The Blues signed Alex Steen to a four-year deal worth $23 million ($5.75M AAV).
Steen is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery that kept him out of the World Cup of Hockey, but he is expected to be ready for the start of the season. The 32-year-old winger has missed 37 games over the last three years, but has produced solid numbers despite injury woes. Steen has averaged 25 goals and 35 assists (60 points) over that stretch and should be expected to post similar numbers in 2016-17.
The Blues have placed Alex Steen (lower-body) on IR; will miss at least four weeks.
Steen suffered an upper-body injury after crashing into the boards following a hit from Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton. He go up clutching his arm and the injury he sustained will sideline him for at least three weeks. He will be re-evaluated at that time and the Blues will determine the next course of action. With Steen out, Magnus Paajarvi is expected to return to the lineup on Monday.
Steen left Saturday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Steen crashed into the boards after being hit by Coyotes’ defenseman Kevin Connauton. He got up hold his arm and went directly to the locker room. The Blues did not provide a post-game update on Steen’s status, but it did not look good.
Steen did not take part in the Blues morning skate and he will be held out of tonight’s game against the Canucks. With Steen out, Olli Jokinen will get back into the lineup. Steen should be available for Thursday's game vs. the Flames.
Despite Steen saying that he did not think he would play tonight, he will be back in the lineup after missing the last two games with a lower-body injury. Steen has five goals and 11 assists in 26 games this season.
Steen (lower-body) doesn't think he will play on Thursday.
Steen was at practice on Wednesday, but said that he will not play on Thursday vs. the Islanders. It will be the third straight game that he has missed, but his availability at practice on Wednesday suggests that he is close and could be back for Saturday's clash with the Avalanche.
Steen (lower-body) is not expected to play on Monday.
Steen, who missed Saturday’s game on Long Island, did not take part in the Blues morning skate, which suggests that he will miss a second straight game. Steen’s injury is not believed to be serious, so consider him day-to-day.
Steen took part in warmups, but was a late scratch for the afternoon's game vs. the Islanders. Coach Hitchcock said that a couple of players are banged up, so it sounds like Steen is battling a minor injury. Joakim Lindstrom will enter the lineup.
Steen (flu) is not on the ice for the Blues morning skate.
Steen stepped onto the ice alone before the skate, but as soon as his teammates started filing onto the ice, he left. Steen is among a few Blues' players battling the flu, expect an update after practice, but it doesn't look like Steen will be in tonight.