Player News - Blues

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Although he's going into the season as the Blues' clear No. 1 goaltender, Jake Allen feels he still needs to earn that spot.

Allen got a four-year, $17.4 million contract extension and the Blues dealt Brian Elliott this summer. "It was tough to make mistakes when Brian was around because one game — you had a bad game — he was right back in the net and vice versa with him and me," Allen said. "I think you get a little bit more leeway, I guess, now. But not a whole lot. Carter’s a great goalie and I’ve heard a lot of great things about him. I feel that I had to etch myself into the league consistently. Now that I’ve done that, I still have another place to go and prove I’m a legit No. 1 guy." Allen had a 2.35 GAA and .920 save percentage in 47 contests in 2015-16.
Jul 24 - 5:45 PM

Andre Benoit has signed with the Malmo Redhawks in Sweden.

Benoit had eight goals and 33 points in 72 AHL games last season. He also appeared in two contests with the St. Louis Blues.
Jul 24 - 9:37 AM

Jordan Binnington has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues.

Binnington can earn $600,000 at the NHL level or $75,000 in the minors. He had a 2.85 GAA and .907 save percentage in 41 AHL games in 2015-16.
Jul 19 - 9:46 AM

Pheonix Copley's recently inked one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues comes with a $708,750 annual cap hit at the NHL level.

Copley's contract is two-ways with him set to earn $70,000 if he spends the season in the minors. He had a 2.79 GAA and .909 save percentage in 37 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Jul 18 - 5:30 PM

Jaden Schwartz's recently signed five-year deal will provide him with a modified no-trade clause.

The modified no-trade clause is only in effect for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 campaigns, but during that period Schwartz can list 15 teams that the St. Louis Blues can't trade him too. His new contract is worth $26.75 million, up from his previous two-year, $4.7 million deal.
Jul 16 - 11:52 PM

Pheonix Copley has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues.

Copley had a 2.79 GAA and .909 save percentage in 37 AHL games last season. He's projected to start the 2016-17 campaign in the minors.
Jul 16 - 6:59 PM

Jaden Schwartz has signed a five-year, $26.75 million contract with the St. Louis Blues.

Schwartz had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 20, which is now unnecessary. Although he was limited to 33 games last season, he still scored eight goals and 22 points. That's after he set career-highs in 2014-15 with 28 goals and 63 points in 75 contests. That's really good production out of a player that will now come with a $5.35 million cap hit. "He’s part of that core we have moving forward," Blues GM Doug Armstrong said. "Schwartz and (Vladimir) Tarasenko, Robby Fabbri, Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, Jake Allen - we’re trying to build around these guys. Having Schwartz wrapped up in that group, we know we now have a core that we can build around and try to win a championship around."
Jul 15 - 4:49 PM

Ty Rattie has inked a one-year, $650,000 contract with the St. Louis Blues.

Rattie's new deal is one-way, so he'll earn that salary even if he ends up in the minors. He had four goals and six points in 13 games with St. Louis in 2015-16. He also recorded 17 goals and 46 points in 62 AHL contests.
Jul 14 - 4:20 PM

Jaden Schwartz's arbitration date is July 20.

That's the earliest possible date for his hearing, so the Blues and Schwartz will need to act promptly if they want to render it moot. He had eight goals and 22 points in 33 contests last season. He has completed a two-year, $4.7 million contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 11 - 4:41 PM

Landon Ferraro's two-way contract with St. Louis comes with a $700,000 annual cap hit.

If Ferraro plays in the minors than he'll earn $275,000 annually, but regardless of what combination of the AHL and NHL he ends up playing in, he's been promised a salary of at least $350,000 total. He had five goals and 10 points in 58 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Jul 10 - 9:29 PM

Vladimir Sobotka's agent has reportedly told the St. Louis Blues that his client plans to return to North America.

It's worth emphasizing that nothing is official yet though. Sobotka has spent the last two seasons in the KHL and is coming off a campaign where he scored 18 goals and 34 points in 44 contests. In his last season with St. Louis, he had nine goals and 33 points in 61 games.
Jul 9 - 1:48 PM

Landon Ferraro has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.

Ferraro became an unrestricted free agent after Boston declined to present him with a qualifying offer. He had five goals and 10 points in 66 games with the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings last season.
Jul 9 - 12:12 PM

Magnus Paajarvi's recently signed one-year deal with St. Louis is a one-way contract.

Paajarvi will earn $700,000 even if the Blues end up sending him to the minors. He had three goals and nine points in 48 games with St. Louis in 2015-16.
Jul 6 - 4:27 PM

Jaden Schwartz has requested salary arbitration.

Schwartz had eight goals and 22 points in 33 games in 2015-16. He's coming off a two-year, $4.7 million deal.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:10 PM

Magnus Paajarvi has inked a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues.

Paajarvi had three goals and nine points in 48 contests in 2015-16. He's not likely to have any fantasy value in standard leagues next season either.
Jul 5 - 12:37 PM


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