Paul Stastny C STL 1 Day

Stastny (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Stastny hasn't played since Oct. 18 and wasn't expected to return over the weekend, so the move to injured reserve wouldn't seem to suggest that anything has changed with his week-to-week recovery timetable. Instead, it will simply allow the Blues to recall prospect Dmitrij Jaskin, who will give the team some more depth at forward while Stastny remains unavailable.

Paul Stastny C STL 1 Day

Stastny (upper body) has been able to skate the last two days, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

It seems as though Stastny has returned to the ice strictly for conditioning purposes, as he hasn't attempted shots or taken any contact yet. The Blues remain steadfast in their belief that a lengthy absence isn't in store for Stastny, but it's looking increasingly unlikely that he'll be back before the end of the month.

Paul Stastny C STL 6 Days

Stastny is considered week-to-week due to his shoulder injury, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Stastny's recovery timetable remains vague, but it appears he will miss more than just a game or two. Following Sunday's game, the Blues play four more games before October comes to a close

Paul Stastny C STL 7 Days

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said after Saturday's game that Stastny (upper body) will not play Sunday against Anaheim, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reports.

The Blues are calling it an upper-body injury, but Stastny was spotted after the game with his left arm in a sling, so it appears that he is dealing with some type of shoulder ailment. After Sunday, the Blues are off for three straight days before returning to action Thursday against the Canucks.

Paul Stastny C STL 7 Days

Stastny left Saturday's game against Arizona with an upper-body injury and will not return, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reports.

Stastny played just 31 seconds before suffering the injury, the extent of which is not yet known. The Blues have a short turnaround before their next game - Sunday at Anaheim - leaving Stastny's status for that game uncertain.

Paul Stastny C STL 14 Days

Stastny (quad) set up three goals in St. Louis' 4-1 win over Calgary on Saturday night. Two of the helpers came on the power play.

Cha-ching -- that was money well spent. Stastny has four points in his first two games and has clearly found chemistry with the Blues' best offensive talents. Use with confidence.

Paul Stastny C STL 14 Days

Stastny, who missed Friday's practice with a quad contusion, will be in the lineup Saturday against the Flames, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

The Blues indicated Friday that Stastny was held out strictly as a precaution, so the quad ailment doesn't figure to inhibit him much, if at all, during Saturday's contest. He's expected to center the second line, with Alex Steen and Joakim Lindstrom flanking him on the wings.

Paul Stastny C STL 15 Days

Stastny wasn't present at Friday's practice, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

It's likely just a maintenance day for Stastny, who was a little beat up after debuting for his hometown team Thursday night. He tallied a goal on three shots over his 17:01 of ice time in the defeat. Expect him to be back on the ice for Saturday's showdown with Calgary.

Paul Stastny C STL 20 Days

Stastny will start the year between snipers Alex Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko on the Blues' second line, according to coach Ken Hitchcock, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Stastny will have two highly skilled wingers to finish off the plays he sets up. If this trio meshes they could be a very effective scoring unit.

Paul Stastny C STL 4 Months

St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock likes to remind people the team added more than just Paul Stastny over the summer.

Speaking about the Blues' offseason acquisitions, Hitchcock was quick to compliment the other new members of the team, saying "...it was a combination of (Joakim) Lindstrom, (Jori) Lehtera and Paul. These are three point-producing players who really enhance our hockey club. All three are capable of playing top-six roles. Paul is a real good fit for us with the way he plays and the way we play. Lehtera is a real good fit, and we feel like Lindstrom has really improved his game. He has a number of good friends on the hockey club and he's going to be given a real chance to play in the top nine and see where it goes." It's hard to envision Lindstrom or Lehtera taking on a significant role of the power play for St. Louis, but both could have value in deeper formats.