St. Louis Blues: Jori Lehtera undergoes successful surgery

On August 4th, the St. Louis Blues organization reported that centerman Jori Lehtera had undergone successful surgery on his ankle. The 27-year-old forward suffered an injury at the end of last season to his right ankle. The Blues also noted that the timetable for him to return to skating will be about six to eight weeks. This is good news for the Blues organization, as Lehtera was...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jori Lehtera had surgery on his ankle, will be able to skate in 6 to 8 weeks

While the Blues mostly spent their day announcing their upcoming promo schedule for the new season, they also announced that Jori Lehtera had ankle surgery on his right ankle back on August 4th. Lehtera’s injury reportedly occurred at the end of last season and the team waited until the swelling went down before making a decision on how to move forward. The injury happened late...
Via Frozen Notes
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' Jori Lehtera out 6 to 8 weeks after ankle surgery

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues said that forward Jori Lehtera will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after recent surgery on his right ankle. Lehtera had surgery on Aug. 4. The Blues said the 27-year-old Lehtera was injured at the end of the season. St. Louis was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Minnesota Wild. Lehtera played in 75 regular-season games...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Forward Jori Lehtera Has Ankle Surgery

The St. Louis Blues announced today that forward Jori Lehtera underwent successful surgery on his right ankle on Aug. 4. Lehtera, 27, scored 14 goals and added 30 assists in his first NHL season with the Blues last season. According to the Blues, Lehtera “suffered the injury at the end of last season and is expected to […] The post Blues Forward Jori Lehtera Has Ankle Surgery...
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Blues forward Lehtera undergoes successful ankle surgery

Blues forward Jori Lehtera is officially on the road to recovery after offseason surgery.  General manager Doug Armstrong announced Monday that Lehtera had successful surgery on his right ankle Aug. 4. He suffered the injury at the end of last season and is expected to be available to skate in six to eight weeks. Lehtera, 27, appeared in 75 regular season games with the Blues during...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

An early look at the St. Louis Blues forward lines for the 2015-2016 season

Since its August and there really isn’t a whole lot going on around the NHL, lets take some time to make predictions about the coming season! For this article I’ll look at potential forward line combinations for the St. Louis Blues. The Blues have had an interesting offseason in making changes to their forward corps. First, they traded away TJ Oshie and got Troy Brouwer, goaltender...
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Division Offseason Roundup: St. Louis Blues

  Today marks the beginning of our roundtable series where we recap the offseason changes made by the Avalanche’s Central Division rivals. We won’t be delving too deep into the financial aspects of each team’s signings, focusing instead on how their new lineups will fare against the Avalanche in 2016. We start with the St. Louis Blues, who have had a relatively quiet summer...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues re-sign Vladimir Tarasenko

On Tuesday, star RW Vladimir Tarasenko signed an eight-year $60 million contract with the St. Louis Blues, the largest contract in the organization’s history. Initial reaction At first glance, this is a great thing for the Blues. The Blues get their star forward locked up for the next eight years, or basically for the prime of his career. This means the Blues will have a superstar...
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: The 5 biggest offseason moves so far

It has already been quite the busy offseason for the St. Louis Blues as they have been quick to begin to redevelop and rebrand their team into a group that is suited for a deep playoff run. Here are the five most important moves that the St. Louis Blues have made so far in the 2015 offseason: 1. Opting Not To Re-sign Barret Jackman After 13 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, the team...
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Lock up Vladimir Tarasenko long time!

I’ll be quite honest. The St. Louis Blues offseason has been just fine except for one thing. Vladimir Tarasenko hasn’t been signed yet. They resigned Robert Bortuzzo, Chris Butler, Jori Lehtera, Jake Allen and traded T.J. Oshie’s remaining 9 million away to Washington for a decent return. All that is left to do is give their most talented player a long term deal. Please lock...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Robert Bortuzzo is the new Jax

I know what you are thinking. Buffa, what the hell? You write about Justin Williams and the Caps sign him. You ponder the idea of Martin St. Louis and he retires. The St. Louis Blues haven’t signed Vladimir Tarasenko yet but gave Jori Lehtera a three year extension, signed Chris Butler and made sure their minor league Chicago Wolves affiliate was well stocked. What now? Well, the...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues give Jori Lehtera a three-year contract extension

While Blues fans wait for Vladimir Tarasenko to receive a new contract, the team rewarded Jori Lehtera with a three-year, $14.1 million extension. Lehtera’s current deal wasn’t going to expire until after the 2015-16 campaign, which means he’s now in the mix through 2018-19. Lehtera's deal is a 3 years, $14.1 million ($4.7 AAV). He will be paid $4.4 in 2016-17, $4.7 million...
Via Frozen Notes
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues sign F Jori Lehtera to 3-year contract extension

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Jori Lehtera to a three-year contract extension that will begin with the 2016-17 season. The 27-year-old Lehtera had 14 goals and 30 assists in 75 games in his first NHL season, and ranked second on the team with a plus-21 rating. He had two assists in five playoff games. Lehtera was a third-round draft pick in 2008 and spent...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues sign forward Jori Lehtera to three-year contract extension

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday the club has signed forward Jori Lehtera to a three-year contract extension. Lehtera's extension will begin with the 2016-17 season.   Lehtera, 27, appeared in 75 regular-season games with the Blues during his first NHL season in 2014-15, posting 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues scratch forward Jori Lehtera for Game 5

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues scratched forward Jori Lehtera because of a lower-body injury for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Lehtera has two assists in the series, playing on a line with top scorer Vladimir Tarasenko, and is a key member of the power play. He was injured in the third period of Game 4 absorbing a shot...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

No Coast Bias Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015 Preview: St. Louis Blues (1) vs. Minnesota Wild (4)

Season Recap: St. Louis Blues (51-24-7, 109 Points) The Blues came into the season looking to bolster an improving offense with the addition of Paul Stastny and did so admirably, now sporting one of the best center cores with Stastny, David Backes, Jori Lehtera, and a personal favorite, Marcel Goc. The Blues have been “primed [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Lehtera scores twice as the Wild fall 4-2 to the Blues to finish the regular season

ST PAUL, MN – MARCH 9: Charlie Coyle #3 of the Minnesota Wild controls the puck against Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues during the second period of the game on March 9, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) No one expected Minnesota to do much on Thursday against the Nashville Predators who were hoping to stay alive...
Via State of Hockey News
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Sutter Stepping up his Game at the Perfect Time

Brandon Sutter #16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jori Lehtera #12 of the St. Louis Blues skate for the loose puck at Consol Energy Center on March 24, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Penguins are flirting with making the Stanley Cup playoffs for the 9th straight season. However, their play as of late is concerning...
Via The Sports Journal
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Steen, Elliott lead way as Blues smother Flames in shutout win

  Alex Steen scored two goals and Brian Elliott made 25 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Jori Lehtera and David Backes also scored for St. Louis, which won for the fifth time in six games and moved into sole possession of first place in the Central Division -- one point ahead on Nashville. The Blues are in a three-way tie for...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Steen, Elliott lift Blues to 4-0 win over Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Alex Steen scored two goals and Brian Elliott made 25 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Jori Lehtera and David Backes also scored for St. Louis, which won for the fifth time in six games and moved into sole possession of first place in the Central Division - one point ahead on Nashville. The Blues are in...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Player and Play of the Week: March 8-14

Another week of Flyers hockey is in the books and it's time for us to give out our Player and Play of the Week honors. The Flyers struggled through the week, falling to the Devils on Sunday, 5-2, the Stars on Tuesday, 2-1, and the Blues, 1-0 in a shootout, on Thursday before picking up a huge win on Saturday against the Red Wings, 7-2. Brayden Schenn is our Player of the Week...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues get a chance to atone for loss last week to Flyers

The St. Louis Blues haven't had any trouble scoring since a quiet night in Philadelphia last week. Looking to return the favor at home, St. Louis goes for a third consecutive win when it faces the road-challenged Flyers on Thursday night. The Blues (42-19-5) are enjoying a 4-1-1 stretch, with the regulation defeat coming 3-1 at the hands of Philadelphia (28-27-13) last Thursday....
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

6 different Blues score goals in rout of Maple Leafs

  Six different St. Louis Blues players scored goals in a 6-1 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen each had three assists for the Blues (41-19-5), who snapped a two-game skid and moved to within two points of the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators. The loss was the Leafs' 28th in their past 35 games. Toronto goaltender Jonathan...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

With tough road ahead, Blues realize there's simply no time for complacency

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues took some critical steps during a two-day break to ensure inconsistent play and a humbling home loss doesn't turn into a full-blown slump. After following a hard practice Wednesday with a day of rest, center Jori Lehtera says the team spent longer than usual in its morning meetings to prepare for back-to-back home games against Eastern Conference playoff contenders...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Lehtera scores winner, Blues beat Panthers 2-1 in shootout

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Jori Lehtera scored the winning goal in the fifth round of a shootout, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Sunday. Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for St. Louis in the shootout, and Brad Boyes converted for Florida. Lehtera beat Roberto Luongo with a shot between the pads. Jaden Schwartz scored in regulation for the Blues, who are 15-3 in their...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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