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The Blues will be without forward Sammy Blais for their next two games. NHL Player Safety announced Thursday night that Blais has been suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews. St. Louis’ Sammy Blais has been suspended for two games for an Illegal Check to …

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The St. Louis Blues got off to a great start Wednesday night — the kind of start that hints at a return to Stanley Cup contender status after their letdown in the playoff bubble last summer. The Blues inflicted a 4-1 loss on the Colorado Avalanche, the popular pick to win the one-year-only West Division, in both …

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DENVER — Oskar Sundqvist scored twice and blocked four shots, Jordan Binnington made 26 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. Jordan Kyrou also found the net after being recalled from the taxi squad, and new addition Kyle Clifford added another …

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists in his return to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup, and the defending Stanley Cup champions opened the season with 5-1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Stamkos underwent surgery in early March that kept him out of all but one game …

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Blues forward Mike Hoffman won’t be able to play in the Blues’ regular-season opener. The club announced shortly before Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche that Hoffman is ineligible to play due to work visa issues. Hoffman, who signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Blues on Monday after participating in training camp …

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SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Kevin Connauton on a one-year, two-way contract. Connauton is expected to be assigned to the Panthers Taxi Squad. Connauton, 30, appeared in four regular season games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2019-20 and 38 regular season games with the Colorado …

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers got goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back Wednesday, the two-time Vezina Trophy winner joining the club on the ice for the first time since training camp started. Bobrovsky had been on the team’s “unfit to play” list since camp began Jan. 3. That term covers anyone who didn’t participate in …

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Jordan Kyrou and Mackenzie MacEachern are back where they were expected to be when the season begins tonight — on the St. Louis Blues’ 23-man active roster. When the team’s roster was revealed Tuesday, Vladimir Tarasenko was on it and Kyrou and MacEachern were on the taxi squad. But that was temporary. On Wednesday, Tarasenko, who is …

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David Perron sees at least some upside in the NHL’s rules about coaches wearing a face mask this season. “If it can keep Chief from yelling a little bit sometimes too much, then that’s great,” the veteran forward said of St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube. “But we do like the big guy barking sometimes.” …

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Click here for the printable FOX Sports North Minnesota Wild crossword puzzle. Tired of binge watching television and scrolling through social media as you while you wait around for the vaccine? Missing the NHL? Want to give your brain a little boost in activity? Looking to celebrate the Minnesota Wild’s 20th anniversary in a different …

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