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Jori Lehtera | Center | #12

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (65) /
Contract: view contract details

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Jori Lehtera is projected to play between Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz on Friday night.
Coach Ken Hitchcock plans to reunite the STL line when Schwartz returns from an ankle injury, which should provide Lehtera with a boost. He has contributed seven goals and 24 points in 56 games this season. Feb 11 - 9:48 AM

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Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

He hadn't registered a goal or a point in his last six contests. He has seven goals and 23 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 7 - 11:31 AM

Jori Lehtera has accounted for three goals and eight points in the past 19 games.

"I don't know," Lehtera said. "It's been a little bit harder than last year, but we've still got a lot of games left, I think. It's changing. ... I have to play more simple hockey and put the puck to the net, go there. That's where you start to score goals." He hasn't played that much with Vladimir Tarasenko this season and he has 21 points in 54 matches.
Feb 5 - 10:12 AM

Jori Lehtera scored St. Louis' only goal in a 4-1 loss to Carolina on Thursday night.

Lehtera is actually on a bit of a run, with four points in his past five games. The 28-year-old has 19 points in 47 games this season.
Jan 14 - 11:21 PM

Jori Lehtera scored in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames.

The 27-year-old gave the Blues a 3-0 lead in the second period. His goal was assisted by Alex Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko. He has four goals and 13 points in 34 games this season.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Jori Lehtera is back at center and on the third line.

He was tried at left wing for two games, but that experiment is over. Lehtera skated between Robby Fabbri and Dmitrij Jaskin during Monday's practice after the Blues scored one goal for a third consecutive game Saturday.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Jori Lehtera is projected to skate on the wing with Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko on Friday night.

"I've played winger many games, Olympics, World Championships, so I'm fine with playing wing," he said. "Works for me, especially with (Stastny and Tarasenko). I'm actually happy, happy to play a couple of games (at) winger." He hasn't been pleased with his game lately, as he has contributed just one goal and two assists in his last 15 appearances.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Jori Lehtera scored in Saturday's 4-3 OT loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Lehtera scored at the 14:50 mark of the first period to give the Blues their first lead of the game. The 27-year-old has three goals and 11 points in 21 games this season. The goal was Lehtera's first in 16 games.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 10:31:00 AM

The St. Louis Blues will have Jori Lehtera (upper body) on Thursday.

Lehtera was originally questionable after being struck by a high stick on two separate occasions during Tuesday's contest. He has two goals and 10 points in 19 games this season.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) will be a game-time decision against the Sabres on Thursday.

He will participate in the pregame skate after he took a stick to the throat on Tuesday and went to the hospital for observation.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Jori Lehtera was clipped by two high-sticking plays in Tuesday's loss to Columbus.

Lehtera was struck in the mouth with a high stick by Ryan Murray. He took another high stick with 8:27 left in the first period from Brandon Saad in the throat/jaw area and left the game. Lehtera still needs to be evaluated, but he went to the hospital for observation.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:21:00 PM

Jori Lehtera suffered an upper body injury in Tuesday's match with Columbus, and will not return.

Lehtera left during the first period after playing just 3:25, including 24 seconds on the power play. He did not reach the score sheet. We'll keep you posted on his injury status.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 08:05:00 PM

Jori Lehtera will play between Dmitrij Jaskin and Troy Brouwer on Monday night.

The Blues moved David Backes up to the top line with Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko. Lehtera registered two assists in Saturday's loss to Chicago, but he didn't have a point in his previous six games. He just lost a great deal of fantasy value.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Jori Lehtera scored for the second game in a row during the Blues' 4-3 win over Vancouver on Friday night.

Lehtera had another excellent game, leading all skaters with five shots while playing just 15:29. He also played nearly a third of his time on special teams. With two goals and five points, Lehtera's off to a great start this season.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:48:00 AM

Jori Lehtera popped a pair of points in Thursday's 4-2 win over Edmonton.

It was Lehtera's first goal of the season and with the assist, his points total is now up to four. Pretty good for a week-old season. Lehtera had another good all-around game, playing 14:39 including nearly two minutes on special teams while winning 60% of his draws.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:09:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4Magnus Paajarvi
5Steve Ott
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Scottie Upshall
5Patrik Berglund
6Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Colton Parayko
5Andre Benoit
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Joel Edmundson
9Peter Harrold
G1Jake Allen
2Brian Elliott
3Pheonix Copley