Alexander Steen LW STL 2 months ago

Steen picked up an assist on the power play Friday in a 4-1 loss to the Wild. He took four shots and added two hits and a blocked shot in the contest.

Steen has four points and 13 shots in the series despite being held off the score sheet in the previous two games. It's tough to say the Blues are down three games to two because of anything Steen has or hasn't done, but facing elimination they need even more from their second-leading regular season scorer.

Alexander Steen LW STL 2 months ago

Steen picked up two assists Saturday in a crucial 4-1 win over Minnesota in Game 2 of the series. He was plus-2 with two shots and two blocked shots.

Steen combined with Vladimir Tarasenko on two first period goals that put the Blues ahead early and they held on throughout the game. Steen has points in three straight games against Minnesota, going back to the regular season finale, totalling five points. Steen and Tarasenko should lineup with Jori Lehtera again in Game 3 on Monday in Minnesota.

Alexander Steen LW STL 3 months ago

Steen scored short-handed late in Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Wild, but the Blues ultimately fell 4-2. He was minus-1 with just the lone shot on goal and a hit in the contest.

The loss will no doubt make Blues fans a little jittery as the club was contained by Minnesota and only managed 21 shots on net, including just one shot from the line of Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Jori Lehtera. Steen and his teammates are too talented to be held down for long, however, and should turn things around starting with Game 2 on Saturday.

Alexander Steen LW STL 3 months ago

Steen (lower body) returned to action Saturday and delivered two assists in a win over the Wild. He finished the regular season with 24 goals and 40 assists in 74 games -- those 64 points are a new career mark.

It's nice to get him back in uniform before the playoffs. The Blues will need him if they hope to improve on their past performances.

Alexander Steen LW STL 3 months ago

Steen (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Wild, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The Blues will welcome their top two scorers in Vladimir Tarasenko (71 points) and Steen (62) back in the lineup as the team looks to solidify the best record in the Western Conference with a win Saturday. Steen, who has missed the last six games with the injury, was able to complete Friday's optional practice without incident, so it looks like he could be on tap for his regular role in the Blues' top-six ranks. Saturday's game should be enough for Steen to seamlessly reintegrate himself with his linemates ahead of the playoffs.

Alexander Steen LW STL 3 months ago

Steen (lower body) got in a skate Thursday morning, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Steen has reportedly skated separately from the team on a couple previous occasions, but Thursday marked the first time he had worked out in front of the media. It's still not apparent when Steen may resume practicing in full with the team, so don't count on him to suit up in the Blues' season finale Saturday against the Wild.

Alexander Steen LW STL 3 months ago

Steen (lower body) will miss Thursday's game against the Blackhawks, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Steen was absent for Wednesday's optional practice, which made it easy for coach Ken Hitchcock to quickly rule out the forward for a sixth straight contest. His chances of playing in the Blues' season finale Saturday against the Wild appear slim at this point, so the team could be turning its sights to having him available for the start of the playoffs.

Alexander Steen LW STL 3 months ago

Steen (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Jets, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Steen, who has missed four games with his lower-body injury, took the ice on Monday, but the soonest that he might return to action is Thursday against Chicago, and that's not a lock to happen.

Alexander Steen LW STL 3 months ago

Steen (lower body) won't play Sunday against Chicago.

Steen resumed skating with the Blues on Saturday, but at this stage it's unclear whether or not he's a candidate to resume action Tuesday against the Jets.

Alexander Steen LW STL 3 months ago

Steen (lower body) resumed skating with the team Saturday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Steen isn't expected to return to the ice for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, but the fact that he's back skating with the team suggests he could be on track to play during the final week of the regular season. He was previously limited to skating on his own on two occasions rather than with the team after suffering the injury last weekend against the Blue Jackets.