Ian Cole D STL 7 Hrs

Cole (upper body) will play Saturday against the Oilers, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Cole missed Thursday's game against the Jets while battling a minor injury that had plagued him over the last few days. It appears that the day out of the lineup was all Cole needed to heal up, so he'll draw back in for Chris Butler, who heads to the press box as a healthy scratch.

Ian Cole D STL 2 Days

Cole (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Jets, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Per the report, Cole -- who has notched points in two of his last three games -- has been playing through a minor upper-body injury of late. Consider him day-to-day as Saturday's game against the Oilers approaches.

Ian Cole D STL 7 Days

Cole picked up his fourth goal of the season Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins. He scored on his only shot of the game and was plus-1 with two PIM and one hit.This goal sets a new career-high for Cole, which is as good an indication as any that he is a defensive specialist. The consecutive games with points is a nice bonus, so enjoy it while it lasts.

Ian Cole D STL 7 Days

Cole picked up an assist Friday in a win over the Bruins. He was plus-2, had two PIM, and added a hit.Cole has just seven points on the season, but his plus-16 rating is helping fantasy owners in deep leagues that count plus/minus.

Ian Cole D STL 16 Days

Cole provided an assist in Thursday's win over the Lightning.Locked into a third-pairing role for the Blues and tasked primarily with shutting down the opposition, Cole doesn't often see much involvement on the Blues' attack. He's managed only six points in 47 games this season.

Ian Cole D STL 3 Months

Cole found twine while skating to a plus-2 and fired three shots on net in Monday's 4-2 win over the visiting Panthers.

Cole only has three goals and four total points on the season, but they've all come in the last six games. His 21 PIM, 33 SOG and plus-8 on the season would certainly make him a potential fantasy asset should he be able to maintain some level of the offensive production he's flashed over the last 10 days, but the likelihood of that happening is probably slim at this point. In 140 games, the fifth-year NHLer now has 26 points.

Ian Cole D STL 3 Months

Cole tallied his team's lone goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.

Cole tied the game in the second period, but it turned out to be inconsequential since the Blackhawks answered with three more goals of their own. With just two goals and an assist in 25 games this season, there are better fantasy options out there in most leagues than Cole.

Ian Cole D STL 3 Months

Cole opened the scoring Tuesday against the Senators with his first goal (and point) of the season.

Cole is a marginal fantasy producer in pretty much every category, so he's easy to ignore in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

Ian Cole D STL 4 Months

Cole was credited with an assist in Thursday's victory over the Devils.

It was the blueliner's first point in 13 games this season, as he's mostly tasked with delivering strong play on his own end. Cole will remain a regular for the Blues on the third pairing with Barret Jackman, but there's little fantasy relevance to be had here.

Ian Cole D STL 11 Months

Ian Cole will be a healthy scratch agast Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.

Carlo Colaiacovo will take his spot on the St. Louis blueline alongside Roman Polak. No fantasy ramifications here.