Alex Pietrangelo D STL 3 Days

Pietrangelo scored his sixth of the season Sunday in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Canucks. He took two PIM, two shots and added a blocked shot on the night.

Pietrangelo is plugging along playing heavy minutes and contributing here and there on offense for the Blues. There was some thought that he might take off with teammate Kevin Shattenkirk down due to injury, but it hasn't happened. Still, the 24-year-old should surpass 40 points and finish in the top-25 scorers among defensemen, which is a good season by most standards.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 8 Days

Pietrangelo picked up an assist Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to the Canadiens. He added two shots, a hit, and two blocked shots on the night.

Pietrangelo's production is off of last year's pace, but he is still trending to a 40-point season and ranks 27th among defensemen in scoring. Perhaps more disconcerting are his minus-2 rating and mere six power-play points on the season, which are both below his career norm. Still, Pietrangelo is actually putting a few more shots on net this year and should total nearly 200 shots for the year, so if his shooting percentage comes up toward his career rate (5.3%) over the final 20 games of the season he could find the back of the net a few more times.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 12 Days

Pietrangelo scored his fifth goal of the season Friday in a 5-1 win over the Bruins. He had two PIM, two shots, four blocked shots, and a hit in the game.Pietrangelo is off last season's scoring pace a bit, but his 31 points is tied for 25th among defensemen and he still has a good shot to reach the 40-point plateau. He is logging heavy minutes in the absence of all-star teammate Kevin Shattenkirk, which will hopefully not lead to him wearing down as the season goes on.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 20 Days

Pietrangelo picked up an assist Thursday in a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay. He was plus-2 and fired two shots on net.After going several games without a point, Pietrangelo has assists in two of the last three games and has brought his point total up to 30 in 55 games

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 24 Days

Pietrangelo picked up an assist Sunday in a 4-2 loss to Chicago. He took one shot and added two hits with three blocks in the contest.

This was Pietrangelo's first point in four games and first since teammate Kevin Shattenkirk when down with an abdominal injury. Pietrangelo needs to step up in Shattenkrik's absence and perhaps his performance Sunday is a sign that he is ready to do so.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 1 Month

Pietrangelo picked up an assist Friday in a shootout win over Carolina. He was plus-1 and added one shot, two hits, and a blocked shot in the game.

Like many of his teammates, January has treated Pietrangelo well as he has picked up seven points in 11 games since the calendar flipped. He has been overshadowed by teammate Kevin Shattenkirk this year, but Pietrangelo is having a solid season with 28 points, an even rating, and 125 shots on goal through 48 games.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 2 Months

Pietrangelo logged an assist, two PIM and a plus-1 rating in Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs.

After strangely sitting with a double-digit negative rating in plus/minus for much of the season despite the Blues' winning ways, Pietrangelo is beginning to notice a return to normalcy in that regard. He's produced six points while going plus-10 in his eight January games, bringing his season rating to a palatable minus-1 in the process.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 2 Months

Pietrangelo extended his point streak to three games and four assists with two helpers in Saturday's shootout win over the Hurricanes.

He now has 25 points in 42 games, a pace that will come close to matching his career best in points (51). But he's strangely minus-5 on the season and that's the first time since he played just nine games in 2009-10 that he's been on the wrong side of that category. He seems to be starting to change things there, though -- he's plus-6 in his last five games.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 2 Months

Pietrbngelo picked up an assist Thursday in the Blues' 7-2 demolition of San Jose. He was plus-2, took one shot, and added one hit in the victory.

Pietrangelo has been overshadowed by teammate Kevin Shattenkirk's phenomenal first half, but he has quietly snuck into the top 25 scorers among defensemen with 23 points - a pace which would leave him just five points shy of his career-high 51 from last year. He has also improved his shot rate by almost a full shot per game. An uncharacteristic minus-7 rating may mask how good he has been in fantasy this year and, if the Pietrbngelo owner in your league is doubting him, now is the time to pounce.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 2 Months

Pietrangelo picked up an assist in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.

After putting together a seven-game point streak from Dec. 6 through Dec. 20, Pietrangelo has since underwent a bit of a scoring drought, producing just two points over his past seven games. The 24-year-old has been the victim of some bad luck this season with a career-worst 3.5 shooting rate and an ugly minus-9 rating, despite playing for a team that's 11 games over .500. Pietrangelo figures to notice some improvement in both areas, and even if he doesn't, he's still been plenty useful for fantasy owners this season. He's tied for 21st place league-wide in defenseman scoring with 22 points in 40 games.