Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
1 month ago

Paajarvi has logged just 10:12 of ice time per game in his previous five outings.

EDGE Analysis

After averaging over 12 minutes of ice time through the opening 10 contests of the 2017-18 campaign, Paajarvi suddenly finds himself watching from the bench more often than not. The silver lining for fantasy owners -- if you want to see it -- is that the winger had been suiting up on a game-to-game basis until Monday's clash with the Flames. Whether Paajarvi remains a healthy scratch long term likely depends on the performance of Beau Bennett -- who rejoined the lineup following a four-game stint in the press box.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
2 months ago

Paajarvi will be on a line with Oskar Sundqvist and rookie Tage Thompson for Wednesday's opener against the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Paajarvi has played in 308 NHL games between Edmonton and St. Louis. His linemates? They've played a combined 28. Paajarvi has been a lifetime third-line man, and he hasn't played over 55 games in a season since the 2013-14 campaign. After head coach Mike Yeo took over last season, he played every game, posting seven goals, five assists and a plus-9 rating through 29 games. Thompson likely wouldn't have made the 23-man roster if it wasn't to injuries higher in the depth chart, but he proved to Yeo that he could be a valuable asset at just 19 years old. The adjustment phase may be difficult; nevertheless, this line gelled in camp and could be a sneaky source of points for an injury-riddled Blues' squad.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
6 months ago

Paajarvi signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Blues on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Paajarvi appeared in 40 games with the Blues last season, notching 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) over that span. The big-bodied winger appeared in 37 of St. Louis' final 40 games after Mike Yeo took over as the team's head coach in February, so it's safe to assume he'll be a regular in the Blues' lineup in 2017-18. However, he'll likely be skating in a bottom-six role next season, so his limited ice time and lack of offensive upside will keep him off the fantasy radar in most formats.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
6 months ago

Paajarvi was extended a qualifying offer by the Blues, Fox Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

When head coach Mike Yeo took full control of the program in February, he liked the consistent fire that Paajarvi added nightly, and in March he made sure he would be with the big club for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old winger then played 37 of the last 40 games of the season, scoring eight goals -- including the series-clincher against Minnesota -- and 15 points, with a plus-10 rating. Even with the eventual re-emergence of Robby Fabbri (knee), Paajarvi should be suiting up for the Note in nearly every game next season.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
8 months ago

Paajarvi potted a series-winning goal in overtime Saturday against the Wild.

EDGE Analysis

This was the first career playoff goal for Paajarvi in eight games, and one that he'll never forget. He's locked into a bottom-six role, but suddenly becomes more valuable in fantasy playoff settings because the Blues have advanced and there's more opportunity for him to shine.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
8 months ago

Paajarvi picked up an assist in Sunday's 3-2 win against the Avalanche.

EDGE Analysis

It was Paajarvi's first assist in the month of April, and just his second point since his two-goal outburst March 23 against the Canucks. Next up is a playoff series with the Wild. He isn't going to garner much attention in postseason fantasy pools. For what it's worth, he did light the lamp once in two regular-season meetings against Minnesota.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
9 months ago

Paajarvi deposited two goals in just 10:34 of ice time in Thursday's 4-1 win over Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

It was a night for the Blues' secondary scorers who scored the the first three goals before an empty-netter sealed the deal. Paajarvi has scored three goals over the last three games and is rewriting his history with St. Louis. He had just 23 points in his first 116 games in the organization; since being recalled in February, the 25-year-old has posted 10 points, including seven goals, over 20 games.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
9 months ago

Paajarvi's third-period, power-play goal was the game-winner Monday in the Blues' 3-1 win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Paajarvi is known for his speed and the hockey plays he can make as a result of that speed, but Monday's game-winner was an ugly one. A net-front scrum produced a bouncing puck that glanced off his body for his fifth goal in 18 games. He's been a nightly member of the active lineup since being called up early February, typically skating on the third or fourth lines, but Monday was the first time he was given extended minutes on the power play.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
9 months ago

Paajarvi will remain up with the Blues for the remainder of the season, Jeremy Ruhterford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

As the Blues made moves to make other young players -- Ivan Barbashev and Zach Sanford -- eligible to play in the AHL playoffs, the club didn't do that with Paajarvi. He's been suiting up on the third line, generating some offense with his speed, but was a non-factor in Friday's 3-0 loss to Winnipeg.

Magnus Paajarvi
LW STL
10 months ago

Paajarvi scored a goal and had four shots on net over 14:26 of ice time in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Paajarvi took advantage of a Chicago turnover in their own zone to give St. Louis a lift in the first period after they had fallen behind, 2-0. He's been placed in a top-9 role and has delivered four points (three goals, one assist) over eight games since being called up in early February. Speed is his calling card, but until now he hasn't made an impact offensively. With Robby Fabbri (knee) done for the season, the Blues need one of their minor leaguers to be the next man up and Paajarvi is doing that right now.