Sundqvist wasn't issued a qualifying offer from St. Louis on Tuesday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
His failure to receive a qualifying offer means the Swede will become a free agent come July 1. Sundqvist enjoyed a career year in 2018-19, potting 14 goals and 31 points in 74 games with the Blues. The organization is loaded with young talent up front, which could be the reason they failed to retain Sundqvist. The 25-year-old will likely have a few suitors once he's officially a free agent.
Sundqvist failed to register a point in a 4-2 win over the Bruins on Monday in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Sundqvist missed Game 3 because of a suspension but returned Monday and logged the most minutes of any Blues forward (19:32). The 25-year-old, despite going pointless, made his presence felt all night long, dishing out four hits in the win. He currently sits at nine points (4G, 5A) through 22 postseason contests.
Sundqvist has served his one-game suspension and will return to the lineup for Monday's Game 4 against the Bruins.
The Blues will be happy to have Sundqvist back in their lineup Monday, as he's one of their best penalty killers, and the Bruins just racked up five power-play goals in Saturday's blowout 7-2 Game 3 victory. The 25-year-old Swede, who's notched four goals and nine points in 21 games this postseason, will likely center St. Louis' fourth line while at even strength during Game 4.
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Thursday that Sundqvist will be suspended for one game for boarding Boston's Matt Grzelcyk during Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Bruins.
Sundqvist leveled Grzelcyk from behind late in the first period, causing the Boston blueliner's face to violently smash into the glass. The hit didn't seem to originate from any malicious intent, but Grzelcyk was knocked out of the game. With Sundqvist facing a suspension for Game 3, Zachary Sanford may draw into the lineup for the first time since St. Louis' first-round matchup with Winnipeg.
Sundqvist will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for boarding Boston's Matt Grzelcyk during Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Bruins.
Sundqvist, who notched an assist while logging 15:24 of ice time in Game 2, leveled Grzelcyk from behind late in the first period, causing the Boston blueliner's face to violently smash into the glass. It didn't appear as though there was any malicious intent behind Sundqvist's hit, but he was assessed a minor penalty, and Grzelcyk was knocked out of the game, which will undoubtedly factor into the Department of Player Safety's ruling. If Sundqvist is issued a suspension for Game 3, Zachary Sanford may draw into the lineup for the first time since St. Louis' first-round matchup with Winnipeg.
Sundqvist notched an assist and six hits in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks in Game 6.
Sundqvist posted two goals and a helper with 24 hits and 12 shots on goal in the series. Through 19 playoff games, the Swedish center has eight points, 60 hits and 38 shots on goal as a potential budget option for DFS players during the Stanley Cup Finals.
Sundqvist tallied a goal with four shots and four hits in Sunday's Game 5 win over the Sharks.
It was his second goal of the series and fourth of the postseason. He's made his presence known a bit more than he did during the last series against the Stars where he notched just one assist in seven contests.
Sundqvist scored a goal on four shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Sharks in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
Sundqvist also delivered four hits and four blocked shots in the contests. Sundqvist has accumulated three goals and three helpers in 15 games during the playoffs, but his goal Monday was the first since Game 2 of the second round against the Jets. The fourth-line center should not be relied on for point production, but he has produced 45 hits.
Sundqvist scored on both of his shots and added two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-3 win over the Jets for Game 2 of their first-round series.
Sundqvist had a breakout campaign with 14 goals and 31 points in 74 appearances in the regular season, and he's upped his game so far in the postseason. He has three points in two contests against the Jets while holding down the second-line center role. He's worth a look as a DFS option for Sunday's Game 3, especially as the Blues will have the last change, which could provide the 25-year-old more favorable matchups.
Sundqvist dished out an assist in Monday's shootout win over the Avalanche.
Sundqvist received a pass from David Perron and sent it to the front of the net where a streaking Jaden Schwartz picked it up and knocked it home. The 25-year-old's 30 points through 71 games is an impressive milestone for his breakout campaign.
Sundqvist fired one shot on net in Monday's win over the Golden Knights.
Sundqvist's breakout season couldn't have been predicted with 14 goals and 29 points through 68 games after he posted just two goals and nine points in his first 70 NHL contests. His performance has bumped him up to the Blues' second line, which is quite an accomplishment considering he was a healthy scratch 40 times in 2018-19. The 25-year-old pivot has one goal over three games in this role.
Sundqvist scored the opening goal in a 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday.
He had a pair of shots on goal in the contest. Sundqvist has had a small breakout this year, with 24 points in 56 games easily surpassing his nine points over 70 contests in parts of three seasons. The 24-year-old remains behind Ryan O'Reilly and Tyler Bozak at center for the Blues, but he's done well in a third-line role this season.
Sundqvist dished out a pair of helpers in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Coyotes.
Sundqvist has quietly racked up three goals and four assists in his past nine games, though this was his first multi-point effort of the productive stretch. The 24-year-old Swede had just nine points in 70 games heading into this season, so he's already exceeded expectations significantly with 21 points in 48 games.
Sundqvist notched a helper in Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
Sundqvist has turned into a third-line goal scorer this season with 11 tallies in 43 games after having just two career scores entering the season. The uptick in offense has brought him additional minutes as a defensive presence, as he's often on the ice when the Blues are looking to retain a lead near the end of the game. Sundqvist's defensive prowess showed as he forced a turnover in the offensive zone Tuesday and dished the puck to Colton Parayko, who wrapped around the net for the Blues' first score. Sundqvist now has 18 points in 43 games.
Sundqvist lit the lamp and won seven of 10 faceoffs in Monday's loss to the Kings.
Sundqvist got behind a defender and streaked to the net, where he directed Ivan Barbashev's pass into the net with just one hand. Plays like that are just part of the reason the 24-year-old has been the most surprising player on the Blues' roster this season. Last campaign, he was a healthy scratch 39 times, but this year he now has nine goals and six assists in 40 games. He has a spot on the third line now and has seen his ice time -- including his power-play time -- increase dramatically.
Sundqvist dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- during Saturday's win over the Stars.
Coach Craig Berube bumped Sundqvist up to third-line center and added him to the power play for the first time this season. The move paid immediate dividends, as Sundqvist threaded a pass through traffic to Patrick Maroon, who sent a backhand shot to the twine for the Blues' second goal. He later notched his first career power-play point with an assist on Vladimir Tarasenko's third-period goal. Sundqvist now has back-to-back two-point games and should be considered in daily formats moving forward.
Sundqvist bumped up to the third line and will work on the top power-play unit in Saturday's game versus the Stars, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Sundqvist has taken major steps this season, posting eight goals and 12 points through 34 games. For comparison, he recorded just two goals and nine points over his first 70 NHL games before this campaign. Coach Craig Berube has praised Sundqvist for being strong on the puck in both the offensive and defensive zone, and the struggling Blues are hoping he'll be a spark on the power play. Sundqvist's increased responsibility could make him a valuable daily fantasy option at a low price.
Sundqvist scored a shorthanded goal and also recorded an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.
Towards the end of the first period, Ryan O'Reilly sent Sundqvist in on a shorthanded breakaway that the 24-year-old made no mistake on. It would go down as the game winner after Montreal was held to a single goal Thursday night. Sundqvist would add an assist in the final frame to cap off his two-point night, just his second multi-point performance of 2018-19.
Sundqvist scored a goal on six shots in a 3-1 win over the Flames on Saturday.
It's a bit surprising to see Sundqvist put this many pucks on net in one game. He only has 31 shots on goal in 26 games, which have yielded six goals. The 24-year-old has a 19.4 shooting percentage, which dwarfs his career average. Regression seems likely.
Sundqvist went plus-1 and added a helper in Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
Sundqvist had a hand in the Blues first goal of the game, as he forced a turnover in the defensive zone and set up Ivan Barbashev in the slot. The 24-year-old was frequently a healthy scratch last season and suited up for just 42 games, but he's played all 21 contests since returning from an upper-body injury and has seven points to show for it. His spot on the fourth line still is unlikely to change with three established centers ahead of him.
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