The Blues have signed Mackenzie MacEachern to a two-year extension worth $1.8 million ($900K AAV).
After splitting the 2018-19 campaign between the NHL and AHL, MacEachern spent the entire 2019-20 season (until it was paused) with the Blues, scoring seven goals with three assists (10 points) in 50 games. The 26-year-old, former third-round pick now has 10 goals and five assists (15 points) in 79 career NHL games and will now be a fixture in St. Louis' bottom-6 for at least the next few seasons.
The Blues have signed Marco Scandella to a four-year contract extension worth 13.1 million ($3.275M AAV).
Scandella was acquired from the Canadiens in mid-February for a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2021--the condition was if St. Louis re-signed Scandella, so it's officially a 2020 second and a 2021 fourth round pick for the 30-year-old blueliner. After joining the Blues, Scandella picked up one assist, 15 hits and seven blocked shots while playing 20:18 ATOI in 11 games. When the season was paused, he had nine points (3G / 6A) in 31 games in 2019-20.
The Blues signed Sammy Blais to a two-year contract extension worth $3.0 million ($1.5M AAV).
After splitting time between the NHL and AHL in the last two years, Blais was a full-time NHLer in 2019-20. He missed some time due to right wrist surgery in November but produced 13 points (6G / 7A) in the 40 games he appeared in before the league was paused. Blais was a physical force when in the lineup, leading the Blues with 155 hits (3.9 Hits/GP).
The Blues signed Tyler Tucker to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Tucker was a seventh-round pick in 2018 and finished the 2019-20 OHL season eighth among defensemen with 56 points (17G / 39A) in 55 games between the Barrie Colts and Flint Firebirds. He will likely report to San Antonio (AHL) when he turns pro.
The Blues signed Scott Perunovich to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Perunovich was drafted in the second-round (No.45 overall) in 2018 and finished his junior year with a team-leading 40 points (6G / 34A) in 34 games at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
The Blues signed Hugh McGing to a two-year, entry-level contract.
McGing was a fifth-round pick (No. 138 overall) in 2018 and finished his senior season with a team-high 35 points (13G / 22A) in 35 games at Western Michigan University. He will likely report to San Antonio (AHL) for the 2020-21 season.
The Blues signed Mathias Laferriere to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Laferriere was a sixth-round draft pick in 2018 and finished fifth on Cape Breton (QMJHL) with 48 points (20G / 28A) despite playing just 40 of the 63 games. The 19-year-old has one more year of junior eligibility but will report to San Antonio (AHL) if he turns pro.
Bozak (personal) will not play in Anaheim.
Bozak and his wife are expecting the birth of their baby so he did not make the trip to Anaheim. With Bozak out, Jordan Kyrou is expected to draw back in on the Blues' third line.
Source: Jim Thomas 03/11/20, 3:09 pm EST
Allen is expected to start Wednesday in Anaheim.
Allen stopped all 29 shots that he faced in the Blues shutout win in Chicago on Sunday. Allen has won three in a row while posting a 1.30 GAA, .949 SV% and one shutout. Allen has gone 8-4-3 with a 2.12 GAA, .930 SV% and two shutouts on the road this year.
Faulk (upper-body) is expected to play Monday but is listed as a game-time decision.
Source: Lou Korac 03/9/20, 6:49 pm EST
Binnington will start against the Panthers on Monday.
Binnington allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Blues loss in New Jersey last Friday. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for Binnington, who comes into Monday at 20-4-5 with a 2.21 GAA, .918 SV% and three shutouts on home-ice. Tonight he’ll see a Panthers team that has gone 4-2-0 while averaging 3.83 goals for and 3.00 goals against per game in their last six road outings.
Source: Lou Korac 03/9/20, 5:38 pm EST
Faulk (upper-body) remains day-to-day; will miss his second straight game on Sunday.
Source: Lou Korac 03/8/20, 6:28 pm EST
Allen will start Sunday in Chicago.
Source: Lou Korac 03/8/20, 6:27 pm EST
Faulk (illness) will not play on Friday.
Binnington will start Friday in New Jersey.
Parayko (illness) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play in New York.
Parayko (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Parayko missed Monday's practice due to illness and will be a game-time decision tonight in New York. Parayko comes into Tuesday's game red-hot, ranking third among defensemen with 12 points (6G 6A) since the start of February (14 games).
Binnington will start Tuesday in New York.
Binnington allowed two goals on 17 shots in the Blues win over the Islanders last Thursday. Binnington is on a five-game winning streak, posting a 1.58 GAA, .928 SV% and two shutouts. The 26-year-old heads into New York at 9-7-2 with a 3.22 GAA and .900 SV% on the road this year--in his first start vs. the Rangers, he allowed two goals on 23 shots in a 5-2 win (Jan.11).
de la Rose will draw into the Blues lineup on Saturday.
de la Rose has been a healthy scratch for the last 10 games but will replace Jordan Kyrou (illness) on Saturday. de la Rose has just five points (1G / 4A) in 32 games since joining the Blues.
Kyrou (illness) is not expected to play on Saturday.
Kyrou was not on the ice for the morning skate and is not expected to suit up vs. the Stars. Kyrou will be replaced by Jacob de la Rose on the Blues third line.
Source: Lou Korac 02/29/20, 12:22 pm EST