Ryan Reaves RW STL 3 months ago

Reaves tallied a goal in Wednesday's Game 4 victory over the Wild.

Including the regular season, it goes down as Reaves' seventh goal, an output that isn't far off his production in that category from the previous four seasons combined (11). The Blues are happy to take any offense they can get from Reaves, who earns his paycheck as a hitter and enforcer on the team's fourth line.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 5 months ago

Reaves scored his sixth goal of the season and picked up 12 PIM in Sunday's loss to Vancouver.

Reaves now has 10 points and a whopping 100 PIM in 62 games this season. While the 28-year-old old doesn't produce much offense in a fourth-line role, his strong PIM totals make him worth owning in very deep specialty leagues.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 5 months ago

Reaves picked up an assist Thursday in a 2-1 shootout win over Winnipeg. He was plus-1 and added four hits on the night.

Reaves set a new career high in points with nine. Reaves' PIM is down this year, while his shots, hits, and blocks are all up - maybe he is evolving into a different kind of player who can add more fantasy value.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 6 months ago

Reaves scored his fifth goal of the season Friday in a shootout win over Carolina. He was plus-1, took five shots, and laid six hits in the contest.

The goal sets a new career high for the rugged winger and his next point will set a career mark in that category too. Reaves will obviously never be an offensive force, but in leagues where you took him for his toughness the boost in production is gravy.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 7 months ago

Reaves dished out two hits and logged 14 PIM in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Sharks.

All of Reaves' three penalties came in the final minute of the game when the outcome was already well-decided, but it counts all the same for fantasy owners. As expected, Reaves has been a buoy in the PIM category this season, and especially so of late. He's spent time in the box in four consecutive games.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 8 months ago

Reaves (ankle) registered four hits and received a 10-minute misconduct penalty in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Predators.

In other words, it was business as usual for Reaves in his return from a one-game absence. He'll continue to pile up the hits and penalty minutes with consistency, but don't expect him to finish the season with more than 10 points.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 8 months ago

Coach Ken Hitchcock confirmed Reaves (ankle) would play Thursday against the Predators, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

It was believed the Blues were going to wait until pregame warmups before making a decision on Reaves' availability, but the fourth-liner fared well enough in the morning skate for the coach to feel comfortable declaring him good to go. Reaves missed just one game due to the ankle issue.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 8 months ago

Reaves (ankle) hopes to play Thursday against the Predators, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

Reaves made it through Thursday's morning skate without issue, and a decision on his status for Thursday's game will be made based on how he feels when game time rolls around.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 8 months ago

Reaves (ankle) remains day-to-day, the St. Louis Post Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reports.

Consider him questionable for Thursday's game against the Predators.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 8 months ago

Reaves (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Sabres, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Reaves wasn't able to participate in Tuesday's optional morning skate after taking a puck off his ankle during Monday's practice, likely influencing coach Ken Hitchcock's decision to hold him out. The fourth-liner is still considered day-to-day and could be ready to go in time for Thursday's game versus the Predators.