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Author: Gabriel Foley

St. Louis Blues Place Zach Sanford On Injured Reserve

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 07: Zach Sanford #12 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 07, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Blues shut-out the Flyers 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues had an early, optional practice Saturday morning. After that skate, the team announced that Zach Sanford has been moved to injured reserve. This is despite the fact that Sanford took part in practice, albeit showing up late. Sanford has been in concussion protocol for a few days, after being on the receiving end of...

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The New St. Louis Blues Star: Oskar Sundqvist

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 04: St. Louis Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist skates up ice with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks on April 4, 2018, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues have had a miserable 2018-19 campaign, but their silver lining has been the amazing play from their prospects. Of all of those performances, the play of recently acquired Oskar Sundqvist has been the most surprising. Sundqvist came into St. Louis with...

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St. Louis Blues Rookie Robert Thomas Out with Upper Body Injury

ST. LOUIS, MO. – JANUARY 10: St. Louis Blues center Robert Thomas (18) is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the first period during an NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues on January 10, 2019, at Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues announced on Friday that rookie Robert Thomas will not travel with the team for their upcoming four-game road trip. Thomas suffered an upper-body injury during Thursday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Following a hit from Artturi Lehkonen, the rookie sat on...

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The Ryan Reaves Experiment is Starting to Pay Off for the Vegas Golden Knights

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 12: Ryan Reaves #75 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 12, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Golden Knights defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The 2005 NHL Draft saw star players like Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang enter the league. Even the last pick of the draft, Patric Hornqvist, became a career NHL player. Needless to say, there were a lot of great picks, throughout every round. In the fifth round, the St. Louis Blues...

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The Struggles of St. Louis Blues Prospect Joel Hofer

KELOWNA, BC – OCTOBER 23: Joel Hofer #30 of the Swift Current Broncos defends the net against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on October 23, 2018 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues have had a good year with their prospects. Players like Scott Perunovich and Mathias Laferriere have come out of the woodwork and become serious prospects, despite being overlooked prior to the season. There’s also been a lot of struggling players, like goalie prospects Ville Husso and Joel Hofer. The Blues organization has a lot of strong prospects at every position,...

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The Lost St. Louis Blues Centers

NEWARK, NJ – NOVEMBER 07: Paul Stastny #26 of the St. Louis Blues in action against the New Jersey Devils on November 7, 2017 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Blues defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues centers have been desperately lacking depth ever since Ken Hitchcock took over the team and Andy McDonald hung up his skates. 15 of their 62 draft picks since 2010 were considered centers when they were drafted. This is tied with defensemen for the highest-picked position in that stretch. Among these St. Louis Blues...

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