• Leopold Gets 17 Minutes In Minnesota Debut

    News: Jordan Leopold had two shots on goals and four blocks in 17:19 of ice time in Tuesday's win over Ottawa.
    Analysis: Jordan Leopold was a minus-1 and spent much of his time on the ice in a defensive pairing with Christian Folin. Leopold didn't get any power play time in his first game with the Wild, however.
  • Jackets Send Leopold To Wild

    News: Jordan Leopold was traded to the Wild on Monday in exchange for defenseman Justin Falk and a 2015 fifth-round draft pick, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Though Marco Scandella (undisclosed) and Jared Spurgeon (suspected concussion) are projected to return to action in the coming days, Jordan Leopold provides some desirable insurance on the blue line for the Wild. There's a good chance Leopold could ultimately displace Christian Folin for a regular role on the Wild's third line, but don't expect him to carry much fantasy value in that assignment. Leopold, who had open the season in St. Louis before being dealt to Columbus in November, has just three points in 25 games.
  • Jackets' Leopold Sees Time At Left Wing Saturday

    News: Jordan Leopold played left wing on the fourth line during Saturday's loss to the Lightning.
    Analysis: Matt Calvert's sinus infection flared up and made him a late scratch, and the Blue Jackets were caught short of forwards after sending Josh Anderson back to AHL Springfield when Ryan Murray came off IR. Look for the club to deal one of their surplus defensemen such as Jordan Leopold, Dalton Prout or Cody Goloubef (all of whom would have to clear waivers to be sent down) once Murray proves he can handle a full workload.
  • Jackets' Leopold Pots One Tuesday

    News: Jordan Leopold scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.
    Analysis: After being held completely off the scoresheet in seven games with the Blues, Jordan Leopold has picked up a goal and an assist in five games since being traded to the Blue Jackets. He does have a 35-point season on his resume as recently as 2010-2011 with the Sabres, so if he keeps getting significant ice time in Columbus he might even be able to maintain that pace.
  • Blues Deal Leopold To Blue Jackets For Pick

    News: Jordan Leopold was traded to the Blue Jackets on Saturday in exchange for a 2016 fifth-round draft pick.
    Analysis: Jordan Leopold had been collecting dust as the Blues' seventh defenseman following Carl Gunnarsson's return from a hip injury, playing in none of the team's last seven games. He could see more regular duty with Columbus on their third pairing, but probably won't provide enough of offense to warrant much intrigue in the fantasy realm.
  • Blues' Leopold Prepared To Sit Tuesday

    News: Jordan Leopold is expected to be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Stars, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: With Carl Gunnarsson (hip) set to make his season debut Tuesday, it looks like Jordan Leopold could be relegated to seventh defenseman duties for the foreseeable future. Leopold had been playing regularly on the Blues' third pairing while Gunnarsson was out, logging no points while averaging 13:57 of ice time in his six games.
  • Blues' Leopold (Ankle) Back In Lineup

    News: Jordan Leopold (ankle) is expected to play Saturday against Colorado but miss Sunday's game against Chicago, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Jordan Leopold returned to the lineup Thursday against the Sabres after missing the previous 18 games, skating 16:44 with just a single shot on goal and no points. It looks like he will play Saturday against the Avs, but he is unlikely to play in back-to-back games following a high ankle sprain, so expect him to sit out Sunday's game against the Blackhawks.
  • Blues' Leopold To Enter Lineup Thursday

    News: Jordan Leopold (illness) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Sabres, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Jordan Leopold has missed 18 consecutive games due to some combination of an ankle injury, illness, and a healthy scratch, but he'll draw back in on the third pairing Wednesday. He's totaled six points in 24 games this season.
  • Blues' Leopold Won't Return This Week

    News: Jordan Leopold (flu) was one of four participants in the Blues' optional practice Monday, but won't play this week, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
    Analysis: Coach Ken Hitchcock effectively ruled the veteran defenseman out for at least the next three games against Toronto, Minnesota and Dallas. Hitchcock added that he "really liked the second and third pairs yesterday (against Pittsburgh), so I think you're going to see us spending more time looking at that. We really liked it a lot." The second and third pairs consist of Kevin Shattenkirk and Carlo Colaiacovo, along with Roman Polak and Barret Jackman, so as long as they're clicking, the 33-year-old journeyman will likely remain in the press box.
  • Blues' Leopold (Illness) Out Saturday

    News: Jordan Leopold (illness) will not play Saturday against the Flyers.
    Analysis: Jordan Leopold managed to return to practice on Friday after missing a few days with the flu, but still won't be ready for Saturday according to Blues coach Ken Hitchcock. He'll likely target a Sunday return against the Penguins.