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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
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Jori Lehtera produced his first NHL playoff goal on Monday night.
He opened the scoring in Game 7 against Chicago when he redirected a point shot from Jay Bouwmeester. The Blues blew a 2-0 lead in the contest, but scored the only goal in the third to advance into the second round and eliminate the Chicago Blackhawks. Lehtera contributed four points, including three assists, in the series. Apr 26 - 10:04 AM

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Jori Lehtera scored a goal in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Lehtera returned to the lineup on Sunday after missing three games because of an upper-body injury. He opened the scoring at the 7:44 mark of the first period. The 28-year-old has eight goals and 28 points in 64 games this season. Ryan Reaves, Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri also scored for the Blues.
Mar 6 - 11:49 PM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) will play in Sunday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

The Blues have enjoyed four days off between games and that's given Lehtera enough time to heal. The injury forced him to miss each of St. Louis' last three contests. He has seven goals and 27 points in 63 games.
Mar 6 - 10:49 AM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) participated in Thursday's practice.

Lehtera was skating with his normal linemates, Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko. It seems likely that he'll be back on Sunday, but nothing has been announced yet.
Mar 3 - 12:28 PM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) is slated to join the Blues this week.

He isn't expected to play Tuesday at Ottawa, but could be ready for Sunday's match in Minnesota. Consider Lehtera day-to-day.
Mar 1 - 12:38 PM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Lehtera left Thursday's game against the Rangers after taking a puck to the face. The Blues forward was cut on the play, but some believe he's also dealing with a concussion. He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Feb 28 - 11:13 AM

Jori Lehtera (upper body) didn't participate in Friday's practice.

Lehtera left Thursday's game after being struck in the face by the puck. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock described him as "sore" and hasn't ruled him out for Saturday's contest.
Feb 26 - 3:27 PM

Jori Lehtera suffered an upper-body injury Thursday night against New York and left the game late in the first period.

He didn't return to the contest after he was hit in the face by a deflected puck that went off a Rangers player's glove. Lehtera had two shots in 5:16 of ice time prior to leaving. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 26 - 10:00 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Jori Lehtera
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ivan Barbashev
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4Magnus Paajarvi
5Steve Ott
6Ty Rattie
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Scottie Upshall
5Patrik Berglund
6Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Colton Parayko
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Chris Butler
9Peter Harrold
10Petteri Lindbohm
11Jordan Schmaltz
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen
3Jordan Binnington
4Anders Nilsson