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  • Carl Gunnarsson: Calls it a career

    Gunnarsson (knee) announced Wednesday that he is retiring from professional hockey.

    Gunnarsson was limited to just 12 games this season due to a knee injury, which almost certainly factored into his decision to hang up his skates. Over the course of his 12-year career, the blueliner reached the 20-point mark just once back in 2010-11, when he was with Toronto. In all, the 2007 seventh-round pick logged 629 games for the Leafs and Blues, in which he registered 30 goals and 108 assists. Gunnarson added another seven points in 68 playoff appearances and lifted Lord Stanley's Cup back in 2019 with St. Louis.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Out for season

    Gunnarsson (right knee) will miss the rest of the 2020-21 season.

    Gunnarsson suffered a right knee during Monday's 3-0 loss to the Kings, and he was subsequently placed on injured reserve Tuesday before being ruled out for the season. The 34-year-old likely will land on long-term IR eventually, saving $1.75 million against the Blues' salary cap. Nevertheless, this is a major loss for the Blues, who are already struggling with injuries at forward and defense. Gunnarsson is a strong stay-at-home defenseman and veteran presence. He'll be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Lands on IR

    Gunnarsson (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    The Blues have yet to release an expected timetable for Gunnarsson's return, but he'll miss St. Louis' next four games at a minimum now that he's been placed on IR. The 34-year-old blueliner has tallied two helpers in 12 games this season.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Suffers injury Monday

    Gunnarsson suffered a lower-body injury Monday against the Kings and could be out long-term.

    After the game, head coach Craig Berube said that Gunnarsson would be out "a while" which is obviously not a great sign. He was on the ice for just over nine minutes Monday before the injury. The 34-year-old will be evaluated Tuesday.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Pockets assist

    Gunnarsson posted an assist and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

    Gunnarsson collected his second assist in seven games this season with the secondary helper on Justin Faulk's third-period tally. The 34-year-old Gunnarsson has added nine blocked shots, five hits and a plus-1 rating. He hasn't reached double-digit points since 2014-15, so Gunnarsson isn't likely to be viable in fantasy.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Skating with extras

    Gunnarsson (undisclosed) partnered with Jake Walman at Wednesday's scrimmage, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

    Gunnarsson is entering the final year of his contract, and it appears he won't be a nightly player for the Blues this year. Torey Krug, Marco Scandella, Justin Faulk, Vince Dunn and Colton Parayko are fixtures on the blue line, so Gunnarsson likely will rotate in with Bortuzzo in the shortened 56-game campaign.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Remains out Friday

    Gunnarsson (undisclosed) is not on the ice for warmups and isn't expected to play in Friday's Game 6 versus the Canucks, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Friday will be the second game Gunnarsson has missed with his undisclosed injury. Robert Bortuzzo is expected to remain in the lineup while Gunnarsson is out. If the Blues win, Gunnarsson's next chance to return will arrive Sunday for Game 7.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Out of action Wednesday

    Gunnarsson (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's Game 5 versus the Canucks, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

    It's unclear if Gunnarsson is injured or being given rest, but his absence from warmups ahead of Game 5 would suggest the former. Robert Bortuzzo enters the lineup on the third pairing, while Justin Faulk will take Gunnarsson's usual spot alongside Alex Pietrangelo.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Records helper

    Gunnarsson produced an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canucks in Game 3.

    Gunnarsson picked up the secondary helper on Brayden Schenn's game-winning goal in overtime. The assist was Gunnarsson's first point in five outings. He's added a plus-2 rating, four blocked shots and four hits in the playoffs.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Two blocks in return

    Gunnarsson (undisclosed) had two blocked shots and a shot on goal in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Stars in the round robin.

    Gunnarsson's absence was never clearly defined as an injury or just for rest purposes. The defensively-oriented blueliner had four PIM, three blocked shots and two hits during the round robin. While he typically sees top-pairing usage for the Blues, Gunnarsson doesn't score enough to make an impact in most fantasy formats.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Projected to play

    Gunnarsson (undisclosed) is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's round-robin finale against the Stars, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

    Gunnarsson got the night off Thursday against Vegas, but he'll draw back into the lineup for St. Louis' final round-robin match. The 33-year-old blueliner is expected to skate with Alex Pietrangelo on the Blues' top pairing Sunday.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Sitting out Thursday

    Gunnarsson (undisclosed) won't play Thursday against the Golden Knights, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

    The Blues have yet to release any details regarding the reason for Gunnarsson's absence, but it's possible he's simply getting a night off to allow Robert Bortuzzo to see some action during the round-robin round. Either way, Gunnarsson's absence shouldn't raise any alarms in the fantasy world, as he's only totaled 14 points in 61 regular-season games over the past two campaigns.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Helpers in consecutive outings

    Gunnarsson registered an assist, three shots on goal and three blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Devils.

    Gunnarsson set up Ivan Barbashev's opening tally at 9:21 of the second period. The Swedish blueliner has helpers in consecutive games for the first time this season, and seven points in 27 contests overall. That matches his production from last year -- he hasn't reached double-digits since 2014-15, his first year with the Blues when he had 12 points in 61 outings. Gunnarsson has added 36 blocks, 26 hits and a plus-5 rating in 2019-20.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Notches sixth point

    Gunnarsson posted an assist, two shots on net and a hit in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Predators.

    Gunnarsson has been able to stick in the lineup since returning from an arm injury, and he's averaging 17:07 of ice time per game in February. He won't carry much fantasy value, as he's registered just six points, 17 shots on net and 33 blocked shots through 26 games this year.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Scores second goal of year

    Gunnarsson scored a goal on his lone shot and registered a pair of hits in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Winnipeg.

    Gunnarsson scored on a harmless-looking point shot in the second period, tying the game at 2-2. It was just the second goal of the year for the 33-year-old, who has five points in his 22 games. Gunnarsson is a depth player for the Blues who does not offer any fantasy upside.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Slots back in Tuesday

    Gunnarsson logged 16:14 and dished out a hit in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Hurricanes.

    Gunnarsson was a healthy scratch in two of five games leading up to this contest, but he worked on the top pairing in this contest with penalty-kill duties, too. The 33-year-old has four points over 21 games, and his fantasy value is negligible at this point.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Lifted from IR

    Gunnarsson (arm) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday.

    In a corresponding move, the team placed Colton Parayko (upper body) on IR. Gunnarsson was healthy for Monday's win over the Ducks, but coach Craig Berube kept him out of the lineup since Niko Mikkola was playing well. Therefore, Gunnarsson's activation doesn't guarantee that he'll play Wednesday versus the Flyers.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Healthy, but not playing

    Coach Craig Berube said Gunnarsson (arm) is healthy but won't play in Monday's game versus the Ducks, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

    Gunnarsson resides on injured reserve still, as the Blues want to keep Niko Mikkola in the lineup. It's unclear how long the team will wait before reinserting Gunnarsson into the lineup, but fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned, as the 33-year-old hasn't recorded double-digit points since the 2014-15 campaign.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Still sidelined

    Gunnarsson (arm) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Buffalo.

    Gunnarsson, who's been sidelined since Dec. 12 with an arm injury, is considered healthy enough to play, but he'll need some time to get back into game shape before rejoining the lineup. He'll need to be activated off injured reserve before returning to action, so another update on his status should surface once that occurs.

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  • Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Won't play Tuesday

    Gunnarsson (arm) will remain sidelined against San Jose on Tuesday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

    According to coach Craig Berube, Gunnarsson might be healthy enough to play but needs some more practice time before getting back into the lineup. With the defenseman sidelined along with Colton Parayko (upper body), youngster Niko Mikkola will make his NHL debut in Tuesday's tilt. The Blues will have another practice session Wednesday, which opens the door for Gunnarsson to return to action versus Buffalo on Thursday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Orebro, Sweden
Age: 36
Experience: 12
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