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Author: Melanie Rau

St. Louis Blues Need Jaden Schwartz Back in the Lineup

On December 10, the St. Louis Blues announced that Jaden Schwartz was placed on injured reserve with an injury to his right ankle after blocking a shot with it. Now, Schwartz is a full participant in practice and has been medically cleared to play. Head Coach Mike Yeo said, “No easing him into it. He got the conditioning and he got the battle part of it and actually, he got through it, got through it really well.” But, will Schwartz be ready for the Blues matchup against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night or against the Colorado Avalanche on...

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Tage Thompson Has Earned His Spot in The St. Louis Blues Lineup

ST. LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 7: Tage Thompson #32 of the St. Louis Blues in action against the Dallas Stars at the Scottrade Center on October 7, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) After the St. Louis Blues lost to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, January 9, they sent forward Tage Thompson down to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. The Blues are currently on their bye week and do not play again until Tuesday, January 16. The idea of sending Thompson down was so he could continue to gain experience during the Blues...

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St. Louis Blues Need More Production From Patrik Berglund

During the offseason, St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund dislocated his left shoulder. This injury sidelined him until late November of this season. Since his return, he has played in 17 games, has seven points and is a minus one. Patrik Berglund has spent most of his season on the third line. The Blues need more production from him. If you are disappointed with his production this season or in previous seasons, do not get used to it. Patrik Berglund can produce more. In fact, he has proven that he can produce more in previous seasons with the Blues. Berglund’s Career Berglund was drafted as the 25th overall pick by the Blues in the first round of the 2006 NHL Draft. In 10 seasons in the NHL, he has played in 654 career games, has amassed 303 points and is a plus 14. He averages 15:50 of ice time per game, playing on either the second or third line. His career high in points is 52, which he got in 2010-11. His career high in assists is 30, which he also recorded in 2010-11. His career high in goals is 23, which he achieved last season. Berglund also has a history of being clutch in the playoffs. In Berglund’s nine full seasons with St. Louis, the Blues gone went to the playoffs seven times. Berglund has played in 60...

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