Carl Gunnarsson D STL 10 Days

Gunnarsson scored his first goal as a member of the Blues, adding an assist and a plus-3 rating, in Thursday's win over the Predators.

A heck of a game for Gunnarsson, who had gone six straight games without a point. He's not known for his offense, never having kicked in more than 20 points in a season, so this is unlikely to be the start of a big bust-out.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 24 Days

Gunnarsson had an assist Thursday in a win over the Ducks. He was plus-1 and took one shot in just 10:43 of ice time.

This was Gunnarsson's second game of the season and first point since joining the Blues in an off-season trade from Toronto. His ice time should ramp up going forward as his legs get stronger.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 27 Days

Gunnarsson (hip) will play Tuesday against the Stars, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Gunnarsson has been sidelined for the entire season so far after undergoing offseason hip surgey, but will finally make his debut in a Blues sweater Tuesday. The blueliner recorded three goals and 14 assists in 80 games with the Maple Leafs last season.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 1 Month

Gunnarsson (hip) still doesn't sound like he's ready to make his season debut, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

The Blues' medical staff has granted Gunnarsson clearance to play and is simply waiting for the defenseman to alert them when he's good to go, but he's evidently not comfortable with his hip just yet. Jordan Leopold will continue to occupy a regular spot on defense for the Blues until Gunnarsson feels the pain in his hip has fully dissipated.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 1 Month

Gunnarsson (hip) will not play in either of the Blues' back-to-back weekend tilts, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Gunnarsson resumed taking contact in practice earlier this week, but he's still trying to make up for the extensive time he missed in training camp with the hip concern. The Blues recalled Petteri Lindbohm from AHL Chicago as insurance on defense for the weekend contests, but will likely return him to the minors next week, if Gunnarsson is ready to go as expected.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 1 Month

Gunnarsson (hip) was on the ice Tuesday as a participant in full-contact practice, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Coach Ken Hitchcock noted that Gunnarsson looked good during the session, while seeing involvement in every drill. Gunnarsson is considered doubtful to play Thursday versus the Kings due to his limited practice time thus far, but a return to action in one or both of the Blues' final two games of the road trip over the weekend seems plausible.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 1 Month

Gunnarsson has been cleared to play by doctors, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Gunnarsson, who the Blues acquired in the off-season from Toronto, had hip surgery in the off-season and has yet to suit up for a game this season. When he will make his debut is still up in the air, but he is physically ready to do so now.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson was able to ditch his non-contact jersey during Thursday's morning skate, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Coach Ken Hitchcock said the team hopes to have Gunnarsson cleared for full contact by Monday. After absorbing contact for three or four days, Gunnarsson could be available for the Blues at some point during the team's West Coast road trip later that week.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson (hip) will not be placed on injured reserve to begin the season, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Gunnarsson has already been ruled out for at least the first week of the season, but the Blues will attempt to get by with 22 players for the time being while their schedule remains light. In avoiding the IR move, the Blues will be able to save some salary cap space in the short-term. However, if Gunnarsson's condition doesn't improve as quickly as anticipated, the Blues may be forced to make a roster move.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

Gunnarsson (hip) won't be ready for the beginning of the regular season, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Gunnarsson had offseason surgery to repair a hip flexor, and had to wear a red no-contact jersey at practice Saturday. Coach Ken Hitchcock acknowledged the team would be without his services to start the season, but didn't give a timetable for his return.