OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
2 months ago

Steen will not require surgery on his broken foot, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A true testament to his heart and dedication, Steen reportedly played through his broken foot during the playoffs, an injury exacerbated by his blocking a shot versus the Predators in Game 4 of the conference semifinals. Considering that the Canadian-born Swede managed to play through the ailment and avoided going under the knife, we can see him being ready for training camp if given ample rest. Of course, Steen is a 12-year veteran, and we wouldn't be concerned even if he's ultimately forced to miss a portion of the preseason.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
2 months ago

Steen sustained a broken foot during Game 1 of the Blues' first-round series against the Wild, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rutherford elaborates that Steen's foot broke even further when he blocked a shot during Game 4 against the Predators, leading to his sitting out Game 5. With the Blues' season over following Sunday's loss to Nashville, Steen can turn his attention to getting his foot healed and getting healthy for training camp in the fall. The 33-year-old finished the playoff run with three goals, four assists and 17 shots on goal.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
2 months ago

Steen (lower body) will be in the lineup for Game 6, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite not participating in line rushes during pregame, Steen found his way onto the ice after missing Game 5. With seven points in nine playoff games, he's been a key cog in the Preds offense this postseason.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
2 months ago

Steen (lower body) took warmups ahead of Game 6, but didn't participate in line rushes, suggesting he will miss the contest, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Steen appears to be closing in on a return, but it will require the Blues extending the series to Game 7 for him to have another opportunity at dressing. The club will roll with the same lineup as they did in Game 5, attempting to force a Game 7 back in St. Louis.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
2 months ago

Steen (lower body) joined the team as it traveled to Nashville for Game 6, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Steen missed Game 5 because of the injury, but the Blues still staved off elimination to force a Game 6. His availability should be determined ahead of puck drop, but the fact that the veteran traveled means he has a shot at playing.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
3 months ago

Steen will not play Friday's Game 5 due to his lower-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

Steen has been powering through his ailment for the entire playoffs, but apparently the injury has gotten bad enough that he will not be able to suit up for Game 5. Dmitrij Jaskin will slot into the lineup in place of Steen and is slated to skate on the second line Friday.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
3 months ago

Steen has been playing through a lower-body injury that has kept him from practicing during the playoffs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Steen has not had to miss any game action due to his injury and is not likely to unless it takes a turn for the worse, but the team has decided to let him skip practices so as to keep him fresh for the games. Despite the ailment, the 33-year-old has been quite productive through the first two rounds of the playoffs, posting three goals and four assists while averaging 19:25 of ice time, including 3:20 on the power play, through nine games.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
3 months ago

Steen factored into the scoring Saturday, as the Blues prevailed over the Wild to move on to the conference semifinals.

EDGE Analysis

Steen went top shelf in the first period to give St. Louis a 2-0 lead. He's a dependable forward, closing out the opening series with two goals, two assists and a plus-2 rating. The Predators are up next for the Blues -- Steen's scored 13 goals with 14 assists against them in 42 career regular-season contests.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
4 months ago

Steen assisted on all four goals in a 4-1 win Monday over the visiting Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

Steen snapped a four-game point drought in style in this one, setting up each and every one of the Blues' goals at even strength for a plus-4 rating. He's now one point off cracking the 50-point plateau for the fourth straight season, but it's worth noting his 104 shots on goal have him on pace for his lowest in a full campaign since 2008-09 with Toronto.

OUTAlexander Steen
C STL
4 months ago

Steen moved to top scoring line during Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Steen moved up to fill the void left by Paul Stastny, who suffered a lower-body injury. If Stastny is forced to miss game time it would be a nice assignment for Steen on the top unit working with the dynamic Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz.