• Returns to action

    News: Barret Jackman (elbow) returned to the ice Tuesday, recording a goal in 13:14 of ice time in a loss to the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: Barret Jackman was dealing with a minor elbow injury that he sustained earlier in training camp but he appears to have put that behind him based on his output Tuesday. He's a veteran defenseman who has recorded 15 points in each of the last two seasons.
  • Preds Sign Jackman To Two-Year Deal

    News: Barret Jackman signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Predators on Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
    Analysis: After 12 years in St. Louis, Barret Jackman will join another franchise for the first time in his career. As was the case during his final few seasons with the Blues, Jackman will be suiting up for one of the league's deeper defensemen ranks, as he'll join a Predators roster that includes All-Stars Shea Weber and Roman Josi and promising youngsters Ryan Ellis and Seth Jones. Those four players figure to shoulder most of the offensive burden from the blue line, leaving Jackman to do what he does best -- agitating opposing forwards and providing sound decision-making in front of his own net.
  • Blues' Jackman Likely A Scratch

    News: Barret Jackman will likely be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the , Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Robert Bortuzzo was surprisingly paired with Petteri Lindbohm on the third line at Tuesday's morning skate, indicating that Barret Jackman will miss a game for the first time this season. It may just be that the Blues want their 34-year-old blueliner to get a rest.
  • Blues' Jackman Picks up Assist In Loss

    News: Barret Jackman picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins. He was minus-1, took one shot, and registered two hits and a blocked shot in the contest.
    Analysis: This was Barret Jackman's first point in over a month. He contributes value with his defensive play, especially blocked shots where he ranks right around 50th in the NHL.
  • Jackman's Two Points Help Blues Tuesday

    News: Barret Jackman collected a pair of assists in Tuesday's win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: He's not known as an offensive contributor, but for what it's worth, Barret Jackman's 12 points in 43 games put him on pace to hit 20 for the first time since the 2008-09 season. His fantasy value, such as it is, stems from his contributions in PIM and blocked shots.
  • Blues' Jackman Gets Assist, 5 PIM In Win

    News: Barret Jackman recorded an assist and five PIM in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes.
    Analysis: It's the first point since the middle of December for the 33-year-old, a drought that isn't all that atypical. Barret Jackman's standing as a third-pairing defender primarily tasked with keeping his goalie clean won't present many scoring opportunities.
  • Blues' Jackman Pots First

    News: Barret Jackman scored his first goal of the year Thursday, a first-period tally in a 6-3 win over the Islanders. He added an assist and went plus-3 with three shots on goal, two blocks and a hit over just 15:42 of ice time.
    Analysis: Barret Jackman's not known for his offense, but he has a three-game point streak going currently and is plus-7 in that span. As the 33-year-old sees intermittent ice time and has historically lacked in offensive production, he retains fairly minimal fantasy value even in leagues that count defensive stats like hits and blocked shots, where he provides solid, but non-elite production.
  • Blues' Jackman Will Play Saturday

    News: Barret Jackman (lower body) will play Saturday against the Wild.
    Analysis: Barret Jackman was in danger of sitting out Saturday after being injured in Friday's game, but it appears he will be available for his regular role.
  • Blues' Jackman Dealing With Lower-Body Injury

    News: Barret Jackman suffered a lower-body injury during Friday's game but will travel on the Blues' upcoming road trip, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: It's not clear if Barret Jackman will be able to play Saturday after picking up the injury the night before, but it does not appear he is facing a long-term absence.
  • Blues' Jackman Picks up Assist In Win

    News: Barret Jackman had an assist Tuesday in a 6-1 win over Buffalo. He was plus- and had one hit in 14:10 of ice time.
    Analysis: Barret Jackman now has four assists (all coming in his last six games) and is plus-5 on the season. He is well ahead of his scoring pace for the past few seasons and his solid defensive play could help owners in deep leagues.