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Carl Gunnarsson | Defenseman

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 196
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Carl Gunnarsson (concussion) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
Gunnarsson hasn't played since Dec. 6. He has a goal and five points in 20 games this season. His return will likely lead to Ian Cole spending more time in the press box. Jan 2 - 2:06 PM

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Carl Gunnarsson's status should be clearer after Friday's morning skate.

"We're going to talk to him today and see if he's ready to play," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's had no complications, no setbacks at all. He's acting and behaving just like a player now." He has missed the last 11 games with a concussion, but could return on Friday.
Jan 2 - 10:44 AM

Carl Gunnarsson (concussion) may not be available to return Friday.

The Blues filled out their roster by calling up forwards Colin Fraser and John McCarthy on Wednesday. If Gunnarsson is going to return from a concussion then St. Louis would have to make a roster move to make room for him.
Jan 1 - 3:45 PM

Carl Gunnarsson (concussion) is projected to return on Friday.

The Blues returned defenseman Petteri Lindbohm to the minors on Monday. Gunnarsson has been sidelined since Dec. 6 because of a concussion. He's currently still listed on injured reserve.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Carl Gunnarsson (concussion) will miss at least two more games.

Gunnarsson might be available on Friday or Saturday though. He has missed eight straight contests. The Blues sent Petteri Lindbohm to the minors, which frees a roster spot for Gunnarsson's eventual return.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson was on the ice Saturday morning.

However, he is still in the beginning stages of coming back from a concussion and is not yet close to a return. Keep Gunnarsson on reserve until further notice.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 03:33:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson is dealing with concussion symptoms again.

It looked like Gunnarsson was finally in the clear as far as his head injury goes, but that's not the case. The Blues will play in San Jose on Saturday, but Gunnarsson has been sent back to St. Louis. He also recently experienced stiffness in his surgically-repaired hip.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson is in the clear from his concussion, but now he's dealing with some stiffness in his surgically-repaired hip.

"He's a guy that's going to need some practice times here before he's ready to play," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I can't really give you a time frame. Is it one, two, three, four practices before we're ready to go? He's going to be able to tell us that." He won't be available to play on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson (concussion) has been given the green light to start skating.

Gunnarsson, who hasn't played since Dec. 6, joined his teammates on the ice Tuesday. As is the case with concussions, it's hard to say when he'll be able to play and he needs to get his conditioning back up as well.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson is skating but he is not ready to play.

He is recovering from his first career concussion that he sustained last week. We expect the Blues' rearguard will take it slow and may need another week before he subjects himself to NHL protocol testing.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) has been moved to injured reserve.

He sustained what is believed to be a concussion on Dec. 6 when he was elbowed in the face by Anders Lee of the Islanders. There's no timetable for his return.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 02:13:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) is doubtful to play Monday.

He was elbowed in the face by the Islanders forward Anders Lee on Saturday. He's being re-evaluated by doctors and the Blues should know more later today.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:30:00 PM

St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson won't return to Saturday's game against the New York Islanders thanks to an elbow by Anders Lee.

Gunnarsson's issue is labeled an upper-body injury. Lee hasn't ever been suspended by the NHL and wasn't even penalized for what looked like a questionable hit.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 03:44:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson is still adjusting after returning from a surgically repaired left hip.

"It takes a while to get into good habits, everyday habits — execute at a higher pace," he said. "There's been a couple of situations where I feel like I haven't really been up there. I still need to step it up a little bit." Gunnarsson has played in eight games with the Blues since making his season debut on Oct. 28. He's averaged 14:14 of ice time, while posting one assist and nine blocks.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Carl Gunnarsson's playing time might be limited in his Blues debut on Tuesday.

Gunnarsson hasn't played since April 10 due to a hip injury. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock plans to monitor his minutes and probably won't use Gunnarsson to help kill penalties. Gunnarsson will start the game on the third defensive pairing with Barret Jackman.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Olli Jokinen
4Jori Lehtera
5Patrik Berglund
6Marcel Goc
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Steve Ott
4John McCarthy
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2T.J. Oshie
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Chris Porter
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Zbynek Michalek
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Barret Jackman
7Chris Butler
8Robert Bortuzzo
9Petteri Lindbohm
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen