Sanford was given a qualifying offer by St. Louis on Tuesday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Sanford was one of the heros in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, scoring his first career playoff goal in the 4-1 win. His deal will be worth $782,500 at both the NHL and AHL level, but he showed in the postseason he could be ready for full-time action with the big club.
Sanford scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Bruins in Game 7. Sanford's first postseason goal came in his 12th playoff appearance, as he provided an insurance tally late in the third period. Sanford finished this postseason run with a goal and three helpers to go with 18 hits in eight games, only being held off the scoresheet once in his five appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Sanford recorded an assist and three hits in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Bruins in Game 5. Sanford has been a productive forward since entering the lineup in Game 3, recording one assist in each of his last three games. The winger has found a home alongside Ryan O'Reilly -- who he assisted for the opening goal -- and David Perron on the Blues' second line. Sanford will likely stay in the lineup at this point regardless of whether Robert Thomas (undisclosed) returns for Sunday's Game 6.
Sanford registered an assist and two hits in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Sanford made his first appearance since Game 3 of the first round versus the Jets, as the winger had found himself in the press box for the last 18 games. The helper is the 24-year-old's first career postseason point. It's expected Sanford will give way in the lineup when Oskar Sundqvist returns from suspension Monday for Game 4.
Sanford potted a goal and added an assist in Monday's win over the Golden Knights. Sanford picked off a pass from Malcolm Subban and found Ivan Barbashev, who quickly snapped the puck top shelf. The 24-year-old added a goal of his own in unusual fashion, as he was falling over and a rebound bounced off his neck and into the net to mark his eighth goal and 20th point of the season.
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