• Blues' Paajarvi Signs One-Year Deal

    News: Magnus Paajarvi signed a one-year (one-way), $700,000 contract with the Blues on Wednesday.
    Analysis: A former top-10 draft pick in 2009, Magnus Paajarvi has largely failed to find his niche in St. Louis since arriving in St. Louis in a July 2013 trade with Edmonton. The 24-year-old saw action in only 10 games with the Blues in 2014-15, but did provide 11 goals and 29 points in 36 contests for AHL Chicago.
  • Blues' Paajarvi Clears Waivers

    News: Magnus Paajarvi has cleared waivers, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
    Analysis: Magnus Paajarvi, who has appeared in just 10 games this season, will report to AHL Chicago. If injuries strike the NHL roster later in the season, Paajarvi could get another shot with the big club.
  • Blues Waive Paajarvi

    News: Magnus Paajarvi was waived by the Blues on Monday, TSN.ca reports.
    Analysis: Magnus Paajarvi had served as a healthy scratch for the Blues throughout most of the season, appearing in just 10 games. The team's ample depth at forward might have resulted in minimal opportunities for Paajarvi, but a squad with lesser talent on the wing could deem him worthy of a regular lineup spot. In the event he goes unclaimed on waivers, Paajarvi would likely report to AHL Chicago.
  • Blues' Paajarvi To Make Season Debut

    News: Magnus Paajarvi will draw into the lineup Sunday in place of injured Paul Stastny, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
    Analysis: The former first round pick has fallen out of favour in St. Louis with the arrival of some new faces this year. He will have a chance to make a good impression in his debut, but will likely be limited to fourth line duty.
  • Blues' Paajarvi Does Not Have Role Set

    News: Magnus Paajarvi would likely slot onto the fourth line if he makes the club, according to Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Coach Ken Hitchcock said his performance at training camp "started well and then leveled off." The Blues are expected to trim their roster on Sunday.
    Analysis: The speculation about whether Magnus Paajarvi would even make the Blues is a bit surprising, but the former tenth overall pick in the 2009 draft has not developed into an impact player. His speed is an asset that could keep him on the roster, but the Blues have brought in a number of promising new forwards who have clearly leapt over Paajarvi in the pecking order.
  • Blues' Paajarvi To Sit Out Tuesday

    News: Magnus Paajarvi will not dress Tuesday when the Blues host the Capitals at Scottrade Center, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He will be a healthy scratch for the second time in five games.
    Analysis: After registering just two shots and a minus-2 rating while averaging 11:15 in ice time over the last four games, Magnus Paajarvi will yet again take a seat while Alex Steen draws back in from injury. The 22-year-old Swede has disappointingly mustered just six goals, six assists and 56 shots in 52 games in his fourth NHL season -- his worst to date. That being the case, it's no surprise to see him banished to the press box as the Blues look to end a two-game skid and lock up the West's top seed going into the playoffs.
  • Blues Paajarvi Back In Lineup Following Benching

    News: Magnus Paajarvi was back in the lineup Tuesday against the Flyers after sitting out the previous game as a healthy scratch.
    Analysis: Magnus Paajarvi was reunited on a line with Patrik Berglund and Steve Ott, finishing the game with zero points, two hits and a blocked shot. He remains a modest contributor for the Blues this year, with just 12 points in 49 games for the season to date.
  • Blues' Paajarvi Healthy Scratch Saturday

    News: Coach Ken Hitchcock has elected to make Magnus Paajarvi a healthy scratch Saturday when the Blues host the Stars, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
    Analysis: The 22-year-old Swede will be replaced by Chris Porter on the fourth line, as Hitchcock looks to infuse more toughness into the bottom of the Blues' lineup. Although Magnus Paajarvi has skated in all four games since returning from an upper-body injury and in 48 total games this season, he has managed just 12 points and a minus-3 rating on a Blues team that sits third overall in that category. He's got a long way to go to prove he was worth the 10th-overall pick in 2009.
  • Blues' Paajarvi Ready To Go

    News: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said Friday that Magnus Paajarvi (upper body) looks good and is ready to go.
    Analysis: Despite being able to take part in Wednesday's morning skate, Magnus Paajarvi was held out against Chicago, but it sounds like he'll be back Saturday to take on the Flyers. In six games so far this month, Paajarvi has two goals, two assists and a plus-3 rating.
  • Blues' Paajarvi Out Wednesday

    News: Magnus Paajarvi (upper body) will not play Wednesday vs. the Blackhawks, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
    Analysis: Though he won't be in Wednesday's lineup, Magnus Paajarvi did take part in the morning skate and appears close to a return. He'll probably increase his involvement in practices over the coming days.