Entries with the tag: st. louis blues
From the Blues:
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today they have acquired forward T.J. Hensick from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Julian Talbot.
Hensick, 24, played in seven games for Colorado last season, recording three points (1g, 2a) and played in 58 games last season for Lake Erie of the American Hockey League, scoring 20 goals and adding 50 assists for 70 points. In 2008-09 he played in 61 games for the Avalanche and recorded 21 points (4g, 17a). The 5’10”, 190 lb. Howell, Michigan native was originally drafted by Colorado in the 3rd round (88th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Talbot, 25, played in 76 games in 2009-10 for Peoria and recorded 32 points (17g, 15a). He has spent the last three seasons in Peoria.
From the Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Steve Wagner from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Nate Guenin, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Wagner, who will be reporting to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, spent the last three-plus seasons in the St. Louis organization after signing as a free agent in 2007. He has appeared in 46 career NHL games for the Blues, posting four goals and 12 points. Wagner, 25, has played extensively in Peoria of the AHL – St. Louis’ top minor-league affiliate. In 130 games with the Rivermen, the Grand Rapids, Minnesota native has compiled 15 goals, 37 assists and 52 points.
Wagner (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) played three collegiate seasons at Minnesota State – Mankato from 2004-07. In 113 contests as a Maverick, he posted 12 goals and 55 points. Wagner also played with Tri-City of the United States Hockey League for two seasons. He helped the Storm capture the Anderson Cup (league regular-season championship) and finish second in the Clark Cup (postseason championship) in 2004.
UPDATE: Per the Penguins’ Bob Grove, Gonchar’s injury might be a shoulder injury rather than a wrist injury. There won’t be any Pens’ announcement until Wednesday.
Thank Goodness for the Internets.
Tonight’s game vs. the Blues was the first of eight Penguin games this season on the Versus network. You know what that meant for my DirecTV butt. Well, thanks to a couple of those “other” streams online (thanks guys !), I was able to watch the game.
And because of that, I was able to watch a dominating Pens performance at the Igloo tonight in a 5-1 Penguins win.
The win was not without some potentially bad news. Pens’ defenseman Sergei Gonchar left the game after two periods with an undisclosed injury. Unofficially, there are reports that Gonchar has suffered a broken wrist.
From the Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Maxime Talbot to a two-year contract through the 2010-11 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
The 5-11, 185-pound forward has registered seven points (four goals, three assists) along with 18 penalty minutes in 28 games this season with Pittsburgh. Talbot has a winning faceoff percentage of 57.1% this season and is currently tied for fourth on the team with 44 hits.
Perhaps it was simply a matter of time. I would say rather it was a complete effort, finally.
The Penguins played one of their best games of the season to date, erasing two one-goal deficits in defeating the Blues tonight, 6-3.
It was certainly a wacky game in terms of the times of the goals. On three separate occasions, two goals were scored by either team under 37 seconds apart.
Penguins at Blues, 8:30PM EST, Scotttrade Center.
Penguins, 5-4-2, 12 pts., 7th in Eastern Conference
Blues, 5-4-0, 10 pts., 9th in Western Conference
The Penguins, hamstrung with both pesky injuries and a stagnant offense, recalled perhaps their best offensive prospect, Janne Pesonen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tonight.
NOTE: The recall is not official, the Penguins have not announced it. However, according to a thread on Let’s Go Pens, Scott Stuccio on the Baby Penguins’ radio broadcast reported the recall. In addition, according to tonight’s WBS game summary so far, Pesonen is not in the lineup.