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At the American Century Championship yesterday...
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward T.J. Oshie underwent a successful surgical procedure on his left ankle. The procedure was performed by Dr. Jeffery Johnson, Dr. Jeremy McCormick and Dr. Rick Wright at Washington University Orthopedic Center. Oshie, who was originally placed on Injured Reserve on April 2, is currently listed week-to-week.
Oshie, 26, has dressed in 30 games this season posting 20 points including seven goals and 13 assists to go along with 15 penalty minutes
via Chris Pinkert at the Blues website,
The Blues have avoided arbitration with forward T.J. Oshie, announcing Thursday night that the forward has agreed to a new five-year contract with the team.
The contract is worth an average of $4.175 million per year.
Oshie sent out the following message on his Twitter account late Thursday: “Couldn’t be more happy to resign for another 5 years with the Blues. #bestfansever @StLouisBlues”
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
In a sign that the Blues aren’t expecting to reach a contract extension with forward T.J. Oshie before Friday’s arbitration case, general manager Doug Armstrong is headed to Toronto on Tuesday three days in advance of the hearing.
“We’re going to Toronto to work with our counsel on preparing for the case,” Armstrong said Monday….
The Blues and Oshie’s agent, Matt Oates, could still reach a resolution before Friday’s hearing, but are now down to just three days of potential negotiations before an arbitrator hears the case.
In a text message to the Post-Dispatch on Monday, Oates indicated that he was gearing up for Friday’s hearing but added that he was “open and looking to continue talking.”
Armstrong said Monday that the two sides have discussed a multi-year extension, ranging from four to six years. “But we just couldn’t find a compensation level that we were comfortable with and obviously he was comfortable with,” Armstrong said.
Best goal of the night, no doubt, Anze Kopitar’s shorty against the Blues followed below by the best hit of the night from T.J. Oshie on Dustin Penner.
Drew Doughty received 2 minutes for cross-checking and after the game reports were T.J. Oshie was OK.
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
JR: Congratulations on your contract. What was that process like for you?
TJO: “It was tough. The first time for me. I was kind of just sitting back, trying to take it all in ... take it slow. It came down to the wire (before the start of restricted free agency). They threw out a number that we were really comfortable with and felt like it was best for both sides.”
JR: Some Blues fans were hoping that you would signing a long-term deal. Why only one year?
TJO: “It’s a chance for me to prove that I can go away for a summer, have a good summer on my own, working out and training. I was doing all of (Blues strength coach Nelson Ayotte’s) stuff, but I just wanted to prove to them after everything that happened (an unexcused absence at practice, leading to a two-game suspension), that I’ve matured and have grown up. I’m just ready to step in and hopefully play as good as I can for that big contract next year.”
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has re-signed forward T.J. Oshie to a one-year contract.
“We’re excited to have T.J. in the fold for another season,” said Armstrong. “His energy and versatility make him an integral part of our club.”
Oshie, 24, dressed in 49 games for the Blues this past season recording 34 points including 12 goals, 22 assists and a +10 rating. The 5’11”, 195-pound forward posted a career-high seven-game point streak from Oct. 11 to Oct. 28 (one goal, eight assists) and also led the club in shootout shooting percentage converting on four of his five attempts (80%) for the year. Oshie has played in 182 career National Hockey League (NHL) games over three seasons with the Blues, amassing 121 points including 44 goals and 77 assists.
multiple reports say $2.35M
from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
T.J. Oshie is supposed to be one of the cornerstone players of the New Blues, one of the up-and-coming teams in the National Hockey League.
Of course, Erik Johnson was supposed to be THE cornerstone of this team – and currently he labors for the Colorado Avalanche.
Oshie should reflect upon this while accepting his punishment for missing Monday’s practice for no good reason. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong is driving this franchise forward and he clearly lacks patience with stragglers.
As the Blues close out this season, everybody is under the microscope. GMs and coaches learn the most about players when times are difficult.
via Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Blues forward T.J. Oshie missed Monday morning’s 10:30 a.m. team practice at the St. Louis Mills in what is being described as an “unexcused absence.”
Coach Davis Payne said that he plans to meet with general manager Doug Armstrong to determine how to best handle the situation and discuss what any possible discipline may be for Oshie. Payne added that the situation will be handled internally.
via a Jeremy Rutherford tweet,
According to Blues coach Davis Payne, forward T.J. Oshie has suffered a broken ankle, which will surgery.
With just under 11:00 minutes left in the third period down 8-1, Oshie jumped on the back of a Columbus Blue Jackets player trying to break up a fight. However, when the player fell backwards with Oshie on his back, it appeared that the third-year forward came down on the left leg awkwardly.
added 11:41pm,Watch the video below and notice Oshie get up after the oribinal hit and tangle with the Columbus player.
You can see Oshie fall to the ground and understand how his ankle was injured.
No penalty on the hit.
from Michael Russo of Russo’s Rants,
Andrew Ebbett left the arena tonight in a neck brace because of neck, back and shoulder spasms after T.J. Oshie, who scored the lone goal 26 seconds into the third, executed a textbook slewfoot. Referees Kevin Pollock and Ian Walsh didn’t think so. If they did, Oshie would have gotten a match penalty and the Wild a five-minute power play in a 1-0 deficit.
One of the most dangerous hits I’ve seen. Oshie grabbed across Ebbett’s chest, swept his legs out from under him and Ebbett’s head slammed against the ice while he crashed into the boards. Ebbett tried to soften the blow with his shoulders and back, he said, which is why he thinks he’s paying the price now. Better than head smacking directly against the ice, however.
more on the Wild loss to the Blues last night…
via Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Blues forward T.J. Oshie had an emergency apendectomy this morning and will be out of the lineup indefinitely, a source has told the Post-Dispatch.
Oshie went to the hospital Friday night, following the Blues’ 3-1 victory over Minnesota at Scottrade Center. He played 17 minutes, 33 seconds in the game.
The recovery time for the surgery varies from person to person. Blues goaltender Chris Mason had a similar surgery last season and missed approximately two weeks.
from Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald,
As he’s done everywhere in his career, T.J. Oshie wasted little time becoming a major fan favorite in St. Louis. His name became a verb, fans campaigned to vote him mayor of nearby O’Fallon, Mo., and he was a landslide winner in fan voting for the most popular player on the team….
“I’ve never had the opportunity to pick a Mario Lemieux, a player who has all the physical attributes and skills to step right into the NHL and dominate a game,” Blues head scout Jarmo Kekalainen told NHL.com. “Rarely, in fact, do you find any kid who is physically ready to step into the NHL and make an impact.
“To me, we’re charged with the opportunity to identify skill, hockey sense, character and intelligence in a youngster and then calculate his future. We try to find players with the upside who can become an impact player. You might get a guy that will make your team right off the bat. But you can’t get carried away with that. If it takes four years to get him to the NHL, but he plays 12 years in the league, I’d much rather take that guy than the guy that makes it in the league the next year, plays 100 games and then vanishes.”
NEW YORK (April 2, 2009)—St. Louis center T.J. Oshie, who helped spark the Blues’ playoff surge by recording 13 points (four goals, nine assists) and a +6 rating in 14 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for March.
Oshie edged Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (8-7—15 in 15 games), Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski (5-9—14 in 13 games), New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (5-8—13 in 13 games), Ottawa Senators goaltender Brian Elliott (9-3-0, 2.57 goals-against average), Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason (8-4-2, 2.46 GAA) and Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (7-2-3, 2.53 GAA) for the award.
from Brian Duff at The Hockey News,
To date, 19 players from this year’s Traverse Tournament have played at least a game in the NHL this year. As of Monday, five of those 19 were among the top 20 rookie scorers and four were in the top 11.
Bogosian will be an absolute force; Voracek is already responsible and productive; Neal trails only Bobby Ryan in rookie goals; Clutterbuck has set an NHL record for hits in a season; Berglund is the most prolific power play threat in this year’s Calder class.
And then there’s Oshie.
During one of our tournament broadcasts St. Louis’ president of hockey operations, John Davidson, joined us for an entire period to give us an overview of the organization’s prospects.
I’ll never forget how passionate he was when describing Oshie, who was expected to make the Blues after three consistent, productive years at the University of North Dakota.
“He’s tireless,” said Davidson glowingly. “He just never stops working.”
from Tom Reed of Puck-rakers,
Last night, after Rick Nash was steamrolled by T.J. Oshie, the smallest player on the ice was the first responder with his team trailing the Blues 3-1 early in the third period. Kris Russell, all 5-foot-10, 180 pounds of him, went after Oshie. The hit produced a wild scrum and landed Russell in the box for four minutes (double minor, roughing). Oshie went for two minutes.
The entire sequence seemed to wake up the Jackets who responded with two quick goals from Kristian Huselius and Nash to tie it. The Jackets eventually lost 4-3 in a shootout, but coach Ken Hitchcock was proud of the response on individual and collective levels.
more on the Blue Jackets…
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
The Blues took control in the third period, and the crowd took over the building.
“That’s unreal,” he said. “It’s one of those things, when you’re younger, you imagine the crowd screaming your name. For it to happen my first year, it’s something else.”
more on the Blues victory over Vancouver last night and watch the video below why the fans where chanting for Oshie.
From Jeremy Rutherford at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
[T.J.] Oshie, 21, is expected to make the opening-day roster and infuse some offensive skill on a team that finished tied for 27th in the NHL in goals last season with 205.
The Blues also announced Tuesday the signing of forward Lars Eller, the 13th overall pick in last summer’s draft. Eller will be in camp but is likely to begin next season in Peoria or in Sweden.
“This is the whole program here ... this is our future,” Blues President John Davidson said. “We need our veterans really bad next year. But the kids are going to move forward as the season goes along. It’s going to be fascinating.”