Thomas recorded a pair of assists in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche.
Both plays saw Thomas display strong situational awareness to provide the right pass. He had the secondary helper on Oskar Sundqvist's game-tying goal in the first period and set up Sundqvist again in the third to produce the final score. The 21-year-old Thomas is set to feature as the Blues' second line center this year. While Sundqvist saw top-six usage Wednesday, Mike Hoffman (immigration) could be back as soon as Friday, which would give Thomas an elite goal-scorer on his right side and a proven veteran in Jaden Schwartz on the left wing. Fantasy managers shouldn't wait too long to pick up Thomas.
Head coach Craig Berube said Thursday that Thomas will compete for a top-six center role in training camp, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. "There's a good opportunity he's going to open camp at center in a top-six role. It's his to take," Berube said. "If he shows he can do it, then it's his. He's a great player and this is his third year in the NHL, so I think he's ready for it."
In short, it's Thomas' job to lose. The 2017 first-round pick floated up and down the lineup last season, often playing right wing while in the top six and shifting to center when on the third line. The 21-year-old is a natural center, however, featuring uncommon speed and crafty playmaking ability. Thomas rang up 10 goals and 32 assists over 66 games last season. If he wins a top-six role, he'll log consistent minutes with snipers like Mike Hoffman, David Perron and Brayden Schenn. He carries immense fantasy upside in that scenario.
Thomas notched a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canucks in Game 5.
Thomas set up Zach Sanford for the goal at 5:51 of the second period. The 21-year-old Thomas has posted a goal and two assists through seven playoff games from a third-line role.
Thomas had an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canucks in Game 3.
Thomas set up Justin Faulk for the Blues' first goal in the second period. After recording 42 points in 66 regular-season games, it's been a quiet postseason for Thomas. He has a goal, an assist, a plus-3 rating and four shots in five outings during the playoffs.
Thomas (undisclosed) netted a goal and served two PIM in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Stars in the round robin.
Thomas tallied early in the first period, and it appeared that goal would be enough until Joe Pavelski tied the game in the last minute of the third. The 21-year-old Thomas missed only one game with a minor injury that forced head coach Craig Berube to keep him out of Thursday's game against the Golden Knights. Thomas had 42 points in 66 games before the NHL season was put on pause -- he could be a breakout star in the bottom six for the Blues in the playoffs.
Thomas (undisclosed) will draw back into the lineup for Sunday's round-robin game against Dallas.
Thomas was held out of Thursday's loss to the Golden Knights as a precaution, but whatever kept him sidelined for that contest clearly wasn't overly serious. The 21-year-old forward fired two shots on goal but failed to tally a point in 14:24 of ice time during the Blues' round-robin opener against the Avalanche.
Thomas (undisclosed) won't play Thursday against the Golden Knights, Alex Ferrario of 101 ESPN reports.
Thomas is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's clash with the Stars, and there's been no report of an injury, so coach Craig Berube is likely just giving the 22-year-old winger the night off Thursday. Troy Brouwer will slide into Thomas' spot on St. Louis' third line against Vegas.
Thomas recorded a power-play assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Devils.
Thomas has managed a goal and six helpers in his last seven games, with three of those assists coming in power-play situations. The 20-year-old forward has 41 points, 81 shots and a plus-8 rating through 63 games this year. A first-round pick from 2017, Thomas could be a name to target in dynasty formats. He's seen top-six usage lately for a strong Blues team.
Thomas collected a goal and two assists with two shots Tuesday in a 6-5 win over Chicago.
Thomas picked up his 10th goal of the season in the second period, topping the nine he tallied as a rookie in 2018-19. Thomas also set up a pair of goals by Zach Sanford and now has five points in his last three games. The 20-year-old has emerged as a key cog in the Blues' balanced offensive attack, chipping in with 39 points in 59 games.
Thomas recorded two assists with three shots on net, one block and a plus-2 rating in a 5-1 victory over the Stars on Friday.
The 20-year-old set a new career high in points Feb. 15, so these assists are just gravy in some ways. With one more goal, Thomas will also have a new high-water mark in that category. He has one goal and eight points in the last 11 games. Overall, Thomas has nine goals and 36 points with a plus-9 rating in 57 contests this season.
Thomas posted a power-play assist across 16:36 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars.
Thomas set up Colton Parayko's first goal of the game to extend his point streak to six games. The second-year NHLer now has 33 points through 51 games, matching last year's total, which was achieved through 70 contests. Thomas now has the fourth-most points by a Blues player before turning 21, as he passed Robby Fabbri, per StatsCentre. Bob Hess (71) and David Perron (77) are within reach if he keeps up the pace over the final 26 games.
Thomas grabbed a helper in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Hurricanes.
Thomas has picked up a goal and three assists over his four-game point streak, which has earned him a top-line role for the time being. The 20-year-old has 31 points (nine markers, 22 helpers), which has him just two points shy of his rookie-year output.
Thomas potted a goal on two shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
The 20-year-old tied the game in the third period, but Leon Draisaitl's second goal of the contest put the Blues behind again in short order. Thomas is up to 29 points, 58 shots on goal and a plus-6 rating through 47 contest.
Thomas notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Flames.
Thomas set up Alexander Steen at 5:45 of the first period for the opening tally. The 20-year-old is set for a minor increase in production -- his 28 points in 46 games puts him just five shy of matching his rookie-year output. Thomas has added 56 shots on goal and a plus-8 rating while mostly skating in a third-line role.
Thomas registered a pair of assists in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers.
Thomas earned the secondary assist on Justin Faulk's first-period power-play goal, and later set up Alexander Steen in the third. The 20-year-old has three multi-point efforts in his last seven games. He's up to 27 points, 54 shots and a plus-13 rating through 43 contests overall.
Thomas registered an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Thomas is up to 25 points and 53 shots on goal through 42 games this season. The 20-year-old forward also has a plus-12 rating. He's been a big reason for the Blues' success as a big contributor to their depth scoring, and fantasy owners in deeper standard formats could have use for him as well.
Thomas had a goal and two assists with a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 5-1 victory over Buffalo.
Thomas opened the scoring with his eighth goal of the year less than five minutes into the game. He also drew assists on goals by Tyler Bozak and Alexander Steen. The three-point night gave Thomas eight points (four goals, four assists) in his last seven games, and the 20-year-old sophomore has now produced a solid 24 points in 40 games on the year.
Thomas scored two goals on four shots and added two hits in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Thomas was strong in this contest, but many of his teammates weren't. The 20-year-old is up to 21 points (seven tallies, 14 helpers) through 37 games. He's got three goals and two assists during a four-game point streak. The two hits were a bit unusual -- Thomas has delivered just nine checks this season.
Thomas notched an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Coyotes.
Thomas has a goal and two helpers in his last three games. The 20-year-old is prone to streaky play in his second NHL season, but he's compiled a solid 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) through 36 contests. He's not much of a physical player, however, as he's added only seven hits and 10 PIM, but fantasy owners shouldn't overlook his skills on offense.
Thomas scored a power-play goal in Sunday's 4-1 win over Winnipeg.
The goal was Thomas' first power-play point of 2019-20. The 20-year-old plays primarily on St. Louis' third line but is also part of its second power-play unit, finishing Sunday's win with 1:00 of ice time with the man advantage. As long as Thomas remains involved in St. Louis' power-play plans, his fantasy value will be tough to ignore.
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