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Playoff Flurries: Hammond time and a Capitals win

Another injury will slow down the Avalanche, while the Capitals evened up their own series The Colorado Avalanche, if (and, if we’re being honest, likely when) they lose their first-round series to the Nashville Predators, will be able to take some solace in how their year played out. The playoffs, in and of themselves, were already a huge step forward. The Avalanche managed to snag the final playoff spot over the St. Louis Blues to boot, and they did it all despite dealing with both regular season injuries and the trade of a top offensive player early on in the year. Beyond that,...

St. Louis Game Time

Blues End of Season Review: Kyle Brodziak

The St. Louis Blues don’t deserve Kyle Brodziak. In a disappointing season, this gingered fourth line assassin stood out for his ability to do whatever the team needed. He shut down other opponents, attacked the net, played on a higher line if it was necessary, and produced. Yeah, the fourth line endured. When Ryan Reaves was traded last summer, some suspected the energy line wouldn’t be as effective. The grit remained intact largely due to Brodziak, who weathered different linemates when his partner in crime, Scotty Upshall, suffered a couple injuries this season, the latter of which...

For Blues' Tarasenko, playoff failure hurts as much as bum shoulder

He will undergo surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder Wednesday in St. Louis.

Last Word on Hockey

St. Louis Blues Forward Vladimir Tarasenko Dislocates Shoulder

The St. Louis Blues announced today that forward Vladimir Tarasenko dislocated his left shoulder in the season finale against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday evening. The Blues playoff hopes ended with a 5-2 loss in the game. He is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. He is hopeful that he will be back for the start of the 2018-19 season. Tarasenko says he has a dislocated shoulder. Surgery planned for tomorrow in St. Louis. Expects to be back for the start of the season. #stlblues — Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) April 10, 2018 Here's the reason why Tarasenko was shaken up coming...

SportsDay

Will Miro Heiskanen be the player that gets the Stars back into the Stanley Cup conversation?

Mike Heika, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:The central looked dominate this year. Nashville and Winnipeg had 50 plus wins. Minnesota had another 100 point season. The Blues had more points than Stars even with losing Stastny and sustaining injuries most of the year. The Avalanche came from last place with losing a superstar and had less talent and still got into playoffs. The only team that did worse than the Stars were the Hawks, whose cap issues caught up to them, looking...

Last Word on Hockey

The St. Louis Blues Need Changes to Become Contenders

It has been a little over 24 hours since the St. Louis Blues season ended with a 5-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.  The heartbreak has not gone away, not even some of it. Through the injuries, losing streaks and bad calls, this was a painful season to watch. This Blues team was too tired to even make the playoffs, yet alone a deep playoff run. I want to take an in-depth look at some of the Blues’ biggest problems this season and how they can be fixed for better seasons to come. The St. Louis Blues Need Changes to Become Contenders Changes in Goaltending The Blues goaltending was the most...

Sportsnet.ca

Blues’ Tarasenko suffers upper-body injury vs. Avalanche

Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko left Saturday’s must-win game against the Avalanche with an upper-body injury.

Blues fall behind 1-0; Tarasenko misses most of first period with injury

Team needs at least a tie in regulation to get Western Conference wild card spot

Sportsnet.ca

Blues’ Gunnarsson out 6 months to heal torn ACL

St. Louis Blues defenceman Carl Gunnarsson will miss at least six months on the ice after surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.

CBC News

Torn ACL to sideline Blues' Carl Gunnarsson at least 6 months

St. Louis Blues defenceman Carl Gunnarsson will miss at least six months on the ice after surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. The former Toronto Maple Leaf had five goals and nine points in 63 games this season.

Second City Hockey

Toews out for Wednesday’s game at St. Louis

He had been on track to return to action for the April 4 game. The Captain won’t be returning to action after all. On Tuesday, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told reporters that Jonathan Toews had not been cleared from his upper-body injury and would not be taking the ice when the Hawks face the St. Louis Blues on the road Wednesday night. Toews won't play tomorrow. Quenneville said he wasn't cleared yet. Berube will start in net.— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) April 3, 2018 Just 24 hours earlier, Quenneville told the media that Toews was expected to play in the game,...

Last Word on Hockey

St. Louis Blues Scottie Upshall to Miss the Rest of the Season

St. Louis Blues forward Scottie Upshall is slotted to miss the remainder of the year with a lacerated kidney. The injury was believed to come from a hit Upshall took during Friday's game against the Arizona Coyotes. Luke Schenn, brother of Blues star center Brayden Schenn, delivered a fairly hard hit on Upshall during the second period. Upshall struggled to get up and the team enforcer, Chris Thorburn, stepped in to defend him. While Thorburn was decisively beating Schenn in a fight, Colton Parayko was helping Upshall off the ice. Scottie Upshall to Miss the Rest of the Year Sources haven't...

Second City Hockey

Jonathan Toews expected to play Wednesday at St. Louis

The Captain is back! Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has missed the last five games with the mysterious “upper-body injury,” allegedly suffered in a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on March 20 that was his last outing. But when the Hawks face the St. Louis Blues on the road on Wednesday night, Toews is expected to be back in the lineup, as coach Joel Quenneville told the media after Monday’s practice. Jonathan Toews should play Wednesday. John Hayden likely will not.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) April 2, 2018 Hayden has been out with an upper-body injury since...

St. Louis Game Time

Carl Gunnarsson’s ACL Injury: Prevention, prevalence, and treatment

When it comes to the St. Louis Blues and their fans, ACL injuries are a sore subject. Mention anterior cruciate ligament around here and you may get slapped with a toasted ravioli. Before defenseman Carl Gunnarson tore his ACL against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night at Scottrade Center, there were two words associated with Blues fans and this particular part of the knee: Robby Fabbri. The 21 year old center hurt it during the 2016-17 season and missed the majority of the season. Then, in late September, Fabbri re-injured the same surgically repaired left knee. You’d have to look...

Once again, Allen has risen from the ashes

Blues goalie has shined since Hutton was sidelined with neck injury.

Last Word on Hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets Nick Foligno Injured

The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that captain Nick Foligno is expected to miss two-to-four weeks because of a lower-body injury. The left winger suffered this lower-body injury on March 24th in a game against the St. Louis Blues. #CBJ announce Monday roster move:https://t.co/3O3OZ7eHkQ — Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 26, 2018 Nick Foligno Injured The injury to the captain will be a big one for the Jackets, both in the room and on the ice. So far this season, he scored 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 points. He also added 50 minutes in penalties. His possession...

Union and Blue

Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno Out for Regular Season

The captain for the Columbus Blue Jackets will be out for the rest of the regular season and maybe the first round of the playoffs. Late in the Columbus Blue Jackets loss to the St. Louis Blues, Nick Foligno suffered a lower body injury that will have him on the sidelines for two to four […] Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno Out for Regular Season - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Gunnarsson's injury leaves Blues thin on defense

Jordan Schmaltz steps into the lineup with Gunnarsson out for the year with knee injury.

This is why the St. Louis Blues are the best team in the West

Kelly Chase joins David Amber on Hockey Central to talk about the success of the St. Louis Blues despite injuries and gives credit to the players accepting roles.