Steve Ott C STL 4 Days

Ott picked up an assist Saturday against Chicago, his first point of the season. He had two hits and two PIM in the contest.

Ott has been bouncing around the top three lines for the Blues, but he is a checker at this stage of his career. He has three shots in seven games so far.

Steve Ott C STL 9 Days

Ott appears set to assume the top-line spot made available by Paul Stastny's upper-body injury, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

It was believed that Alexander Steen would reunite with former linemates David Backes and T.J. Oshie in the wake of Stastny's injury, but coach Ken Hitchcock has surprisingly decided to give Ott the first look. Ott offers a similar hard-nosed ruggedness to Backes on the defensive end, but doesn't provide the same sort of offensive impact that Steen would. Still, a potential multi-game stay with Oshie and Backes will afford him more scoring opportunities than he would receive in his typical bottom-six role.

Steve Ott C STL 4 Months

Steve Ott said he was committed to re-signing with St. Louis.

"I wanted to go to St. Louis," Ott said. "That was my No. 1 spot. I told my agent, 'Listen, let's make this work any which way we can.' My heart was already locked up with St. Louis. I'm happy that my family and myself, we're where we wanted to be. That was my No. 1 thing, to be a Blue again." Ott joined the Blues as part of the Ryan Miller trade. He had three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 games with them last season.

Steve Ott C STL 4 Months

Steve Ott said he was committed to re-signing with St. Louis.

"I wanted to go to St. Louis," Ott said. "That was my No. 1 spot. I told my agent, 'Listen, let's make this work any which way we can.' My heart was already locked up with St. Louis. I'm happy that my family and myself, we're where we wanted to be. That was my No. 1 thing, to be a Blue again." Ott joined the Blues as part of the Ryan Miller trade. He had three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 games with them last season.

Steve Ott C STL 4 Months

Steve Ott has agreed to a two-year, $5.2 million contract extension with the St. Louis Blues.

The Blues acquired Ott from the Buffalo Sabres as part of the Ryan Miller trade. He's known primarily for his gritty play, but he does chip in offensively. He had 23 points and 92 penalty minutes in 82 games in 2013-14.

Steve Ott C STL 4 Months

It was speculated prior to the start of free agency that Steve Ott might circle back to the Buffalo Sabres, but that appears to be far less likely now.

The Sabres have been busy during the free agent period thus far, while adding Brian Gionta, Matt Moulson, Josh Gorges and Andrej Meszaros. "I don't know if he's a possibility," said GM Tim Murray. "I certainly reflected on what we did and was very happy with what we did." Ott is still out there as an unrestricted free agent.

Steve Ott C STL 4 Months

The St. Louis Blues would like to re-sign Steve Ott, but the negotiations have "gone quiet," according to GM Doug Armstrong.

That meshes with a recent report from Craig Custance. The Blues acquired Ott from the Buffalo Sabres as part of the Ryan Miller deal. "He's a really good sort of jack of all trades," Armstrong said. "He can go up and down in your lineup. Obviously I don't think there's any more expanded growth in Steve Ott's game - he is what he is. We want to do fair contracts, but we don't want to be anybody's retirement package."

Steve Ott C STL 4 Months

There's nothing new to report on contract talks between Steve Ott and the St. Louis Blues.

It looks like he'll be available as an unrestricted free agent in July and Craig Custance of ESPN believes Ott could end up back with the Buffalo Sabres. Ott was the captain of the team before he was traded to the Blues as part of the Ryan Miller deal.

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Steve Ott's tenure with the St. Louis Blues could be at an end.

"I don't know what my situation is. It's way too early to even think about that," he said. "I don't want to think about that. I'm still thinking I'm running for a Cup right now." He was acquired from Buffalo as part of the Ryan Miller deal and can become an unrestricted free agent in July. Ott didn't get a goal in 29 games, including the playoffs, with the Blues. He also had a minus-15 rating. Ott picked up three assists in the regular season and another two during the team's first-round playoff exit versus Chicago.

Steve Ott C STL 6 Months

Steve Ott doesn't have a goal since becoming a member of the St. Louis Blues.

He has appeared in 24 regular season games and four playoff contests with his new squad after joining the Blues. Ott has two assists in the postseason and one of them came Wednesday night. He also picked four penalty minutes and seven hits.