Gunnarsson (upper body) will be in the lineup Saturday against the Canucks, NHL.com reports. The rearguard will slot back into the Blues' lineup after a brief one-game absence due to injury. The fantasy implications of Gunnarsson suiting back up are about as insignificant as they come, as he's only managed five points through 16:49 of average ice time in 31 contests this season. Nonetheless, he'll be back on the team's second D-pairing opposite Colton Parayko out in British Columbia on Saturday.
Gunnarson (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Oilers, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The 31-year-old blueliner has only notched three goals and five points in 31 games this campaign, so his absence shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups. With Gunnarsson unavailable, Jordan Schmaltz will draw into the lineup against Edmonton.
Gunnarsson (leg) said that he'll suit up against the Jets on Saturday evening, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The stay-at-home defenseman has been solid this season, fashioning a plus-11 rating with five points and 45 blocked shots over 28 games. Gunnarsson will continue to be relied upon more heavily than normal since Alex Pietrangelo (foot) remains on injured reserve.
Gunnarsson left practice Friday after blocking a shot during a drill, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Coach Mike Yeo told reporters the team was optimistic Gunnarsson would be available versus Winnipeg on Saturday, but a final determination wouldn't be made until after the game-day skate. Considering the blueliner has just one assist in his last 15 appearances, fantasy owners probably won't feel his potential absence too heavily in all but the deepest of formats.
Gunnarsson didn't appear on the scoresheet in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota. Gunnarsson has now gone pointless over his last 10 games, but still has four points (three goals, one assist) on the season. The 31-year-old has been averaging 17:22 of ice time this year, but after being scratched for four straight games in late November, he's only averaged 11:52 of ice time over his last two.
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