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Stastny found the net for the third time this season in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

Stastny's empty-netter in the game's final minute was largely inconsequential, but at least gave the center an opportunity to give something back to fantasy owners after providing precious little to date. Though Stastny was the Blues' most high-profile offseason acquisition at center, discount pickup Jori Lehtera has been the far better performer for the Blues, making minutes a little scarcer than anticipated for Stastny. The 28-year-old is averaging two and a half minutes fewer ice time with the Blues than he enjoyed with the Avs a season ago, producing six points and a minus-5 rating over 13 games.

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Stastny potted the game-winning goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Predators.

The goal came on Stastny's lone shot of the game and marked his first point since returning from injured reserve three games earlier. The struggling Stastny saw just 11:57 of action with the Blues having all their forwards at full health, but look for his ice time to rise once he becomes further removed from the upper-body injury.

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Stastny was held without a point in 18:17 of ice time Tuesday in a 6-1 win over Buffalo. He failed to register a shot and only won 38% of his face offs in the contest.

Stastny has now gone three straight games without a point since his return from an upper body injury. While he is back up to a regular shift he is clearly not up to speed. Patience will be required with the Blues' center as he works his way back following a two week absence.

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Stastny (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

With Stastny officially reinstated to the Blues' 23-man roster, he'll be cleared to return to the lineup Thursday for his first game since Oct. 18. Stastny had a goal and three assists over four games prior to suffering the injury.

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Stastny (upper body) confirmed after the Blues' morning skate that he would play Thursday against the Devils, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The Blues will still need to officially activate Stastny from injured reserve, but that's just a mere formality at this point. Stastny was a full participant in morning skate and doesn't look like he'll face any limitations in his return from a nearly three-week absence. He's expected to center the Blues' second line, joined by Alexander Steen and Joakim Lindstrom.

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Stastny (upper body) will likely play in Thursday's game against the Devils, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

Stastny skated on a regular line and got in power play work during Thursday's morning skate, which are both indications he will return to action Thursday. Expect an update on Stastny's status when the Blues make an official decision on his availability for Thursday night.

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Stastny (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Devils, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

While Stastny will miss another game Tuesday, he was able to take part in Tuesday's morning skate, and head coach Ken Hitchcock said "(Stastny) is within days" of returning action. That would indicate a likely return either Thursday against the same Devils squad the Blue will play Tuesday, or Saturday against the Predators.

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Stastny (upper body) was a full participant at Monday's morning skate.

Stastny is travelling with the team on their current road trip, but it sounds like he'll probably wait until the weekend to return to the lineup.

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Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said Saturday that Stastny (upper body) will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reports.

A report earlier in the day indicated Stastny was still a week away from returning, but his presence on the road trip seems to contradict that information. The Blues hit the road for a back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday, so it would appear that he has at least a chance of playing in one or both of those games.

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Stastny (upper body) is still a week away from returning, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

The center got off to a hot start with his new team, racking up a goal and three assists through his first four games, but hasn't been in the lineup since October 18. He'll continue to watch from the press box for another week or so, but it's worth keeping an eye on his rehab progress.