Buchnevich signed a four-year, $23.2 million contract with the Blues on Tuesday.
Buchnevich, who was recently acquired by St. Louis via a trade, drew into 54 games with the Rangers last season, racking up 20 goals, 28 helpers and 120 shots while averaging 18:44 of ice time per contest. The 26-year-old Russian should see top-six minutes while being deployed on one of the Blues' power-play units in 2021-22, so he could once again approach the point-per-game threshold.
Buchnevich was brought in by the Blues from the Rangers in a swap for Sammy Blais and a 2022 second-round pick, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Buchnevich is on the move after setting a new personal best in points (48) and registering the second 20-goal campaign of his career. The acquisition of a winger of Buchnevich's quality will help bolster St. Louis' top six in the light of Jaden Schwartz's potential departure. In addition to slotting into a first-line role, Buchnevich should be considered a near-lock for the No. 1 power play, which sets him up well to produce top-end fantasy value this year.
Buchnevich notched three assists in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Bruins.
All three helpers came in a wild third period after the two teams were deadlocked 1-1 heading into the second intermission. Buchnevich only had one point, an assist, in his prior five games, but he was able to end the campaign on a high note, setting a new career high with 48 points (20 goals, 28 helpers) on the season in the process.
Buchnevich (suspension) is back in the lineup for Saturday's season finale against the Bruins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today Sports reports.
Buchnevich sat one game for his retaliatory punch to the face of Anthony Mantha, stick-in-hand. The Russian power forward needs one goal and one point to tie his career highs from 2018-19 and 2019-20, respectively, as Buchnevich has enjoyed his most productive season despite the shortened nature of the 2020-21 campaign.
Buchnevich has been suspended for one game for high-sticking Washington's Anthony Mantha during Wednesday's loss to the Capitals.
Buchnevich will miss Thursday's game versus Boston, but he'll be eligible to return for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Bruins. With Buchnevich unavailable, look for Jonny Brodzinski to draw into the Rangers' lineup for Thursday's contest.
Buchnevich recorded two assists, including one on the power play, in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.
Buchnevich set up Mika Zibanejad's hat-trick tally in the second period. In the third, Buchnevich earned the primary assist on Kaapo Kakko's power-play goal. The 26-year-old Buchnevich is closing in on career-best production. He has 44 points, 112 shots on net and a plus-12 rating this year. The Russian winger is just two points shy of matching his output from 68 outings last season.
Buchnevich scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.
He lit the lamp just before the eight-minute mark of the first period, giving him his second career 20-goal campaign and second GWG of the year. Despite the shortened schedule, Buchnevich needs just two more tallies and five more points o the season to establish new career highs.
Buchnevich scored three goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Devils.
The winger not only recorded his first career hat trick, he did it on his 26th birthday, as Buchnevich lit the lamp twice in the first period before adding the first of two Rangers empty-netters. Remarkably, the power-play tally was his first of the year. Buchnevich is closing in on new career scoring highs, and on the year he has 19 goals and 40 points through 43 games.
Buchnevich scored a short-handed empty-net goal and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Devils.
The 25-year-old has made a surprising impact on the Rangers' penalty kill this year as part of his breakout, scoring the first three short-handed goals of his career. On the season, Buchnevich has an impressive 16 goals and 37 points through 41 games.
Buchnevich recorded a goal on five shots and an assist in Tuesday's 8-4 win over Pittsburgh.
Buchnevich got on the scoresheet early with an assist on Mika Zibanejad's goal to make it 2-0, but the Russian winger was actually denied on a number of quality chances before finally finishing off a tic-tac-toe passing play after coming out of the penalty box in the third period. This multi-point performance ends a weak stretch that featured only one point in the previous five games, and it gives Buchnevich 15 goals and 34 points in 37 games this season.
Buchnevich potted two goals -- one shorthanded -- in Thursday's 8-3 win over Philadelphia.
Buchnevich scored New York's second and seventh goals of the night, beating Carter Hart on the first and Brian Elliott on the second. The latter was the first shorthanded goal of the 25-year-old Russian's career, as he's finally been entrusted with penalty killing duties for the first time in his fifth NHL season. This performance also bumped Buchnevich up to a point-per-game pace this season, and 13 of his 31 points are goals.
Buchnevich had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over Washington.
It took long enough, but Buchnevich has finally become the star that he was purported to be early in his career. He has 28 points, including 11 goals, in 29 games. And in 10 games since the start of March, Buchnevich has 15 points, including six goals. He won't maintain this pace, but even if he slows, he could still come close to a point per game.
Buchnevich (COVID-19 protocol) collected two goals and two assists, all during the second period, in Wednesday's 9-0 win over Philadelphia. He also recorded three shots and a plus-5 rating.
Buchnevich sat out Monday's loss while in protocol and returned with an offensive vengeance Wednesday. He lit the lamp twice in the opening four minutes of the second period to give the Rangers a 4-0 cushion, then he added assists later in the frame on goals by Jacob Trouba and Mika Zibanejad. Buchnevich has found the scoresheet in seven of eight games since the calendar rolled over to March, picking up five goals and eight assists during that stretch. The 25-year-old boasts a team-leading 26 points in 27 games on the year.
Buchnevich was activated from COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Buchnevich is expected to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Flyers after missing Monday's loss to the Flyers. The 25-year-old has generated eight goals and 22 points through 26 games this season while averaging 18:52 of ice time.
Buchnevich won't play in Monday's game against the Rangers after being placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Adam Fox and Phillip Di Giuseppe are also in protocol. Buchnevich has been a key offensive contributor this season, providing eight goals and 14 assists across 26 games. Since it's unclear if any of the players tested positive for the virus, there's no clear timetable for their return.
Buchnevich scored a goal on three shots and added an assist, a hit and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Bruins.
After seeing a five-game point streak snapped Thursday, Buchnevich immediately got rolling on a new one. The 25-year-old is putting together a career year with eight goals and 22 points over 26 contests, and even if he begins to slow down, Artemi Panarin's return to the lineup could provide a boost to the Rangers offense.
Buchnevich recorded an assist in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.
Buchnevich is riding a four-game point streak, during which he has two goals and four helpers. The Russian winger is up to 19 points, 55 shots on goal and an even plus-minus rating through 23 contests. He's earned his top-line role and he's making his most of the opportunity. While Buchnevich is only moderately physical (15 hits, seven PIM), his scoring numbers are enough to justify a roster spot in fantasy.
Buchnevich picked up a goal and a power-play assist in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Devils.
Buchnevich got the secondary helper on Chris Kreider's power-play tally in the second period -- the first of three goals for Kreider -- and finished off a 2-on-1 rush with Alexis Lafreniere in the third. The 25-year-old Russian is blossoming into a productive top-line winger, with four goals and nine points in his last eight games.
Buchnevich picked up a goal and an assist with a team-leading four shots in Monday's 3-0 win over Buffalo.
Buchnevich opened the scoring on the first shift of the game, beating Carter Hutton on a breakaway just 28 seconds in. Then he assisted on an Alexis Lafreniere goal two minutes later, throwing a shot at the net that banked off the rookie, who was stationed on the doorstep. Buchnevich has collected seven points (three goals, four assists) over his last seven games.
Buchnevich picked up two assists, one short-handed, in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Capitals.
The 25-year-old extended his current point streak to three games with the performance. Buchnevich remains on pace for a career-best campaign with four goals and 12 points through 16 games.
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