Maroon (undisclosed) will make his preseason debut Saturday against Nashville, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Maroon was supposed to make his debut Wednesday against Carolina, but ended up "tweaking" something during warmups and sitting out the contest as a precaution. The big-bodied winger, who notched 10 goals and 28 points in 74 games with St. Louis last campaign, is expected to take on a bottom-six role for the Lightning in 2019-20.
Maroon was absent from Wednesday's preseason lineup after tweaking something during pregame warmups, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. His issue is not considered serious.
With a pair of weeks remaining before regular-season play opens, it sounds as though Maroon should be ready by the time Opening Night rolls around. Still, it's worth monitoring his status until he's officially back in action.
Maroon signed a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Lightning on Saturday.
Maroon took a discounted one-year deal to sign with his hometown Blues last season, and he'll join another contender this season fresh off the Stanley Cup victory. The 31-year-old had 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) in 74 games last season while laying out 135 hits.
Maroon is still an unrestricted free agent as of Aug. 11.
Maroon accepted a hefty discount in order to play for his hometown team last season, signing a one-year contract worth $1.75 million with the Blues. Although the season started out bumpy, Maroon was a solid contributor with 28 points in 74 games, and his legacy was cemented with a Game 7, double-overtime goal against the Stars in the second round of playoffs. The Blues have spent their offseason signing younger talents such as Jordan Binnington, Oskar Sundqvist and Joel Edmundson, so the cap space is dried up. It appears Maroon will have to leave St. Louis for his next contract unless he's willing to take another enormous discount.
Maroon dished a power-play assist and two hits in Friday's 2-1 win over the Sharks in Game 4.
Maroon has been strong since Game 7 of the second round, with a goal and three helpers in his last five games. During that span, he's added 13 hits and a plus-2 rating. Two of his assists have come on the man advantage, as the third-line winger has found ways to contribute valuable depth scoring.
Maroon registered a power-play assist and six hits in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks in Game 3.
Maroon is up to six points in 16 playoff contests, adding 39 hits and 23 shots on goal. Entering Wednesday's game, he only average 13:00 per game while skating on the third line, but he has seen 1:21 per game on the man advantage as well.
Maroon posted an assist and two hits in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Maroon hasn't torn up the scoresheet with five points in 14 postseason games, but he's also racked up 32 hits. He may have more confidence after scoring the series-clinching goal against the Stars in the second round. Going up against a more generous Sharks defense that has allowed 3.07 goals per game could also help the 31-year-old winger round out his stat line.
Maroon scored the game-winning goal during Tuesday's 2-1 double-overtime victory over the Stars in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals.
It was hardly the prettiest goal -- Maroon tapped home the puck after it fell into the crease off Ben Bishop's back -- but it counts just the same. The St. Louis native has only three goals and four points through 13 playoff games, but two of the tallies have been game-winners.
Maroon scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Friday's 4-3 win over the Jets for Game 2 of their first-round series.
Maroon has a goal and an assist through the first two games of the series. He ended the regular season with 28 points and 135 hits over 74 appearances, and that physical edge could make him a viable option in some DFS formats throughout the postseason run.
Maroon registered an assist and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's win over the Devils.
Maroon dished a pass to Robert Thomas, who did the rest of the work. As Maroon screened goalie Cory Schneider, Thomas maneuvered through opponents and sent a backhand shot into the back of the net. Maroon definitely struggled to begin the season with the Blues, but he's found home on the third line with Thomas and Tyler Bozak, registering 10 points in the last 15 games.
Maroon scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Penguins.
It's his first multi-point performance since Oct. 6, the second game of the season. Maroon's first campaign with the Blues has mostly been a disappointment, and the veteran winger has only six goals and 21 points through 63 games, numbers well off his usual modest pace.
Maroon appeared to injure his leg after crashing into the boards during Monday's practice, but coach Craig Berube said he was okay afterwards, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
According to Berube, Maroon should be in the lineup Tuesday against Arizona unless the injury he suffered Monday starts to get worse. His absence would have been another critical blow to a Blues forward group that's already without Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body).
Maroon has picked a goal and five assists in 25 games since the start of 2019.
Maroon did have an assist in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes, but his production has suffered with St. Louis. He has 17 points in 56 contests this year, after recording consecutive 40-point campaigns in the previous two years. He does have 106 hits this season, but it's a small consolation to fantasy owners.
Maroon produced a secondary assist as well as a plus-2 rating and four hits in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Jumping up to the top line to compensate for David Perron being scratched with an upper-body injury, Maroon saw a season high in ice time at 19:26. The Blues actually have two games to play before the All-Star break, and depending on the severity of Perron's injury, Maroon could be a sneaky good fantasy option if he gets to continue playing alongside Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Maroon scored a goal in Tuesday's win over the Oilers.
Maroon broke his nine-game pointless streak in odd fashion. Robert Thomas maneuvered into the zone and fired a shot on Cam Talbot, who appeared to make the save. However, the puck came loose from under his pad and Maroon eventually knocked it in. The play went under a lengthy video review to see if it crossed the line, and it was ultimately determined as a goal. Maroon now has two goals and nine points in 26 games.
Maroon scored a power-play goal, dished out three hits and recorded a minus-3 rating in Saturday's loss to the Jets.
It took 16 games, but Maroon finally lit the lamp in his hometown while wearing blue and yellow. Maroon's even-strength play needs work, as seven of his eight points have come on the power play and he sports a minus-11 rating. It's tough to believe this is the same player that racked up 27 goals for the Oilers two years back, but that was on a line with Connor McDavid and he hasn't had that luxury this season.
Maroon (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Friday.
The Blues placed Jaden Schwartz (upper body) on injured reserve in a corresponding move, so the Notes will hardly be at full strength from a health standpoint leading up to Friday's home game against the Predators. At any rate, Maroon -- with seven helpers counting as his point total over 14 games -- will be available to fantasy owners on a 15-game whopper of a daily slate.
Maroon (upper body) is trending toward being available either Friday or Saturday against Nashville or Winnipeg, respectively.
While the news effectively rules Maroon out for the next two games, it's certainly a step in the right direction to have a more definitive (albeit loose) timeline. The St. Louis native will be looking for his first goal of the 2018-19 campaign once given the all-clear and will likely bump Zachary Sanford from the lineup once activated off injured reserve.
Maroon (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Maroon had already been ruled out of the Blues' next two games when it was announced that he would return to St. Louis for further treatment Thursday, but he'll now miss at least two more contests, as he won't be eligible to be activated off IR until next Friday's game against the Predators. A more definite timetable for Maroon's return to action should be established once he's able to return to practice with his teammates.
Maroon has returned to St. Louis to undergo treatment for an upper-body injury and won't be available for Friday's game against Vegas or Saturday's game against the Sharks.
It isn't clear when Maroon suffered his upper-body injury, but his return to St. Louis indicates he could be facing a long-term absence. Another update on the hard-nosed winger's condition should be released ahead of Monday's matchup with the Kings.
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