Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

The St. Louis Blues think that a left-handed defenseman like Carl Gunnarsson will be a good fit for them.

Gunnarsson figures to play on one of the Blues' top-two defensive pairings. The most likely scenario is that he'll play alongside Kevin Shattenkirk, but obviously that's subject to change. Unfortunately, Gunnarsson doesn't have the offensive upside necessary to make him a factor in standard fantasy leagues.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 2 Months

The St. Louis Blues have acquired Carl Gunnarsson and the 94th pick in this year's entry draft for Roman Polak.

The Blues take a little salary cap hit to get a younger defenseman and a fourth-round pick. Not a bad swap. Gunnarsson's fantasy fortunes will change little in St. Louis. He is still not worth drafting in hockey pools.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 4 Months

Carl Gunnarsson has undergone hip surgery.

Gunnarsson is expected to be fine for the start of training camp, so this is just an FYI. He had three goals and 17 points in 80 games in 2013-14.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 5 Months

Carl Gunnarsson found the back of the net in Toronto's 5-3 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night.

He has been an unlikely source of offense of late, with two goals and two assists in his last seven games. Gunnarsson has reached the 20-point mark once his five-year career and now he has 17. He's known more for being a solid defensive presence and he currently ranks fifth in the NHL with 166 blocked shots.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 7 Months

Carl Gunnarsson scored for the first time in 83 games in Monday's win over Phoenix.

It was his first goal of the season and his seventh point in 50 games. Gunnarsson isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he has racked up 114 hits and 116 blocks to go with a plus-10 rating.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 8 Months

Carl Gunnarsson is back in the lineup from his wrist injury.

He missed one game with the ailment. He is projected to be paired with Cody Franson against Carolina on Thursday night.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 8 Months

Carl Gunnarsson (wrist) is listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's match in Carolina.

He missed Tuesday's game with a sore wrist after he was injured early into Saturday's contests against the New York Rangers.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 8 Months

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson will undergo an MRI for his upper-body injury on Monday.

Reports indicate that Gunnarsson's injury is elbow-related. The Maple Leafs might keep that under wraps, anyway, but we might know more about the extent of that injury early next week.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 8 Months

Carl Gunnarsson left the game against the Rangers with an upper-body injury.

The defenseman didn't play after a first-period hit from Carl Hagelin. He logged 5:06 and had a shot on goal. Gunnarsson has played an average of 20:05 and the inconsistent Leafs defensive group can ill afford to lose him for an extended period.

Carl Gunnarsson D STL 9 Months

The Toronto defense has been a source of instability all season but Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle will not break up the pairing of Carl Gunnarsson and Dion Phaneuf.

This is the only defense pairing that has remained a constant for the Leafs from start to present. "I would say at this point we think that they're our go-to pair," Carlyle said. "Right now, I don't think (breaking up the two) is a possibility for us. . .But coaches change their minds." Searching for balance, Carlyle split Gunnarsson and Phaneuf for the first 28 games last season with Phaneuf playing alongside Korbinian Holzer and current Blackhawk Michael Kostka. By mid-March, though, he abandoned the plan and reconnected the team's usual top pairing.