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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
5Scott Gomez
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4Steve Ott
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Patrik Berglund
5Scottie Upshall
6Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Robert Bortuzzo
6Colton Parayko
7Joel Edmundson
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen