Player News - Blues

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Paul Stastny between Vladimir Tarasenko and Alex Steen could be a line combination for the Blues in 2016-17, according to coach Ken Hitchcock.

Of course nothing is set in stone, especially this early. It might be a trio to keep an eye on once Steen returns from off-season shoulder surgery. Robby Fabbri may be back with Stastny, while Tarasenko could skate alongside Jori Lehtera and Jaden Schwartz as well.

The St. Louis Blues have signed Jordan Kyrou to a three-year, two-way entry level contract.

He generated 17 goals and 51 points in 65 games with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL last season. Kyrou was chosen with the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Blues.
Jul 27 - 1:42 PM

Darryl Sydor and Daniel Tkaczuk have been added to the coaching staff of the Chicago Wolves as assistant coaches.

Sydor was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving last August and didn't have his contract renewed by Minnesota after the 2015-16 season. There's a chance he could be back in the NHL after Mike Yeo takes over the head coaching job of the Blues in 2017-18.
Jul 26 - 12:51 PM

Colton Parayko's entry-level deal expires at the end of the 2016-17 season.

He impressed during his rookie campaign with nine goals and 33 points in 79 games. Parayko also added seven points from the back end in 20 playoff contests. The Blues believe in his potential, so his next contract could be a long-term deal rather than a bridge-type agreement.
Jul 25 - 9:00 AM

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


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