Carl Gunnarsson D STL 8 Days

Gunnarsson picked up an assist Friday in a 5-1 win over the Bruins. He was plus-1 and blocked two shots in the contest.Gunnarsson has just 11 points on the season, but he is plus-13 and logging more than 17 minutes per game. He lack of offense makes him a less useful asset in shallow leagues, but in deep leagues his plus/minus rating is helpful.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 1 Month

Gunnarsson netted a rare goal in Monday's victory over the Avalanche.

It's just the second tally in 29 games on the season for the rearguard, who does his best work in front of the Blues' netminders. On a team with as much offensive firepower as the Blues, Gunnarsson simply isn't relied upon to be much of a puck mover, limiting his fantasy upside to an extent.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson (concussion) was activated from injured reserve and will play Friday against the Ducks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Gunnarsson has been out since Dec. 6 with the concussion, resulting in his second lengthy absence of the season after offseason hip surgery delayed his debut. The Blues plan to plug in him on the second pairing with Kevin Shattenkirk, where he'll function primary as a stay-at-home type.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

Gunnarsson's presence in practice lends more credence to the belief that he'll return to the ice Friday in Anaheim. Barring a setback, the defenseman should be expected to take the ice.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson (concussion) is expected to return for Friday's game in Anaheim, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

While he hasn't played since early December, Gunnarsson is now viewed as day-to-day. He's apparently unlikely to suit up for Tuesday's game against the Predators, leaving Friday as the expected return date.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson (concussion) skated with the team at Saturday's morning session.

While Gunnarsson won't suit up for Saturday's game with the Stars, coach Ken Hitchcock noted that the blueliner is now being viewed as day-to-day. Since he's been sidelined since Dec. 6, he may need another full practice or two to get his conditioning up to par, but a return to the lineup at some point next week would seem realistic.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson (concussion) is not ready to rejoin the team, reports Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Gunnarsson is recovering from a concussion and although he has started skating with the team he won't be ready for the Blues rematch with the Kings on Thursday.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson (concussion) skated with the team Tuesday morning, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Gunnarsson is set to miss his fourth straight game with the concussion, but his participation with the team signals he might not be far off a return. Coach Ken Hitchcock indicated that Gunnarsson has been cleared for full contact, but still needs to get in some conditioning work before he'll be activated from IR.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 3 Months

Gunnarsson (concussion) was on the ice for a workout Friday, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Gunnarsson was able to skate, handle the puck and take part in endurance drills in what was believed to be his first on-ice work since being diagnosed with a concussion. He's still awaiting clearance for contact, but his activity Friday would seem to represent an encouraging development.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 3 Months

Gunnarsson (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Coach Ken Hitchcock had noted over the last couple of days that Gunnarsson was making no notable progress with his recovery from the concussion, which made it likely that the Blues would be without the defenseman's services for multiple games. With that in mind, Gunnarsson was transferred to IR to open up a 23-man roster spot, which will be filled by the now-healthy Jay Bouwmeester (groin). There's no timetable yet for Gunnarsson's return.