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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 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. Nov 22 - 10:31 AM

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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.
Nov 19 - 1:27 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.
Nov 18 - 5:26 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.
Nov 18 - 12:21 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.
Nov 17 - 8:05 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.
Nov 16 - 3:12 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.
Oct 17 - 12:48 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.
Oct 16 - 12:09 AM

Jori Lehtera made his presence felt in his preseason debut, scoring a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 5-2 win over Chicago.

In his first taste of action since undergoing off-season ankle surgery, Lehtera proved he will be in full health for the season opener on Oct. 8.
Oct 1 - 11:36 PM

Jori Lehtera (ankle) will suit up in Thursday's preseason game against Chicago.

It will be his first action of the preseason after he underwent surgery on his ankle in early August.
Sep 29 - 1:36 PM

Jori Lehtera (ankle) will take part in Friday's practice.

Lehtera is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from ankle surgery. If that's the case, then there should be a good chance of him being available for the season opener.
Sep 24 - 1:40 PM

Jori Lehtera (ankle) is slated to return to the ice this weekend, according to coach Ken Hitchcock.

He has been skating on his own and appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from ankle surgery.
Sep 22 - 4:18 PM

It appears that Jori Lehtera may be a ahead of schedule in his recovery from ankle surgery.

The original prognosis for his recovery was six-eight weeks which would have jeopardized his participation in the season opener of October 8th. But Lehtera has been skating for a few days on his own and may be ready to join the main camp soon. Stay tuned for further updates.
Sep 19 - 12:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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