St. Louis (lower-body) is expected to skate on Thursday.
St. Louis has missed the last four games, but returned to the ice on Thursday. He was expected to miss 10-14 days and today marks the 10-day point. He is expected to be out until next week, which means he will miss three more games.
St. Louis left Sunday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
St. Louis left with what appeared to be a knee injury after he fell awkwardly in a collision with Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov and left the game with just over three minutes to play. Alain Vigneault said the initial review was that the injury "doesn't seem to be serious, but we'll know more [Monday].''
With Derek Stepan still sidelined with a fractured fibula, the Rangers have been searching for someone to centre their top-line all season. St. Louis started the season there but has spent that last week back on the wing. Tonight, it looks like Kevin Hayes (who was centring the top-line) will be a healthy scratch with Ryan Malone entering the lineup. This would mean that St. Louis would move back to the middle, likely between Rick Nash and Chris Kreider. However, head coach Alain Vigneault said the lineup has not been finalized. We will likely have to wait until pre-game warmups to determine the lines and scratches.
St. Louis will start the season at centre with Derek Stepan on IR.
St. Louis is expected to centre the Rangers top-line with Rick Nash and Chris Kreider while Derick Brassard centres the second line and stays with Mats Zuccarello and J.T Miller and Dominic Moore round out the group of centres. St. Louis volunteered to play centre, so it will be interesting to see how he is able to make the transition after years of playing on the wing.
St. Louis (flu) will be a game-time decision Monday.
St. Louis has no goals and three assists in his first 10 games with the Rangers. Fellow top-6 forward Derek Stepan is also a game-time decision with the flu, so New York could potentially be very shorthanded tonight vs. Phoenix. Monitor St. Louis' status prior to puck-drop.
St. Louis has arrived in New York and will play tonight vs. the Maple Leafs.
St. Louis was dealt this morning for Ryan Callahan and a pair of draft picks. He will step into the lineup tonight and is expected to skate on a line with his former teammate Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin. St. Louis led the NHL in points with 60 last season and walks into the Rangers dressing room with 29 goals and 32 assists for 61 points, which is tied for eighth in the league.
The Lightning have traded St. Louis to the Rangers for Ryan Callahan, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2014 second round pick.
Things had gone sour with St. Louis and Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and the result was St. Louis asking for a trade. Yzerman has granted St. Louis' request by sending him to the Rangers and reuniting him with former teammate Brad Richards. Without Steven Stamkos for 45 games, St. Louis still had 29 goals and 32 assists in 62 games this season.
St. Louis requested a trade last month according to multiple sources.
There had been rumours that the Rangers are inquiring about St. Louis, but it seemed unlikely that he would be dealt because he is the captain of the Lightning and has been with the team since 2000-01. There is no word whether his trade request is associated with originally being snubbed from Team Canada by GM Steve Yzerman (a team he was later named to and won a gold medal with). There is no guarantee that St. Louis will be dealt, but with the Lightning poised to make a playoff run, they will want NHL ready and likely proven playoff performer(s) in return. St. Louis has 25 goals and 31 assists (56 points) with a plus-15 rating in 58 games.