The move to place Paajarvi on waivers opens the door for the Blues to keep all three goalies (Elliott, Brodeur and Allen) on the roster together for the time-being. Paajarvi has one assist and a minus-2 rating in 10 games this season.
Paajarvi will be back in the lineup tonight after sitting for the last three games. He has one assist in six games this season and is expected to skate with Alex Steen and Paul Stastny tonight vs. the Habs.
Paajarvi suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's win over the Oilers. He was at practice this morning, but left early. Brendan Morrow will slide back into the lineup after being a healthy scratch last night.
Paajarvi was a healthy scratch on Sunday, but will get back in the lineup tonight. Paajarvi has six goals and four assists (10 points) in 42 games this season. He has played under 10 minutes in five of the last seven games, so his fantasy value is non-existent at this point.
The St. Louis Blues announced today the club has placed forward Magnus Paajarvi on injured reserve.
Paajarvi has no points and is a minus-1 through his first four games with the Blues. His placement on IR is likely retroactive to October 26th, which would make him eligible to return on Saturday vs. Tampa Bay - but that is not official.
Paajarvi missed Tuesday's game vs. the Jets and also missed Wednesday's practice with an upper-body injury. The Blues will decide tomorrow if Paajarvi will travel with the team to Florida for Friday's contest with the Panthers.
Paajarvi will miss the game against the Jets and is day-to-day after being checked in the offensive zone by the Predators' Victor Bartley midway through the first period on Saturday. "Magnus is going to be day-to-day. He won’t play on Tuesday and then we'll just evaluate him on the road trip and see how he feels," said Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock.