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Ryan Reaves | Winger

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 224
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Blues' forward Ryan Reaves has agreed to a four-year, $4.5 million contract extension.
The tough guy has rounded out his game nicely this season and Blues' GM Doug Armstrong was pleased to tie him up until 2018. Reaves has registered only five points in 26 games but he does have fantasy value due to the 65 penalty minutes he has amassed. Jan 11 - 1:56 PM

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St. Louis forward Ryan Reaves had 9:01 of ice time in his first game back from a broken hand in a Thursday win against the Los Angeles Kings and had a team-high four hits.

"Really good," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I mean, that's the first time we've had energy from that line in a little while. It's a good sign."
Jan 4 - 10:57 AM

Ryan Reaves (hand) will return to the lineup Thursday against Los Angeles.

He hasn't played since suffering a broken hand on Nov. 23. Reaves, who has four points and 65 penalty minutes in 22 games, will skate on the Blues' fourth line.
Jan 2 - 1:48 PM

Ryan Reaves (hand) has resumed skating.

He hasn't been cleared to start taking shots yet, but that could come soon. Reaves suffered a broken hand in November and he's hoping to return by "the first week of January, maybe after that."
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Ryan Reaves (hand) is on the injured reserve list.

Reaves hasn't played since Nov. 23, so he can be activated at any time. He's making progress and might start skating next week to help him maintain his conditioning. At the same time, he still isn't expected to get re-evaluated before January.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Ryan Reaves will have surgery on his hand on Monday.

He will be re-evaluated in six weeks, which means he will be out for a little longer than it was initially thought. Reaves suffered a broken hand in a fight with Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon on Saturday.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 04:36:00 PM

St. Louis Blues winger Ryan Reaves broke his right hand in a fight on Saturday and is expected to miss a month of action.

He'll know soon if surgery is necessary, although he indicated that going under the knife shouldn't make a significant difference in his rehab process. Reaves brings value in two categories: PIM (65) and hits (69). Magnus Paajarvi and Adam Cracknell are expected to benefit from his absence.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 02:26:00 PM

Ryan Reaves scored his second goal of the season on Saturday.

Reaves now has three points in 15 games in 2013-14. He's better known for his aggressive play and the amount of time he spends in the sin bin. Reaves already has 50 penalty minutes this season, including five on Saturday for fighting Pittsburgh's Deryk Engelland.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 09:22:00 AM

Ryan Reaves was the only St. Louis Blue to play less than 10 minutes Thursday.

Ken Hitchcock had all four lines involved and that helped keep everyone fresh in the third period. Reaves is more of an enforcer so playing 8:13 minutes is considered a lot for a fourth line enforcer. Brenden Morrow was second lowest at 11:32 but he had been having visa issues and was a late signing for the Blues so he will likely see more ice time as the season goes on. Reaves is worth taking in pools that use penalty minutes as a category.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 11:29:00 AM

The St. Louis Blues fourth line, consisting of Adam Cracknell, Chris Porter and Ryan Reaves have been given the nickname of the CPR line.

"It's got a good ring to it," Cracknell said. "That pretty much sums up our line. We try to bring as much energy to the team any way we can." Reaves has been the Blues top hitter with 15 hits, second most in the NHL during the playoffs.
Sun, May 5, 2013 10:56:00 AM

Ryan Reaves scored his first goal of 2013 on Sunday.

If you have Reaves on your team, odds are it's for the abundance of penalty minutes he provides. He will get the occasional point, but not nearly enough to make him noteworthy in any major offensive category.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Ryan Reaves made a very good impression in Saturday's opener.

He was in the lineup for Jamie Langenbrunner, who coach Ken Hitchcock calls a "valuable member" of the team. "‘Revo’ has had a helluva camp. He’s played very well. He’s shown the ability to be more than a one-dimensional player, a lot more than a one-dimensional player." Reaves adds toughness to the Blues' roster (10 penalty minutes Saturday) and won't have any fantasy impact if he's in the lineup on a consistent basis.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:14:00 PM

The ECHL Orlando Solar Bears have signed Ryan Reaves.

Reaves had four points and 124 penalty minutes with the St. Louis Blues last season. Before the lockout, he was projected to earn $600,000 with the Blues in 2012-13.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 03:58:00 PM

Ryan Reaves said there's a different feeling that sets in when regular-season games start to fall victim to the NHL lockout.

"When the lockout starts you're, 'OK, we'll miss the exhibition games, we'll miss camp.' And you smile about it a little bit," he said. "But when it gets to the point where regular-season games are getting canceled... now we're really missing paychecks. Now it starts hitting home a little more. We're all sticking behind what we're trying to get accomplished, but it's a different feeling now." The NHL is projected to announce the postponement of the 2012-13 season shortly. Reaves has been skating in Winnipeg at MTS Iceplex with some other NHLers and Jets players. The Winnipeg-native had four points and 124 penalty minutes in 60 games with the St. Louis Blues last season.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 07:26:00 AM

Ryan Reaves will draw back into the St. Louis lineup on Sunday for the first time in eight games.

Reaves has been a healthy scratch in the previous seven games but will replace B.J. Crombeen on the fourth line alongside Jamie Langenbrunner and Scott Nichol. The Blues enforcer will bring some much needed toughness to the team and should provide some energy. "I'm really excited," Reaves said. "Hopefully I can bring something to the table, a little bit of physical energy to help get the boys going. (The Kings) are a physical team and I think we're kind of playing into their hands right now. They've been running us around a little bit, so I think we have to turn the tide." Stay tuned and don't be surprised if Reaves drops his gloves early on.
Sun, May 6, 2012 06:27:00 AM

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C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Patrik Berglund
4Jori Lehtera
5Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Magnus Paajarvi
4Joakim Lindstrom
5Steve Ott
6Peter Mueller
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Chris Porter
4Ryan Reaves
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Barret Jackman
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Jordan Leopold
7Ian Cole
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen