Former NHL forward Patrik Berglund is ending his hiatus from hockey by signing a one-year contract with Djurgården in his native Sweden.
The Stockholm-based team announced the signing on its...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues paid a big price to obtain Ryan O'Reilly and it's already looking like a bargain.
O'Reilly, Ivan Barbashev and Zach Sanford scored to help the Blues beat...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrik Berglund tells Sweden's Hockeypuls.se he feels at peace and has no regrets after abruptly ending his hockey career by walking away from the Buffalo Sabres a little over two months into the season.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are set to terminate the remaining three-and-a-half seasons of Patrik Berglund's contract after the forward cleared 24-hour waivers.
The Sabres waived Berglund on Wednesday after suspending him for failing to report to the team for its road game at Washington on Saturday.
Berglund missed five games, including two last week when coach Phil Housley said the player was sidelined by an illness.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have placed suspended forward Patrik Berglund on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.
The team declined further comment in announcing the move Wednesday. Berglund was suspended by Sabres on Saturday for failing to report to the team for its road game at Washington.
He missed the team's last five games, including two last week when coach Phil Housley said Berglund was sidelined by an illness.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly saw all the hats flying on the ice and had to think for a moment about what to do.
O'Reilly notched his first NHL hat trick and Robby Fabbri added his first goal in almost two years, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
"It's never happened before, so I didn't know how to act," O'Reilly said. "It's been a really long time. I saw a lot of nice hats out there on the ice."
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' West Coast trip was in danger of slipping off the rails before they got right back on track with a Southern California sweep.
Rasmus Ristolainen scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Sabres rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
ST. LOUIS BLUES
LAST SEASON: 44-32-6, 94 points. Finished fourth in Central Division, one point shy of a playoff spot.
COACH: Mike Yeo (second full season, eighth NHL season).
ADDED: C Ryan O'Reilly, C Tyler Bozak, F David Perron, F Patrick Maroon, G Chad Johnson.
LOST: F Vladimir Sobotka, F Patrik Berglund, F Tage Thompson.
LAST SEASON: 25-45-12, 62 points. Finished last in NHL standings for third time in five years.
COACH: Phil Housley (second season, second NHL season).
ADDED: LW Jeff Skinner, LW Conor Sheary, C Tage Thompson, C Patrik Berglund, C Vladimir Sobotka, rookie D Rasmus Dahlin, D Matt Hunwick, D Lawrence Pilut, G Carter Hutton.
LOST: C Ryan O'Reilly, G Robin Lehner, LW Benoit Pouliot, D Victor Antipin, D Josh Gorges, C Jordan Nolan, G Chad Johnson.
The Latest from NHL free agency (all times Eastern):
A person with direct knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres acquired two draft picks, including a 2019 first-rounder, and three players in dealing center Ryan O'Reilly to the St. Louis Blues.
Buffalo also acquired veteran centers Vladimir Sobotka and Patrik Berglund, and center Tage Thompson, the Blues first-round pick in the 2016 draft.
Buffalo also acquired a second-round selection in 2021.
CHICAGO (AP) — The playoff field for the Western Conference is almost set.
Patrik Berglund and St. Louis are going to Colorado to try for the final spot.
Berglund scored three times to help the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Friday night, setting up a showdown with the Avalanche for the conference's last wild card.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It had been a year and two days since Patrik Berglund turned in a multi-goal game for the St. Louis Blues. He delivered Friday night when his team really needed it.
Berglund scored twice and the surging Blues overcame a season-ending injury to defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 for their fourth consecutive victory.
CHICAGO (AP) — If the St. Louis Blues somehow find a way into the playoffs in their final 10 games, they definitely will remember this weekend.
Patrik Berglund scored 3:31 into overtime, and the Blues rallied for a big 5-4 victory over the lowly Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — One impressive burst was enough for the St. Louis Blues.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals, and the Blues used a big push in the second period to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Friday night.
St. Louis had dropped seven of its last eight meetings against Winnipeg, including all five games last season. The Blues and Jets split a pair of shutouts in mid-December.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn wasted little time in providing a much-needed spark on home ice.
Schenn scored twice and Vince Dunn had a career-high three assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-1 on Thursday night.
Schenn's fight with Gabriel Landeskog three seconds into the game set the tone.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Blues finally got a win in Western Canada.
Kyle Brodziak had a goal and an assist, and St. Louis snapped a three-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
Patrik Berglund and Alexander Steen also scored for St. Louis, which got 30 saves from Jake Allen.
Brock Boeser got his team-leading 20th goal for Vancouver. Jacob Markstrom stopped 31 shots.
The Blues had dropped three straight in regulation on a trip through Western Canada.
ST. LOUIS BLUES
LAST SEASON: 46-29-7, 99 points. Finished third in Central Division. Lost to Nashville Predators in second round.
COACH: Mike Yeo (first full season, seventh NHL season).
ADDED: F Brayden Schenn, F Chris Thorburn, F Beau Bennett, D Nate Prosser
LOST: F Jori Lehtera, F David Perron, F Scottie Upshall, F Ryan Reaves
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues center Patrik Berglund is expected to be out until December after having surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder.
The Blues say Berglund was injured during an offseason conditioning program in Sweden and flew to St. Louis for Tuesday's procedure. The team called it a successful surgery.
The 29-year-old Berglund scored a career-high 23 goals and finished with 34 points in 2016-17, adding four assists in 11 playoff games.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues are knocking on the door for a postseason berth.
Tarasenko, Patrik Berglund and David Perron scored, Berglund added an assist and the Blues beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Berglund tied his career high with his 22nd goal, and the Blues have won 11 of 13 games and have points in 12 of those.
DENVER (AP) — Jake Allen kept St. Louis in the game while his teammates found their legs. Once they did, they blew past the Colorado Avalanche and finished off an impressive road trip.
Allen made 26 saves, and Magnus Paajarvi and Jaden Schwartz scored in the third period to lift the Blues over the Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko knew he needed to step up with two of St. Louis' top centers, Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera, out of the lineup.
With Alexander Steen centering his line, Tarasenko scored twice to lead the Blues to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
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.
MONTREAL (AP) — Patrik Berglund finally got his first NHL hat trick — and it gave the St. Louis Blues a fourth straight win on the road.
Berglund's first three-goal game in 611 career NHL games lifted the Blues to a 4-2 victory over the slumping Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
The Swedish center had only one goal in his first 30 games this season, but now has 16 in his last 25, including six in his last five games.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — St. Louis coach Mike Yeo put Jake Allen in goal, and it worked out quite well for the Blues.
Allen made 30 saves, Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and St. Louis beat the Ottawa Senators 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Magnus Paajarvi, Patrik Berglund, Alexander Steen and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the Blues (27-22-5), who have won three of four. Paul Stastny and David Perron added two assists apiece.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mark Stone's pain didn't last long.
Mike Hoffman and Stone each scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators over the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators, who won their fourth straight at Scottrade Center for the first time in team history. Mike Condon made 19 saves.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues finally put an end to their struggles at The Honda Center.
Patrik Berglund's second goal of the game, 51 seconds into overtime, lifted the Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. It was St. Louis' first win in 11 visits to Anaheim.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Berglund said he was lucky. Kevin Shattenkirk said it was skill. Either way, it was another win for the St. Louis Blues.
Berglund redirected a pass from Shattenkirk into the net with 1:54 remaining, sending St. Louis to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
DALLAS (AP) — David Perron took advantage of one of St. Louis' rare opportunities on Tuesday night, and got the Blues a big win.
Perron put in a wraparound goal at 1:55 of overtime, lifting the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
On a delayed penalty, Jaden Schwartz left the puck to Perron to the left of the net, skated behind it and scored from the right side before Dallas goalie Antti Niemi could recover.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vinnie Hinostroza picked a great time for his second NHL goal.
Hinostroza scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:25 left in regulation to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Patrick Kane broke out of a 10-game goal-scoring drought as the Blackhawks won their fourth straight.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko is known for his goal-scoring ability. Now he's starting to show other parts of his game.
Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Alex Pietrangelo scored the go-ahead goal as the St. Louis Blues beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday night.
Jori Lehtera, Nail Yakupov and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who overcame an early two-goal deficit. Jake Allen made 24 saves as St. Louis improved to 13-1-3 on home ice.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — David Perron had nothing to show for his hard work during St. Louis' first five games of the season. That changed with a big night against Calgary.
Perron had three goals and an assist to lead the Blues to a 6-4 win over the Flames on Saturday night.
"I feel like I've played some good hockey," said Perron, who signed with the Blues as a free agent in the offseason. "It didn't materialize into points or goals, but tonight it did.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nail Yakupov and Magnus Paajarvi are reunited and it feels so good.
Yakupov had a goal and an assist and Jake Allen made several big saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday night.
Alexander Steen and Paajarvi also scored for St. Louis. Patrik Berglund had two assists and Allen made 18 saves for the Blues, who have won four of their past five home openers.