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Jaden Schwartz Goes On IR With Ankle Injury

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a right ankle injury.

Schwartz, who suffered the injury during the Blues' 6-1 win in Detroit on Saturday, is scheduled to be re-evaluated in six weeks.

Schwartz, 25, shares ninth in the NHL overall with 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) and ranks second with a +23 rating through 30 games this season.

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Ugly Oilers

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

They quit.

Walked over in Dallas, now crushed in St. Louis, the good ship Oiler rolls into Detroit on Wednesday at its nadir, one day before American Thanksgiving and as far away from the playoffs as it is from an identity forged last season.

The Edmonton Oilers were not remotely competitive in an 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues Tuesday, and the saddest part? They quit.

That’s right. Quit.

We watched, took some notes, and offer you these wholly negative takeaways on a pre-season favourite whose season is circling the bowl:

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from Bruce McGurdy of the Edmonton Journal,

“Let’s face it: the goaltender has to be better, the defencemen have to be better, the forwards have to be better, the coaches have to be better…”

Famous last words before Tuesday’s game from Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan, who along with his charges went on to put up a great big oh-fer-four with four strikeouts in the great baseball city of St. Louis, Missouri. The “Show Me” State, they call it; well, all the Oilers showed me was a flat-out terrible performance. This fish stank from the head down as the Oilers were out-coached, out-played and out-competed in every aspect of the game by a vastly superior opponent. The Blues owned this one from the outset, and only a sloppy third period where the hosts (correctly) recognized it was “point night” did the Oilers strike with some late, meaningless tallies. Nowhere near enough of them though in an 8-3 beatdown which was even worse than that ugly score indicates. 

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Video- Vladimir Tarasenko Had An Assist, Goal And…

this for the Gordie Howe hat trick tonight.

 

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Going As Planned For The St. Louis Blues

The Blues are 15-5-1.

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The fast start allowed general manager Doug Armstrong to protect his kids and hoard assets. So far the Blues have gotten by with the players they went to camp with. They have not had to sacrifice long-range prospects to acquire short-term help.

Like about half the GMs in the league, Armstrong would like to add at least one winger to improve his front lines. He and his staff monitor the league closely and remain open to all possibilities.

But his team’s success allows him to remain patient. He knows Bouwmeester’s return will give the team a lift, and he can expect a boost from Berglund soon enough. He knows various prospects will continue their development elsewhere, week after week after week.

The build-up toward true Cup contention continues apace.

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The Edmonton Oilers Drop A Big Home Game To The St. Louis Blues

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal,

The Edmonton Oilers are going to need a smaller measuring stick.

The one the St. Louis Blues used to beat them down Thursday night is a little more than they can handle right now.

The 4-1 home ice defeat, spoiling their chance to win two games in a row at home this season, was another wake-up call for Edmonton....

All the usual suspects were present in Edmonton’s latest loss: The PK gave up a goal, the offence was anemic, the giveaways were painful to watch, and once again, Edmonton’s best players were trying to pass the puck into the net.

So now they head back out for a five-game road trip with a 7-10-2 record, their game still full of holes, one long slump away from being buried in the playoff race by the American Thanksgiving.

Otherwise things are looking pretty good.

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Video- 7 Goals In Just Over 13 Minutes Blues/Flames

Goals were coming fast and furious in the third period of the Blues/Flames game.  The Calgary Flames defeated the St. Louis Blues 7-4.

 

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Another Win For The Vegas Golden Knights

from Jesse Granger of the Las Vegas Sun,

The Golden Knights are taking on the personality of their city — they’re becoming known for late nights.

Late Saturday night, Golden Knights forward Reilly Smith slid a pass just underneath a diving defenseman’s stick right to teammate William Karlsson, who buried the puck into the back of the net for a game-winning, overtime goal.

The Golden Knights’ 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues was their second straight overtime win, and made them 3-for-3 in games stretching beyond regulation on the year....

It’s appropriate the first major professional sports team in Las Vegas’ history goes for broke when it gets late. The players’ explanations for why they’ve been so successful in overtime are similarly fitting.

“Luck,” Smith laughed, perhaps only half-joking. “Just kidding. We’re doing a good job just keeping teams to the outside. They had some chances and (Oscar) Dansk made some big saves. It’s just the last shot that goes in and luckily we’ve had the positive luck the last few games.”...

The Golden Knights won the game, but lost their second goaltender this season to injury. Malcolm Subban, who had 37 saves on Saturday, injured his leg early in the third period while stretching to save a shot that went wide of the net.

Rookie goalie Dansk entered the game with no NHL experience and the team nursing a 2-1 lead despite being severely outplayed throughout the game.

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Robby Fabbri Will Miss The Whole NHL Season

(Sept. 27, 2017) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Robby Fabbri will miss the entire 2017-18 season after re-injuring his surgically repaired left knee.

Fabbri originally suffered a torn left ACL on Feb. 4, 2017.  Dr. Bernard Bach performed surgery on Fabbri’s knee on Feb. 28 in Chicago, and he was cleared to play on July 31. 

Fabbri, 21, has appeared in 123 career regular season games, recording 66 points (29 goals, 37 assists) and 52 penalty minutes.

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Zach Sanford Out Up To Six Months After Shoulder Surgery

(Sept. 27, 2017) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Zach Sanford underwent successful surgery on his dislocated left shoulder on Tuesday, Sept. 26.  The surgery was performed by Dr. Rick Wright, Dr. Matt Smith, and Dr. Matt Matava at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedics Center in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Sanford is expected to be sidelined for five to six months.

Sanford, 22, joined the Blues via trade from Washington on Feb. 27, last season.  The 6’4, 203-pound forward went on to make 13 regular season appearances for the Blues, posting five points (two goals, three assists).  The Salem, Massachusetts, native also dressed in four 2017 postseason games.

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Larry Robinson Is Now A Senior Consultant To Hockey Operations For The St. Louis Blues

(Sept. 21, 2017) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has named hall of famer and nine-time Stanley Cup champion Larry Robinson Senior Consultant to Hockey Operations.  Armstrong will be available to the media following Blues practice today at Scottrade Center, while Robinson will be available during the first intermission when the Blues host the Dallas Stars on Saturday, at 7 p.m., at Scottrade Center.

Robinson is a highly experienced and accomplished former NHL defenseman, coach, and executive.  During his illustrious career in hockey, he has won nine Stanley Cups and participated in 13 Stanley Cup Finals.
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