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Jori Lehtera | Center

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Jori Lehtera will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks following ankle surgery.
He underwent the procedure on Aug. 4, so he could be available to play in time for the Blues' regular-season opener on Oct. 8. However, it probably means that he will miss taking part in training camp. Lehtera suffered the injury at the end of the 2014-15 campaign, but the team originally opted for rest and rehabilitation instead of surgery. Aug 10 - 3:08 PM

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The Blues have re-signed Jori Lehtera for three years and $14.1 million.

Lehtera will average $4.7 million per season. He excelled last season and performed at a level far above what most hockey experts predicted. Although Lehtera tired to a degree in the second half he still put up 44 points in 75 games. Look for Lethera to move between the Blues' second and third lines next season. He is certainly worthy of a late round draft pick in hockey pools regardless of format.
Jul 1 - 1:12 PM

Jori Lehtera will play in Sunday's game six tilt against the Minnesota Wild.

Lehtera (lower body) missed game five because of an injury, but his return to the lineup should give the Blues a boost. He was skating on a line with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko. The Blues need to win to keep their season alive.
Apr 26 - 3:12 PM

Jori Lehtera (lower body) is on the ice for the pre-game warmup.

That's a good sign for both Lehtera and the Blues. The 27-year-old missed game five because of the injury, so it's encouraging to see him out on the ice before the game. We'll keep you up to date on his situation as we get closer to puck-drop.
Apr 26 - 2:43 PM

It is not clear if Jori Lehtera will be able to suit up for Game 6 Sunday in Minnesota.

He missed Friday's game after taking a Jay Bouwmeester shot off his leg in Wednesday's contest and has not practiced since. Consider Lehtera day-to-day.
Apr 25 - 1:56 PM

Jori Lehtera (lower body) didn't participate in Friday's morning skate.

Lehtera was hurt when he absorbed a shot by teammate Jay Bouwmeester during Wednesday's contest. His chances of playing on Friday are "50-50," according to Blues coach Ken Hitchcock. If Lehtera can't play, then Paul Stastny will likely skate alongside Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Apr 24 - 4:31 PM

Jori Lehtera has been quick on the draw in his first two playoff games.

He has won 20 of the 26 faceoffs he has taken for a 77 percent success rate. That ranks him first in the NHL playoffs. Lehtera also has an assist and two shots.
Apr 20 - 1:39 PM

Jori Lehtera can't wait to play his first NHL playoff game.

"I could start already today," he said on Monday. "(Starting Thursday) is bad. Wednesday or Tuesday or whatever (would be better). I'm excited. This is the best time of a hockey player’s year." Lehtera has only seen one NHL playoff game, but Vladimir Tarasenko told him about the atmosphere and the experience and it has him excited to take part. He's expected to play between Tarasenko and Alexander Steen in Game 1 against Minnesota.
Apr 14 - 11:18 AM

Jori Lehtera scored two goals as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Saturday.

The 27-year-old broke a four-game drought with those two tallies, which included the game-winner. The Blues will be the top seed in the West unless the Anaheim Ducks grab a regulation win tonight.
Apr 11 - 6:17 PM

Jori Lehtera registered three assists in Saturday's 6-1 win over Toronto.

Lehtera registered assists on the goals scored by Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko and Chris Butler. The 27-year-old entered the game on a five game pointless streak but he busted that streak in a big way. Lehtera has nine goals and 36 points in 58 games in his first NHL season.
Mar 8 - 11:05 AM

Jori Lehtera earned an assist and he scored the shootout winner on Sunday against Florida.

He didn't have a point in his previous six outings. Lehtera has nine goals and 22 helpers in 49 games this season. He played with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko versus the Panthers.
Feb 16 - 11:41 AM

Jori Lehtera (concussion) will return to the Blues' lineup on Tuesday.

The Blues sent Ty Rattie to the minors in preparation for Lehtera's return. Lehtera has nine goals and 30 points in 46 contests. He missed six straight contests, but now that he's back, he should replace Paul Stastny on the line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz.
Feb 10 - 1:09 PM

Jori Lehtera (concussion) might be back Tuesday against Arizona.

There appears to be good chance that he will play, but the Blues won't confirm the move until after the morning skate or closer to game time. Lehtera hasn't played since Jan. 29 due to concussion-like symptoms. St. Louis sent down Ty Rattie on Monday, so there's a spot open for him.
Feb 9 - 6:38 PM

Although St. Louis Blues forward Jori Lehtera did manage to skate on Saturday, it sounds as if he won't be able to return on Sunday.

Lehtera has been quite effective on lines with bigger names, scoring 30 points in 46 games so far in 2014-15. He hasn't played since Jan. 29.
Feb 7 - 2:02 PM

Jori Lehtera is making progress in his recovery from a concussion.

Lehtera, who has missed the Blues' last five games with concussion symptoms, seems to be feeling better. "We're hopeful that Lehtera has another good day, coach Ken Hitchcock said Friday. "The last couple days, he's had some real good days." It seems possible Lehtera could return to action late next week.
Feb 7 - 1:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Steve Ott
4Jordan Caron
5Magnus Paajarvi
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Patrik Berglund
4Dmitrij Jaskin
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Petteri Lindbohm
6Robert Bortuzzo
7Chris Butler
8Peter Harrold
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen