Ryan Reaves RW STL 6 Months

Blues' forward Ryan Reaves has agreed to a four-year, $4.5 million contract extension.

The tough guy has rounded out his game nicely this season and Blues' GM Doug Armstrong was pleased to tie him up until 2018. Reaves has registered only five points in 26 games but he does have fantasy value due to the 65 penalty minutes he has amassed.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 7 Months

St. Louis forward Ryan Reaves had 9:01 of ice time in his first game back from a broken hand in a Thursday win against the Los Angeles Kings and had a team-high four hits.

"Really good," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I mean, that's the first time we've had energy from that line in a little while. It's a good sign."

Ryan Reaves RW STL 7 Months

Ryan Reaves (hand) will return to the lineup Thursday against Los Angeles.

He hasn't played since suffering a broken hand on Nov. 23. Reaves, who has four points and 65 penalty minutes in 22 games, will skate on the Blues' fourth line.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 7 Months

Ryan Reaves (hand) has resumed skating.

He hasn't been cleared to start taking shots yet, but that could come soon. Reaves suffered a broken hand in November and he's hoping to return by "the first week of January, maybe after that."

Ryan Reaves RW STL 8 Months

Ryan Reaves (hand) is on the injured reserve list.

Reaves hasn't played since Nov. 23, so he can be activated at any time. He's making progress and might start skating next week to help him maintain his conditioning. At the same time, he still isn't expected to get re-evaluated before January.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 8 Months

Ryan Reaves will have surgery on his hand on Monday.

He will be re-evaluated in six weeks, which means he will be out for a little longer than it was initially thought. Reaves suffered a broken hand in a fight with Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon on Saturday.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 8 Months

St. Louis Blues winger Ryan Reaves broke his right hand in a fight on Saturday and is expected to miss a month of action.

He'll know soon if surgery is necessary, although he indicated that going under the knife shouldn't make a significant difference in his rehab process. Reaves brings value in two categories: PIM (65) and hits (69). Magnus Paajarvi and Adam Cracknell are expected to benefit from his absence.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 9 Months

Ryan Reaves scored his second goal of the season on Saturday.

Reaves now has three points in 15 games in 2013-14. He's better known for his aggressive play and the amount of time he spends in the sin bin. Reaves already has 50 penalty minutes this season, including five on Saturday for fighting Pittsburgh's Deryk Engelland.

Ryan Reaves RW STL 10 Months

Ryan Reaves was the only St. Louis Blue to play less than 10 minutes Thursday.

Ken Hitchcock had all four lines involved and that helped keep everyone fresh in the third period. Reaves is more of an enforcer so playing 8:13 minutes is considered a lot for a fourth line enforcer. Brenden Morrow was second lowest at 11:32 but he had been having visa issues and was a late signing for the Blues so he will likely see more ice time as the season goes on. Reaves is worth taking in pools that use penalty minutes as a category.

Ryan Reaves RW STL May 05 '13

The St. Louis Blues fourth line, consisting of Adam Cracknell, Chris Porter and Ryan Reaves have been given the nickname of the CPR line.

"It's got a good ring to it," Cracknell said. "That pretty much sums up our line. We try to bring as much energy to the team any way we can." Reaves has been the Blues top hitter with 15 hits, second most in the NHL during the playoffs.