm ready." Coach Ken Hitchcock doesn't expect the offensive blueliner to play Tuesday, but the decision will be up to him and either way his return appears to be very close.
Oct 26 - 2:56 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) will not be available on Saturday.

There's a good chance that Shattenkirk will be back on Tuesday though. He hasn't played since Oct. 13.
Oct 23 - 3:35 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) was on the ice for a second straight day Monday.

"Yesterday was more of a test," Shattenkirk said. "I think every day we're just looking to see how it feels and if it gets better each day. Today, after going out for a few minutes, it felt a lot better. I was able to participate in drills, so I think that's promising. Hopefully in the next week or so, I can get back into playing some battle drills, more starts and stops, little things like that that will see how it really feels getting ready for a game." It's good to see him making progress, but he won't play Tuesday against Montreal.
Oct 19 - 5:43 PM

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