Player News - Blues

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The St. Louis Blues have acquired Olli Jokinen from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Joakim Lindstrom and a conditional sixth-round pick

The pick can improve to a fourth rounder if the Blues reach the Stanley Cup Final and he participates in it. Jokinen has three goals and seven points in 54 games in 2014-15. He was acquired by Toronto as part of the Cody Franson trade.
Mar 2 - 2:27 PM

Robert Bortuzzo has been traded to St. Louis, along with a seventh-round pick, for Ian Cole.

Bortuzzo has contributed six points and 68 penalty minutes in 38 outings with the Penguins this season. He'll add a physical presence to the Blues' defense corps.
Mar 2 - 1:37 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have retained half of Zbynek Michalek's remaining salary and cap hit in their trade with St. Louis.

Michalek is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so it's not a big financial undertaking for Arizona, but it will help St. Louis stay under the ceiling. The Coyotes also sent a conditional third-round pick to St. Louis and received prospect Maxim Letunov.
Mar 2 - 12:35 PM

Zbynek Michalek has been dealt to St. Louis.

Arizona also sent a conditional third-round pick to St. Louis in exchange for prospect Maxim Letunov. Michalek hasn't played since Feb. 14 due to a concussion and he hasn't skated yet, but he is feeling better.
Mar 2 - 11:05 AM

St. Louis is reportedly the frontrunner for Coyotes defender Zbynek Michalek.

He has received interest from other clubs as well despite being sidelined with a concussion.
Mar 2 - 10:03 AM

Brian Elliot stopped five of six shots in a brief relief appearance in Sunday's 6-5 shootout loss to Vancouver.

Elliot entered the game at the start of the third period with the Blues trailing 4-2. Elliot then allowed an early third period goal to Nick Bonino and he decided to pull himself from the game. Elliot came back out of the tunnel a little later on and had some words with coach Ken Hitchcock before disappearing back into the locker room. The Blues eventually scored three unanswered goals in the game to force overtime, but they fell in the shootout. This is a weird situation between the coach and his goaltender. It'll be interesting to see how the team chooses to explain this.
Mar 2 - 12:49 AM

Jake Allen stopped 21 of 25 shots in Sunday's 6-5 shootout loss to Vancouver.

Allen was pulled after allowing four goals through two periods. In a strange turn of events, Brian Elliot pulled himself after allowing an early third period goal to Nick Bonino. With Allen back in goal, the Blues scored three unanswered goals to force overtime. Unfortunately for St. Louis, their goaltender was unable to come up with a single save in the shootout. Allen's record falls to 17-6-3 this season and he has a 2.55 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage.
Mar 2 - 12:44 AM

T.J Oshie registered three assists in Sunday's 6-5 shootout loss to Vancouver.

Oshie assisted on Alex Pietrangelo's first period goal and he also set up third period goals by Dmitrij Jaskin and David Backes. The Blues were down 5-2 in the final frame but they were able to fight back and force overtime. Oshie rang a shot off the crossbar in the extra frame and he missed on his shootout attempt. The 28-year-old has 17 goals and 44 points in 55 games this season.
Mar 2 - 12:36 AM

Jake Allen will get the start in Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Allen allowed five goals in his last start against Montreal on February 24th. The 24-year-old has a 17-6-2 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage.
Mar 1 - 2:37 PM

The St. Louis Blues now have seven players with 10 goals or more this season.

Vladimir Tarasenko leads the team in that category with 31 but David Backes (20), Jaden Schwartz (20), Alexander Steen (19), T.J. Oshie (17), Paul Stastny (11) and Dmitrij Jaskin (10) have all hit double-digit goal totals this year. The Blues have a very balanced attack which they hope will be useful come playoff time.
Mar 1 - 11:14 AM

Dmitrij Jaskin scored a goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over Edmonton.

The 21-year-old played a season-high 17:07 in the game. Jaskin opened the scoring at the 12:11 mark of the first period. The young Russian now has 10 goals, 14 points and a plus-9 rating in 35 games in 2014-15. He finished the night with four shots, four hits and a plus-1 rating. He was named the game's second star.
Mar 1 - 11:09 AM

Paul Stastny contributed to both Blues goals in their 2-1 win over the Oilers on Saturday night.

Stastny assisted on Dmitrij Jaskin’s first-period goal and scored his own in the third period. His first season in St. Louis has not exactly gone as planned, with 12 goals and 36 points this season. The goal was his first since Feb. 12, a span of six without one. Patrik Berglund and Ian Cole got the other helpers.
Mar 1 - 12:53 AM

Brian Elliott stopped 21 of 22 shots in the Blues’ 2-1 win over the Oilers on Saturday night.

Elliott gave up a goal in the second period and that was it. He has now given up two goals over his past two games, both wins, stopping 51 of 53 shots. He sports a 2.17 goals-against average and .922 save percentage.
Mar 1 - 12:53 AM

Zbynek Michalek is drawing "significant interest" on the trade market, according to Coyotes general manager Don Maloney.

This despite Michalek dealing with an upper-body injury that has sidelined him since Feb. 14. Michalek is improving and should be able to play soon, so it hasn’t scared off teams. The 32-year-old has eight points this season.
Feb 28 - 11:15 PM

Jay Bouwmeester will play in his 900th career game on Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers.

Through his first 899 games, Bouwmeester has tallied 78 goals and 354 points while averaging 25:01 of ice time. He also owns three straight double-digit goal seasons and three seasons of over 40 points. This season however, the 31 year old's offensive production has slipped. He has just two goals and 10 points while averaging over 23 minutes a night.
Feb 28 - 7:31 PM

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