Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 15 hours ago

Shattenkirk picked up his eighth assist of the playoffs in Sunday's series-ending loss to the Wild. He was minus-2 with two shots and a hit in the contest.

Shattenkirk will exit the playoffs tied for the playoff lead in scoring. While the Blues could be in for a shake up after yet another early playoff exit, Shattenkirk seems unlikely to be headed anywhere after posting a break out season with 44 points and a plus-19 rating in 53 games. Only a mid-season abdominal injury kept him from being among the top handful of scoring leaders among defensemen.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 5 days ago

Shattenkirk picked up three assists Wednesday in the Blues' Game 4 win over the Wild. He was plus-3 with one hit and two blocked shots in the game.

Shattenkirk leads all players in the playoffs with seven assists and is tied for the playoff scoring lead with those seven points. He was having an incredible season before an abdominal injury caused him to miss 26 games, but he has obviously recovered well. His presence makes the Blues a much more dynamic team and a legitimate contender for the Stanley Cup.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 1 week ago

Shattenkirk picked up two more assists Saturday against the Wild, giving him four points in the Round One series.

We hope you picked him for your playoff pool -- the Blues are starting to look like a well-oiled machine.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 2 weeks ago

Shattenkirk picked up two assists -- one shorthanded -- in Thursday's Game 1 loss to Minnesota.

Those who have owned Shatternkirk this year are not likely surprised, as he's been a dynamo for the Blues when healthy, racking up 44 points in 56 games. Interestingly, though, the shorthanded helper Thursday was his first point with a Blue in the penalty box this season.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 2 weeks ago

Shattenkirk (rest) isn't participating in warmups and won't play Saturday against the Wild, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Both the Blues and Wild are resting a number of key players with their playoff spots secure, and likely as a result of the high probability of the two teams facing each other in the first round. Shattenkirk will finish the regular season with eight goals and 44 points over 56 games.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 3 weeks ago

Shattenkirk picked up an assist on the power play Sunday in a 2-1 win over Chicago. He was plus-1, had one shot, two hits, and two blocked shots in the game.

Shattenkirk has points in consecutive games after not putting any points in his first three games back from a long absence due to an abdominal injury. His season was derailed by the more than 20 games he missed, but he still has more than 40 points and is plus-20 on the season. The all-star defenseman will help in any league that continues into the playoffs and he will be a top pick in fantasy leagues for 2015-16.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 1 month ago

Coach Ken Hitchcock confirmed after Friday's practice that Shattenkirk (abdominal surgery) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jackets. The Blues have officially activated him from injured reserve.

The Blues cushioned the loss of Shattenkirk a bit by acquiring Zbynek Michalek and Robert Bortuzzo at the trade deadline, but they'll welcome the All-Star's return with open arms for the stretch run. Prior to going down with the injury, Shattenkirk ranked among the league scoring leaders from the blue line, producing eight goals and 40 points in 49 games. Expect Shattenkirk to see his usual 20-plus minutes of ice time in his first game since Feb. 1.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 1 month ago

Shattenkirk (abdominal surgery) practiced fully Friday and said he's "ready to go" for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Shattenkirk skated on the Blues' third defensive pairing next to Barret Jackman and slotted in on the power play, both of which would seemingly suggest he'll return to the lineup for the first time since Feb. 1. The All-Star blueliner, who accumulated eight goals and 40 points in 49 games prior to requiring surgery, still remains listed on the team's injured reserve list, but figures to be formally activated following Saturday's morning skate.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 1 month ago

Shattenkirk (abdomen) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Coach Ken Hitchcock had suggested over the last couple of days that Shattenkirk was close to a return, and Wednesday's demotion of blueliner Petteri Lindbohm would seemingly verify as much. Shattenkirk's All-Star season was interrupted by abdominal surgery in early February, but after he was able to practice with the team the last few days and work out on the power-play unit Tuesday, the Blues believe he'll be ready to go. With eight goals, 40 points, and a plus-18 rating over his 49 games prior to suffering the injury, Shattenkirk should be automatically plugged back into fantasy lineups once his return is confirmed by the team.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 1 month ago

Shattenkirk (abdominal surgery) took part in the Blues' morning skate Tuesday, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Coach Ken Hitchcock relayed after the skate that Shattenkirk's return should be "pretty quick," though he didn't offer a much more precise timetable beyond that. Shattenkirk saw some involvement during power-play drills with the team Tuesday, but probably need a few more contact sessions with the Blues before being activated from IR. His impending return will provide a huge boost to the team's defensive ranks before the playoffs begin.