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St. Louis Blues

Blues have ‘options’ next season — including using Fabbri at center
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Robby Fabbri had a strong rookie season with the St. Louis Blues, but his sophomore campaign had its obstacles. According to numerous reports, the Blues have different plans for Fabbri when camp opens. St. Louis, a team that added Brayden Schenn at center with a big draft-day trade, will give Fabbri a look up the […]

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Looking to make the leap: Vince Dunn
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When it comes to talented young defensemen, the St. Louis Blues don’t rebuild so much as they reload. A pair of 24-year-olds, Colton Parayko and Joel Edmundson, cemented their places as core d-men of the future. Jordan Schmaltz, the club’s first-round pick in 2012, made his NHL debut.

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Minus an AHL affiliate next season, Blues sign one-year deal with ECHL’s Tulsa Oilers
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The St. Louis Blues have announced an agreement with a minor league team — just not in the American Hockey League. On Tuesday, the Blues announced a one-year affiliation agreement for the 2017-18 season with the Tulsa Oilers in the ECHL. “We are proud to extend our footprint to Tulsa and partner with the Oilers […]

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Blues avoid arbitration, sign Parayko to $27.5M, 5-year deal
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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. Just two […]

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Blues sign Parayko to 5-year, $27.5 million contract
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ST. LOUIS – The wait is over for Blues defenseman Colton Parayko. Just minutes before the team and Parayko were headed to arbitration, the sides came to a resolution on a new deal after announcing the signing of a five-year, $27.5 million contract for the restricted free agent ($5.5 million AAV). The contract will take […]

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Here’s the reported Blues-Parayko contract divide with arbitration looming
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Plenty of NHL teams have dealt with looming salary arbitration hearings, but one big name remaining – literally and figuratively – is St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko. On the bright side, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports a divide that seems pretty moderate. Parayko’s current ask, according to Friedman: one year, $4.85 million.

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Blues first round pick Kostin has sights set on playing in North America
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HAZELWOOD, Mo. — It was the first day of prospects camp for the St. Louis Blues last week and setting up shop on the left faceoff dot was the 31st pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, Klim Kostin. Kostin, a big, powerful, imposing-looking 6-foot-3, 196-pound player with the raw ability of skill and size, was […]

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Blues sign first-rounder Kostin, who could be a real steal
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The St. Louis Blues have signed Russian forward Klim Kostin to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 18-year-old was the 31st overall pick in the 2017 draft, and he may have been a steal considering he was the top-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting. Kostin was only able to sign with the Blues after his financially […]

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Kostin released by KHL club, expected to sign with Blues soon
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Russian forward Klim Kostin is suddenly free to sign with the St. Louis Blues. That’s because Kostin, 18, has been released by the KHL’s financially troubled Dynamo Moscow club. His agent, Dan Milstein, tweeted Tuesday that an entry-level contract with

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Brayden Schenn 'shocked' by trade, leaving Flyers with 'mixed emotions'
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After six seasons with the Flyers, Brayden Schenn was dealt away on draft night. Schenn said on Friday night he was shocked at being traded to the St. Louis Blues for Jori Lehtera and multiple draft picks. Ironically, No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick was looking forward to seeing his friend at Flyers training camp.

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Penguins spend big to get bigger, land Reaves from Blues
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Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said he wanted to add some snarl to protect stars such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Moments ago, Gary Bettman announced the details of the move. Rutherford believed that the NHL was allowing teams to take liberties with star players, particularly Crosby and Malkin.

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NHL expansion draft: Blues available and protected list
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ST. LOUIS — The NHL made public Sunday morning the protected/unprotected list available for the Vegas Golden Knights, who will make their expansion draft selections known on Wednesday at the during the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Among those protected by the Blues, who chose to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goal […]

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