Blues put Perron on injured reserve with upper-body injury
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have placed winger David Perron on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced the roster move Thursday. Perron has missed the past three games.
Before the injury, Perron had six goals and 10 assists during a career-best 13-game point streak. The 30-year-old is second on the team with 35 points on 17 goals and 18 assists.
Berube’s Blues playing well enough to make run at playoffs
This is not Brayden Schenn's first rodeo with a lot of things this season.
It is his second time playing under Craig Berube as an interim coach and the third time his name has been prominent in trade speculation. For Schenn and the St. Louis Blues, those things are related.
Blues sign Bortuzzo to 3-year extension
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season.
St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced Bortuzzo's $4.125 million contract extension Saturday. Bortuzzo is now signed through the 2021-22 season.
The 29-year-old Bortuzzo has a goal and two assists in 12 games this season, his fifth with the Blues. He missed the season opener after being suspended and missed time with a lower-body injury.
Blues have no timeline for hiring coach after Yeo’s exit
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues will be casting a wide net in their coaching search.
General manager Doug Armstrong fired Mike Yeo after Monday's 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Craig Berube is the interim coach while Armstrong assembles a list of candidates for the permanent job.
LA Kings blank St. Louis 2-0; Blues fire coach Mike Yeo
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie goalie Calvin Peterson earned his first NHL shutout and rookie forward Matt Luff scored his first goal for Los Angeles, as the Kings defeated St. Louis 2-0 Monday night, hours before the Blues fired coach Mike Yeo.
St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong named Craig Berube as the team's interim coach. At 7-9-3, the Blues are in last place in the Central Division, and their 17 points rank next-to-last in the NHL, ahead of only Los Angeles.
Blues fire coach Mike Yeo, name Craig Berube as interim
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Amid a disappointing showing that fell well short of Stanley Cup expectations, the St. Louis Blues fired coach Mike Yeo a quarter of the way into the season and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement.
Blues acquire Jerabek from Oilers for conditional draft pick
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick.
The pick becomes a fifth-rounder in 2020 if Jerabek appears in 50 or more regular-season games for St. Louis this season. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the trade Monday on the eve of the deadline for NHL teams to set their opening night rosters.
Refurbished, loaded St. Louis Blues hoping it’s their year
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One talented Russian winger. Deep lines and pairings. Years of playoff heartache.
Months after Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals won the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history, the St. Louis Blues are looking to follow in their footsteps.
Blues goalie Jake Allen out 10-14 days with back spasms
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues goaltender Jake Allen is expected to miss the first week or more of training camp because of back spasms.
General manager Doug Armstrong announced Allen's injury Wednesday on the eve of camp. Allen is out at least 10-14 days, which would put him in position to return for the end of the preseason and be ready for the start of the regular season.
Brodeur leaves post as Blues assistant general manager
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur is leaving the St. Louis Blues after spending the past three years as assistant general manager.
The team says Brodeur is departing to pursue other opportunities. Brodeur ended his goaltending career with the Blues, joined the front office as assistant to the GM in January 2015 and was promoted a few months later.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Still stung by the Blues missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, general manager Doug Armstrong capped a major roster overhaul on the first day of the NHL's free-agency period by acquiring center Ryan O'Reilly in a multiplayer trade with the Buffalo Sabres.
Aside from landing a nine-year veteran in O'Reilly on Sunday, St. Louis committed $31 million in salary to sign forwards David Perron and center Tyler Bozak to multiyear contracts.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues have announced an extension of its affiliate agreement with the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL.
Blues president and general manager Doug Armstrong made the announcement Thursday, following the team's announcement in October of an extension of its affiliate agreement with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Scottie Upshall is out indefinitely with a lacerated left kidney.
Upshall was injured Saturday night in a 6-0 loss to the Arizona Coyotes. St. Louis president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong provided an update Monday on Upshall's status.
The 34-year-old has seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 63 games. Upshall was playing in just his second game after missing three weeks with a knee injury.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The free-falling St. Louis Blues will be without defenseman Jay Bouwmeester for the rest of the season with a left hip injury.
General manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester will be sidelined four to six months and that forward Scottie Upshall will be re-evaluated in four weeks after suffering a knee injury.
St. Louis has lost eight of its past 10 games to fall out of the top three in the Central Division and out of a playoff position entirely in the Western Conference.
Blues sign GM Doug Armstrong to 4-year contract extension
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have signed general manager Doug Armstrong to a four-year contract extension with a team option for a fifth year.
Armstrong, who is also the team's president of hockey operations, is in his 10th season with the Blues. Since he became GM in 2010, the team has a 337-185-56 regular-season record (fourth-best in the NHL since the 2010-11) and has reached the playoffs six years in a row.
Prep roundup 10-20-17: Eagles clinch playoff berth amid oddities in season finale
MARSH VALLEY 28, AMERICAN FALLS 0
Marsh Valley clinched its first postseason berth since 2011 with a 28-0 win Friday at American Falls. American Falls forfeited the game with 9 minutes, 6 seconds left in the second quarter following a power outage.
“Our offensive line, our running backs, everybody came out determined tonight,” Eagles coach Doug Armstrong said. “They were sustaining blocks and moving the ball as well as they have all year.”
Sanford, Bouwmeester injured during camp for Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Zach Sanford will undergo surgery and miss 5-6 months of action after dislocating his left shoulder during training camp.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the injury on Tuesday. He also said defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has a left ankle fracture and will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
After hearing development coach Tim Taylor sing the praises of a late-blooming defenseman playing college hockey in Alaska, Doug Armstrong went to see for himself.
The St. Louis Blues' general manager and Taylor watched as Colton Parayko dominated a game at Bowling Green, and even then Armstrong didn't get his hopes too high.
"We were excited, but it's one thing to do it at the college level or junior level," he said. "It's another one to do it with the men in the NHL."
St. Louis re-signs Paajarvi to 1-year, $800,000 deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Thursday. The 26-year-old Paajarvi split last season between the Blues and the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have hired Steve Ott to be an assistant coach on Mike Yeo's staff.
General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move Thursday, a little over a month after Ott's final game as a player with the Montreal Canadiens. Ott had not even announced his retirement.
St. Louis Blues shake up coaching roster
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are not bringing back assistant coaches Ray Bennett, Steve Thomas, Rick Wilson and Ty Conklin next season.
All four joined the team before coach Mike Yeo took over for the fired Ken Hitchcock in the middle of the season — some of them years ago. Bennett spent 10 years on the staff and Conklin had been with the Blues since 2013. Thomas and Wilson were both hired last June.
General manager Doug Armstrong said he and Yeo would work together to fill the vacancies.
Now what? Inconsistent Blues move on without Shattenkirk
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong insisted Tuesday that his trade of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk doesn't signal surrender this season, though he said the team is much different than the group that advanced to the Western Conference finals last season.
Blues agree on $19.25 million, 5-year deal with Berglund
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a $19.25 million, five-year contract extension with center Patrik Berglund.
General manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Friday. Berglund will count $3.85 million against the salary cap through the 2021-22 season.
St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing
ST. LOUIS (AP) — General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off.
Armstrong fired his friend, Ken Hitchcock, as the Blues' head coach on Feb. 1. He replaced him with Mike Yeo, the former Minnesota Wild boss who was brought in as the coach-in-waiting last offseason after Hitchcock decided the 2016-17 campaign would be his last.
Blues fire coach Ken Hitchcock, promote Mike Yeo
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues abruptly fired coach Ken Hitchcock on Wednesday, cutting short the veteran's final season in St. Louis and putting coach-in-waiting Mike Yeo in charge of the underperforming team months earlier than planned.
General manager Doug Armstrong announced the change one day after the Blues' fifth loss in six games.
Goaltending questions on front burner ahead of World Cup
Goaltending competitions are front and center as World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament camps open around the world from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Columbus, Ohio.
Canada picks Crosby as captain for World Cup of Hockey
The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada's captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one.
"It was: 'This is what we're going to do. Any questions? Next," general manager Doug Armstrong recalled.
Canada selects Bouwmeester to replace Keith at World Cup
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Canada selected Jay Bouwmeester to replace Duncan Keith on its roster for the World Cup of Hockey.
Keith is still rehabbing a right knee injury he suffered last season, the Chicago Blackhawks said. The two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL's top defenseman had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in October.
Blues sign Schwartz to five-year contract extension
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues and restricted free agent forward Jaden Schwartz have avoided arbitration and agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $26.75 million.
Re-signing the 24-year-old Schwartz was a top priority for the team, which lost in the Western Conference finals to San Jose. The Blues have given long-term deals to forward Vladimir Tarasenko and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, but this summer allowed captain David Backes to leave for a free-agent...