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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) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Ken Hitchcock's track record with respect to scratching top-nine forwards would lead one to believe that Jori Lehtera will play in the Blues' next game.
Hitchcock scratched Robby Fabrri for one game to get him going on November 10th. We expect that Hitchcock will put Lehtera back into the Blues' lineup Tuesday against Montreal. It's worked wonders for Fabrri. Dec 4 - 1:36 PM

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Jori Lehtera will be scratched against the jets on Saturday.

Looks like coach Ken Hitchcock is sending a message to the veteran, and his team. Lehtera has just seven points in 20 games this season, as his career points-per-game continues to fall off after a sterling rookie campaign.
Dec 3 - 3:30 PM

Jori Lehtera skated on the fourth line during Friday's practice.

There's a chance the team could decide to just make him a healthy scratch. "We need more," coach Ken Hitchcock said of Lehtera, who missed four games with a concussion earlier this season. "We need him to play back where he was before he went down with the injury. We need more." Lehtera has three goals and four assists in 20 games this season.
Dec 3 - 11:59 AM

Jori Lehtera earned a pair of assists in Monday's 4-3 OT win over Dallas.

He picked up a helper on Robby Fabbri's first-period marker and he set up Vladimir Tarasenko's game winner. Lehtera has picked up four of his seven points this season in the last four games thanks to two multi-point efforts.
Nov 29 - 12:12 PM

Jori Lehtera scored two goals for the St. Louis Blues in a 4-2 win over the Bruins on Tuesday.

Lehtera tied the game 3:23 into the second period and scored in an empty net to close out of the game. With only five points on the season, he is really having a hard time replicating the sort of production he was producing in his rookie season. We do not recommend adding him to your fantasy lineup. Robert Bortuzzo and Paul Stastny also scored for the Blues.
Nov 22 - 10:16 PM

Jori Lehtera (concussion) has been activated off the injured reserve list.

Lehtera will make his return on Thursday after missing four straight contests. In his absence Jaden Schwartz has been serving as a center and for now that will remain the case. Consequently, Lehtera will serve as a left winger on a line with Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Oct 27 - 12:40 PM

Jori Lehtera's upper-body injury is a concussion.

Lehtera said he knew it was a head injury immediately after he was hit into the boards by Jimmy Vesey on Oct. 15. Lehtera described it as a clean hit, but his head connected with the boards as a result. The good news is that Lehtera was able to participate in Wednesday's practice and he might return on Thursday. "It's been so boring," Lehtera said. "The one week— or more than one week — feels like one month. But it's good to be back with the boys," he said. Jaden Schwartz has been serving as a center in Lehtera's absence and Schwartz might stay in that role, so it remains to be seen how Lehtera will fit into the lineup when he returns.
Oct 26 - 6:30 PM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) is getting closer to a return to the lineup.

He skated on his own for 50 minutes Tuesday prior to the Blues' optional practice and could join his teammates on Wednesday. Lehtera will sit for a fourth straight game on Tuesday with an upper-body injury.
Oct 25 - 5:51 PM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) was on the ice by himself Monday morning.

Lehtera has missed three straight contests. he remains day-to-day and we wouldn't count on him playing Tuesday.
Oct 24 - 2:31 PM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve by the Blues.

He suffered an upper-body injury in last Saturday's 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. The earliest he is eligible to return would be Oct. 25 against Calgary. Lehtera has not recorded a point in three games this season.
Oct 19 - 4:26 PM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) won't travel with the Blues to Vancouver.

He isn't expected to play on Tuesday, but could join the team at some point on the three-game trip this week. Lehtera didn't skate on Monday after leaving Saturday's game with an upper-body injury.
Oct 17 - 2:57 PM

Jori Lehtera left Saturday night's game against the Rangers in the second period with an upper-body injury.

That's not good news as the Blues have Jaden Schwartz already sidelined and lost Kyle Brodziak in Saturday night's contest as well. We will keep you updated on Lehtera's condition but consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 16 - 2:04 PM

Jori Lehtera registered an assist in the Blues' 5-2 loss to San Jose Wednesday night.

Lehtera finished the playoffs with three goals and nine points in 20 contests. He also had nine goals and 34 points in 79 regular season games.
May 26 - 11:49 AM

Jori Lehtera picked up a goal in the Blues’ 6-3 win against the Sharks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday night.

Lehtera tickled the twine at 10:11 of the first period. He has two goals and eight points in 18 playoff games. At even strength, he was on the ice for six shots for and 13 shots against, so he didn’t have an overly impressive game aside from the goal. Kyle Brodziak (two), Troy Brouwer (two) and Alex Pietrangelo scored the other goals.
May 21 - 10:25 PM

Jori Lehtera scored the game-winner in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

With the scored tied 1-1 in the second period, Lehtera's innocent looking shot found its way behind Sharks goalie Martin Jones. Lehtera will get the credit, but there's no doubt that Jones will want to have that goal back. The 28-year-old has two goals and seven points in 15 postseason games in 2016. David Backes also found the back of the net for the Blues. They lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. They're three wins away from going to the Stanley Cup Final. You can watch Lehtera's goal by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
May 15 - 11:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Paul Stastny
2Jori Lehtera
3Patrik Berglund
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4David Perron
5Ty Rattie
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Dmitrij Jaskin
3Nail Yakupov
4Scottie Upshall
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Colton Parayko
4Jay Bouwmeester
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton