Paajarvi (upper body) will return to the lineup Tuesday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Paajarvi has been out since mid-January with the upper-body injury, but the 24-year-old Swede's return to the lineup appears just around the corner. The team will need to officially activate him from the disabled list for the contest, but it's already been determined that he'll give it a go, so that will just come as a formality.
Paajarvi (upper body) will miss an extended amount of time, as his status is given as week-to-week, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Paajarvi seems to have suffered the injury Saturday against Los Angeles, but the team hasn't confirmed much about the whole situation. If Paul Stastny is ready to return from his upper-body injury Tuesday, he could fill Paajarvi's spot in the lineup. If not, expect veteran Scottie Upshall to see a solid run of games for the Blues.
Paajarvi was recalled to the Blues on Wednesday from AHL Chicago. In seven games for AHL Chicago, Paajarvi has four goals and seven points, which puts him tied for third on the team in points. He split his time between the NHL and AHL last season, scoring one point in 10 NHL games. The 24-year-old Swede has never really gained traction in the NHL, but is still young enough and has shown signs this season that he could make the jump to being a NHL contributor.
Magnus Paajarvi signed a one-year (one-way), $700,000 contract with the Blues on Wednesday.
Magnus Paajarvi has cleared waivers, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
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