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Blues' Zachary Sanford: Will be re-evaluated Wednesday
Sanford left Tuesday's matchup with the Islanders in the third period after a rough hit from Casey Cizikas. Coach Craig Berube told reporters after the game that Sanford "seemed fine" but would be re-evaluated Wednesday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Sanford looked unstable on his skates while getting off the ice, so the obvious concern would be a concussion -- though nothing official was announced by the club. If the winger does miss any time, Patrick Maroon could replace him in a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Blues' David Perron: Lights lamp in loss
Perron scored a goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Islanders.
The Blues were trailing New York for most of the game, but Perron received a pass from Ryan O'Reilly early in the third period and tickled twine past Robin Lehner. Perron now has a remarkable 12-game point streak and 17 goals on the campaign, passing last season's total in his 44th game of the year.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Suffers first loss
Binnington allowed two goals on 25 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Islanders.
Binnington had another strong performance for the Notes, but he didn't receive the offensive support he had before, snapping the team's three-game win streak. The 25-year-old still has a .937 save percentage and 1.55 GAA through four starts. It'll be interesting to see whether he gets the nod Thursday versus the Bruins since Jake Allen played lights-out in his most recent start as well.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Slated to sit again Tuesday
Gunnarsson (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Gunnarsson will miss out on the festivities for a third straight game as he continues to deal with a bug that surfaced prior to Saturday's game versus the Stars. The team hasn't disclosed the specific illness that is keeping him off the ice, nor the expected length of his absence, so it's best to consider him a question mark moving forward until the team provides more specifics.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Alexander Steen: Remains sidelined
Steen (shoulder) is still on injured reserve and isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, NHL.com's Brian Compton reports.
It's safe to assume Steen would have been activated off IR by now if he was expected to return Tuesday, so the veteran forward will now have to wait for Thursday's matchup with the Bruins for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup. His continued absence will test St. Louis' depth up front, but it likely won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only notched 15 points in 32 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Starting in New York
Binnington will patrol the crease in Tuesday's road game against the Islanders, NHL.com's Brian Compton reports.
Binnington has been razor sharp recently, picking up three consecutive victories while posting a superb 0.64 and .974 save percentage over that span. The 25-year-old netminder will look to stay dialed in and secure his fourth win of the season in a road matchup with an Islanders team that's averaging 3.05 goals per game at home this campaign, 20th in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Vince Dunn: Tacks on two points
Dunn scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's win over the Capitals.
Over the last four games, Dunn has been a healthy scratch twice and averaged 10:54 TOI between the other two. Dunn didn't see much of an uptick in this outing with 12:36 of ice time -- the lowest among St. Louis blueliners -- but he made it count with his third multi-point game of the season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Ryan O'Reilly: Sets up two goals
O'Reilly dished out two assists in Monday's win over the Capitals.
Both of O'Reilly's assists came from below the goal line, as he chipped up a secondary assist in the second period, and he did major work below the goal line in the third frame to set up a classic snipe from Vladimir Tarasenko. It's O'Reilly's fourth multi-point game in seven outings since the calendar flip, and the veteran continues his point-per-game pace.... See More ... See Less
Blues' David Perron: Best active point streak
Perron potted a goal and fired a season-high seven shots on net in Monday's win over the Capitals.
Perron hauled in a pass from Vince Dunn in the slot and juked out Pheonix Copley to put the Blues up 3-1 and extend his point streak to a league-high 11 games. The 30-year-old's success isn't newly discovered, however, as Perron now has 22 points over the last 22 games.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Looking like old self
Tarasenko lit the lamp and dished out an assist in Monday's win over the Capitals.
Tarasenko waltzed into the offensive zone and sent a no-look pass to Vince Dunn, who ripped a shot that was deflected into the Caps' net. He then added insurance in the third period, reeling in a pass from Ryan O'Reilly, picking his corner and going bar-down on Pheonix Copley. Tarasenko now has four goals and three assists over the last six games and will look to continue the momentum Tuesday versus the Islanders.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jake Allen: Stymies everyone but Ovechkin
Allen steered away 28 of 29 shots in Monday's win over the Capitals.
There's a legitimate goaltending battle brewing in St. Louis, so Allen was under immense pressure to perform with rookie Jordan Binnington winning his first three career starts. Allen answered the call with poise as he only allowed one goal -- an Alex Ovechkin power-play score from his normal location. We've seen this story before, however, as Allen has struggled to string together multiple wins, so fantasy owners should tread lightly especially with Binnington stealing crease time.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Still out Monday
Gunnarsson (illness) will not dress Monday night in Washington, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
The Blues' defenseman will miss his second game with an illness. Vince Dunn will remain in Gunnarsson's spot for the time being, and the Swede will hope to get back in the lineup Tuesday in Boston.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Robby Fabbri: Likely scratched Monday
Fabbri is expected to be a healthy scratch for Monday's game versus the Capitals, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Fabbri returned this season after two ACL surgeries, then he endured a groin injury before separating his shoulder in December. That recipe could mean the Blues are still being cautious with the 22-year-old. Still, Fabbri's production has been unimpressive the last six games with just six shots on goal and one assist. Fabbri's absence will bump Jordan Kyrou up to third-line right wing.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jake Allen: Will start in Washington
Allen will be in net for Monday's road game versus the Capitals, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Allen has one win in his last five starts. Fortunately for his owners, it came against the team he will face Monday. The oft-maligned netminder bested the Capitals 5-2 back on Jan. 3. With Monday's game set to take place in Washington, Allen, on paper, figures to receive decent amounts of fantasy interest considering his home and away splits. He's fared far better away from home, posting a 2.30 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 13 road appearances this season. At home, Allen's save percentage dips to .878 and his GAA rises to 3.65.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jordan Nolan: Shuffles up to big club
The Blues recalled Nolan from AHL San Antonio on Sunday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Nolan was a strong physical presence in a fourth-line role for the Blues in December, dishing out 19 hits and serving 14 PIM in 11 games while averaging just 7:38 of ice time. The Blues need extra players in case of further injury to their battered forward corps, but Nolan won't elevate past a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jordan Kyrou: Ascends to big club
The Blues recalled Kyrou from AHL San Antonio on Sunday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Kyrou has been a beast in the minors with 25 points in 26 games, and he picked up AHL Rookie of the Month honors in December. He hasn't played a game with the big club since Dec. 9, but the Blues need his presence after suffering an assortment of injuries to their forward corps. His first chance to crack the lineup will be Monday versus the Capitals.... See More ... See Less