Blais (suspension) had one shot on goal and logged 8:06 of ice time in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to San Jose.
Blais returned from a two-game suspension and was slotted on the left side of the Blues' fourth line. He received a team-low 12 shifts and didn't make much of a dent on the scoresheet. The 24-year-old had six goals and seven assists in 40 games last year and is strictly a bottom-six role player at this stage.
Blais has served his two-match ban and will be available against the Sharks on Wednesday.
Blais figures to jump into a fourth-line role over Kyle Clifford if he does get into Wednesday's contest, which means fantasy players shouldn't be expecting him to log much more than the 9:30 of ice time he recorded Opening Night against Colorado. The 24-year-old winger could be in and out of the lineup all year as a healthy scratch, making him a low-end fantasy option at best.
Blais was suspended two games Thursday for a hit to the head of Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews during Wednesday's opener.
Blais' hit came in the first period and earned him a minor penalty, while Toews was able to continue playing in the contest. The 24-year-old Blais will miss Friday's game against the Avalanche and Monday's contest versus the Sharks before returning Wednesday in the second game against the Sharks.
Blais will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Colorado's Devon Toews.
Toews was able to return to Wednesday's game after being checked for a concussion, which could help Blais avoid a suspension. The league should release an announcement regarding any supplementary discipline for Blais ahead of Friday night's game against the Avalanche.
Blais had an assist, two PIM and three hits in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canucks in Game 5.
Blais set up Ryan O'Reilly for a goal at 19:31 of the first period, giving the Blues the first lead of the game. The 24-year-old Blais has produced a goal and three helpers in seven postseason outings. He's added 22 hits, 12 PIM and a plus-1 rating.
Blais produced an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canucks in Game 3.
Blais has a point in each of his last three games, although he did miss a contest due to injury during that. That three-game streak (one goal, two helpers) accounts for all of his offense in five postseason outings. He's added a plus-3 rating, six PIM and 17 hits.
Blais scored a goal and dished out four hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 2.
Blais missed one game with an undisclosed injury, but he was able to make his mark in Friday's contest. The winger is up to two points and 15 hits through four postseason appearances. He will likely continue to operate in a third-line role.
Blais (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Friday's Game 2 versus Vancouver, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Blais missed Wednesday's Game 1 against the Canucks with an undisclosed injury, but he'll return to a bottom-six role for Friday's contest. The 24-year-old winger picked up an assist and registered 11 hits during the Blues' three round-robin contests.
Blais (undisclosed) was on the ice for Friday's game-day skate, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
It's unclear what this means for Blais' availability against the Canucks for Game 2 on Friday, so fantasy players should probably consider him a game-time call at best. If the winger does suit up, he'll no doubt be eager to break out of his 19-game goal drought dating back to Feb. 4 versus Carolina.
Blais (undisclosed) did not take pregame warmups and will not play in Wednesday's Game 1 versus the Canucks, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Blais sustained an injury in the second period of Sunday's round-robin finale versus the Stars, and it will end up costing the winger some game time. Oskar Sundqvist moves up to the third line and Troy Brouwer enters the lineup Wednesday to cover for Blais' absence.
Blais (undisclosed) did not skate at practice Monday and "could be missing for a bit," Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Head coach Craig Berube also mentioned that Blais would try to skate Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 against Vancouver, but it doesn't sound promising. The 24-year-old tallied one assist and averaged 10:32 of ice time in three round-robin games.
Blais (undisclosed) will be evaluated for an injury he suffered in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Stars, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Blais sustained the injury in the second period on a play where he also received a minor penalty for boarding. He was able to get back on the ice during the third period, but the young winger isn't out of the woods yet regarding the injury. If Blais is unavailable for the start of Round 1, Mackenzie MacEachern will likely enter the lineup.
Blais agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Blues on Wednesday that will net him $1.5 million annually.
Blais was set to be a restricted free agent after the 2019-20 season, but the hiatus has allowed him and the Blues to work through contract talks before it reached that point. The third-year pro is having a breakout campaign of sorts, supplying 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in addition to bringing some thump to the lineup with 155 hits over 40 games. The new deal should keep him in St. Louis through at least the 2021-22 season.
Blais recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Blais had the secondary helper on Zach Sanford's second-period tally, which stood as the game-winner. In his last three games, Blais has recorded two assists. The 23-year-old winger has 13 points, 155 hits and 56 shots in 40 contests this season. Outside of strong physical play, Blais doesn't add much for fantasy owners.
Blais will play in Saturday's game versus the Stars, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Blais was a healthy scratch for Thursday's game versus the Islanders, and head coach Craig Berube said he wanted the 23-year-old winger to elevate his game. He'll be back in the fold against the divisional opponent, and with a fourth-line deployment on tap, he'll likely continue to be a physical presence. He already has a team-high 131 hits through just 34 games.
Blais (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's game against the Islanders, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Blais is believed to be dealing with a lingering injury. With the 23-year-old's absence from the lineup, head coach Craig Berube will roll with 11 forwards and seven defensemen -- Robert Bortuzzo will enter the lineup in Blais' place.
Blais posted three hits and two shots on net across 8:46 in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Blackhawks.
Blais showcased his offensive upside over the first two months before undergoing wrist surgery in November, and he's been eased into action since returning to the lineup. Zach Sanford's emergence and Vladimir Tarsenko's (shoulder) eventual return will likely keep Blais in the bottom six going forward, but the 23-year-old is comfortable in that role as well. Blais has racked up a team-high 131 hits over just 34 games.
Blais posted an assist and four hits in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Devils.
Blais set up Ivan Barbashev in the third period for the latter's second tally of the contest. The 23-year-old Blais has managed 11 points and 116 hits through 30 contests this year. While the physicality is a plus, the Canadian winger has just three points in the last 10 games, which will likely keep him off the fantasy radar.
Blais posted a shot on net, two hits and a minus-1 rating in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Predators.
Blais was much more productive in the first game of the home-and-home series, as he recorded an assist and five hits Saturday. The 23-year-old was quite productive prior to suffering a wrist injury, but he's struggled lately with just two points over nine games. However, he continues to be a physical force with 43 hits in that stretch.
Blais netted a goal on two shots, dished four hits and added two PIM in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Hurricanes.
Blais' goal was his first point in four games since returning from a wrist injury. He had gone nine straight outings without a point. The physical winger is up to nine points, 86 hits, 33 shots and 12 PIM through 24 contests.
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