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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 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

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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

Jori Lehtera registered a natural hat trick Tuesday as the Blues trounced Buffalo by a score of 6-1.

The forgotten member of the Blues top line earned the spotlight on this night by doubling his season's goal total. Joakim Lindstrom added a pair of power play goals in the third period while Kevin Shattenkirk also tallied for the victorious Blues.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:50:00 PM

St. Louis' top line of Jori Lehtera, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz have been outstanding of late.

The trio produced St. Louis' only goal in their 2-1 loss to Nashville on Saturday night and the line has 17 points in the team's last five games.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Jori Lehtera scored the lone goal for St. Louis in its 2-1 loss to Nashville on Saturday night.

Lehtera has been a nice find for the Blues after playing in the KHL last season. The 26-year-old Finnish forward is on a four-game points streak, and he has three goals and 11 on the year. Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko got the assists.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Jori Lehtera notched a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Dallas.

He picked up primary assists on two of Vladimir Tarasenko's three goals in the contest. Tarasenko had the primary helper on Lehtera's second marker of the year. The duo has been separated for moments in the early going of the season, but they've been together for the most part since the preseason.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Jori Lehtera (flu) was able to participate in Wednesday's practice.

With that in mind, it seems reasonable to assume he'll be available for Thursday's game. He's gotten off to a strong start with a goal and three points in four contests.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Olli Jokinen
4Jori Lehtera
5Patrik Berglund
6Marcel Goc
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Steve Ott
4John McCarthy
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2T.J. Oshie
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Chris Porter
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Zbynek Michalek
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Barret Jackman
7Chris Butler
8Robert Bortuzzo
9Petteri Lindbohm
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen