Player News - Blues

Date: Team: Pos:

Vladimir Tarasenko continued his breakout season Tuesday as he registered a hat trick and added an assist in the Blues' 5-2 win over Los Angeles.

Tarasenko's four points bring his season total to 36 and place him just two off the NHL lead. Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen also found the back of the net for the Blues in the come-from-behind win.
Dec 17 - 12:10 AM

Jake Allen and the Blues came from behind to upend Los Angeles Tuesday by a score of 5-2.

Things got off to a rocky start for Allen as he gave up two first period goals and saw his team fall into a 2-0 hole, but his teammates bailed him out by scoring five consecutive markers. All told, Allen allowed two goals on 23 shots in the victory, which was his third in a row. The presence of Martin Brodeur might have given Allen owners a scare last week, but they don't have too much to worry about now.
Dec 17 - 12:04 AM

Ian Cole and Magnus Paajarvi will be healthy scraches on Tuesday night against the Kings.

Cole may be a solid professional, and Paajarvi a talented one, neither have contributed much to make them viable fantasy options. Paajarvi especially has played just nine games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 16 - 7:44 PM

T.J. Oshie is a late scratch Tuesday night because of a family issue.

Oshie will still travel with the Blues on their upcoming road trip, so there's a good chance he'll play on Thursday. Magnus Paajarvi has been a healthy scratch lately, but he should be inserted into the lineup with Oshie unavailable.
Dec 16 - 6:20 PM

Confirming an earlier report, Jake Allen will indeed be between the pipes for the Blues on Tuesday night.

To reiterate, Allen has a 2.50 GAA and .907 save percentage in 15 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 16 - 5:56 PM

Carl Gunnarsson (concussion) has been given the green light to start skating.

Gunnarsson, who hasn't played since Dec. 6, joined his teammates on the ice Tuesday. As is the case with concussions, it's hard to say when he'll be able to play and he needs to get his conditioning back up as well.
Dec 16 - 12:32 PM

Look for Jake Allen to start Tuesday night against Los Angeles.

Allen will make his third straight start as he looks to position himself ahead of Martin Brodeur on the Blues' depth charts. Allen has a 2.50 GAA and .907 save percentage in 15 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 16 - 12:09 PM

Chris Butler will draw back into St. Louis' lineup on Tuesday against Los Angeles.

He was a healthy scratch on Saturday. He's been rotating with Ian Cole and Petteri Lindbohm while Carl Gunnarsson is sidelined with a concussion. Butler has one assist and 15 blocks in nine appearances with the Blues.
Dec 15 - 10:31 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko extended his point-streak to five games on Saturday.

Tarasenko picked up an assist on Kevin Shattenkirk's first period goal. The 23-year-old has been a dynamic scorer this season. He has 17 goals and 32 points in 30 games this season. He has established himself as one of the best young forwards in the entire NHL. If you own Tarasenko's right in your fantasy league, you probably shouldn't let him go.
Dec 14 - 12:14 PM

Paul Stastny was booed in his return to Denver on Saturday night.

Stastny signed with the Blues as a free agent last summer, and Avs fans didn't take too kindly to him leaving. Stastny was booed every time he touched the puck. The 28-year-old has just seven goals and 12 points this season, but he has managed to score five points in his last five games.
Dec 14 - 12:11 PM

Petteri Lindbohm was called up from the minors Saturday.

Lindbohm has four goals and eight points in the AHL, along with 41 penalty minutes. He played 9:34 on Saturday night, getting two shots on goal
Source: AHL.com
Dec 14 - 2:38 AM

T.J. Oshie tallied the overtime game-winning goal for the Blues in their 3-2 triumph against the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Oshie was pretty much invisible for the early portion of the season, but he’s come alive lately. Of his five goals and 12 points, six have come over the last four games. He’s fine as a secondary scorer in fantasy leagues, but don’t expect him to carry your team. Kevin Shattenkirk recorded a goal and an assist, while Alex Pietrangelo notched the other.
Dec 14 - 1:09 AM

Jake Allen set aside 23 shots in the Blues’ 3-2 overtime win versus the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Allen gave up a goal in the first and second periods. The 24-year-old might eventually turn into a reliable number-one goalie, however he’s clearly not there just yet. He’s lucky he plays for one of the best teams in the NHL. Allen has a 2.50 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
Dec 14 - 1:08 AM

Jake Allen is getting the start between the pipes Saturday night.

With Martin Brodeur breathing over him, Allen has struggled lately. He’s given up three or more goals in his last three appearances. Allen has a 2.54 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
Dec 13 - 9:49 PM

If you are one of those fantasy owners who believe NHLers play better on their birthday, then make sure you have Vladimir Tarasenko active on Saturday.

Tarasenko, who turns 23 Saturday, doesn't need the birthday push to succeed. He has been terrorizing NHL goalies all season. All the same, he migh have a little extra jump against the Avs' Saturday night.
Dec 13 - 2:26 PM


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