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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 (undisclosed) 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

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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

Jori Lehtera is dealing with concussion symptoms.

Lehtera will miss his third straight contest on Tuesday. When it comes to concussions, there's no one-size fits all recovery timetable. He might be back in a matter of days or it might take him significantly longer than that. He has nine goals and 30 points in 46 contests in 2014-15. With Lehtera sidelined, Paul Stastny is playing alongside Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz.
Feb 3 - 3:02 PM

Jori Lehtera is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Lehtera was hurt during Thursday's contest and won't play on Friday as a result. He has nine goals and 30 points in 46 games in 2014-15. Paul Stastny might end up taking Lehtera's spot on a line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz.
Jan 30 - 12:15 PM

Jori Lehtera recorded two points in Thursday's 7-2 thumping of San Jose.

He had no goals and one assist in eight games prior to Thursday's match. Lehtera ended his goalless stretch with his ninth marker of the year and he added an assist to give him 28 points in 40 contests.
Jan 9 - 12:07 PM

It had been 15 games since Jori Lehtera found the back of the net, unfortunately the Blues couldn't hang on to his lead as they fell to LA 6-4.

Lehtera went backhand-shelf on Jonathan Quick to give the Blues the 4-3 lead late in the second period. Despite the drought, he still has 24 points this season, his first in the NHL.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:41:00 AM

Jori Lehtera has been named the NHL's first star of the week.

Lehtera had four goals and six points in three games last week, including a hat trick. He's also on a seven-game point streak. He's been superb since making the jump from the KHL with seven goals and 17 points in 16 contests. He's not eligible to win the Calder Trophy though because of his age.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

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