10-2-2003 Jeff Finley reaches career high !
Jeff Finley marked a new career high in points with 12 after assisting in tonights game against Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Igor Korolev. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Canada, Jeff Finley was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 567 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 72 assists along with 349 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 54 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 0+12=12 with 2 PIM.


9-2-2003 Team captain meets with Erik Cole
Following the team's recent 3-2 loss at Detroit Red Wings on 6-2-2003, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Erik Cole did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Doug Weight

9-2-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Roman Cechmanek hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dallas Drake is sliding on a 21 game streak without registering a single point. Igor Korolev is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Erik Cole is sliding on a 23 game streak without registering a single point. Zdeno Ciger has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



7-2-2003 Maxim Afinogenov frustrated
St. Louis Blues right wing Maxim Afinogenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 197 NHL games during his career, notching 40 goals and adding 50 assists along with 87 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 54 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 10+10=20 with 6 PIM.


6-2-2003 Jeff Finley reaches career high !
Jeff Finley marked a new career high in assists with 11 assists after assisting in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a goal by Igor Korolev. I've been fortunate enough to play with many great players and I could not have done it without them, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Jeff Finley was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 566 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 71 assists along with 349 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 53 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 0+11=11 with 2 PIM.


3-2-2003 Rostislav Klesla speaks up.
Rostislav Klesla is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-2-2003 Joel Quenneville praises Jan Hejda
St. Louis Blues head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Jan Hejda in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Jan Hejda has played 52 games with Plymouth Whalers this season, collecting 7+14=21 with 92 PIM.


3-2-2003 Justin Papineau resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Justin Papineau has resumed full training after his injury.

2-2-2003 Team captain meets with Eric Brewer
Following the team's recent 1-2 loss against Detroit Red Wings on 1-2-2003, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Eric Brewer did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Doug Weight

2-2-2003 Joel Quenneville praises Dustin Byfuglien
St. Louis Blues head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Dustin Byfuglien in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dustin Byfuglien has played 52 games with Kootenay Ice this season, collecting 18+34=52 with 25 PIM.


2-2-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jozef Stumpel is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Dallas Drake is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. Erik Cole is sliding on a 21 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



1-2-2003 Jamal Mayers resumes full training.
St. Louis Blues right wing Jamal Mayers has resumed full training after his groin injury.

1-2-2003 Robert Reichel resumes full training.
St. Louis Blues right wing Robert Reichel has resumed full training after his abdomen injury.

1-2-2003 Rejean Stringer agrees on a contract.
Rejean Stringer has signed a one year deal with the Chicago Wolves. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

31-1-2003 Team captain meets with Zdeno Ciger
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Zdeno Ciger after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Zdeno Ciger as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

30-1-2003 Rostislav Klesla returns
Rostislav Klesla has served his suspension and is available for the next game.

30-1-2003 Christian Backman injured.
Christian Backman of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I just hope it's not gonna' effect my play when I come back. I have to be able to play my kind of game out there, he said to the press.

30-1-2003 Justin Papineau injured.
Justin Papineau of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Hockey is a physical game, it's not like we're playing chess out there, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

30-1-2003 Robert Reichel injured.
Robert Reichel (STL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Sean O'Donnell (BOS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It's nothing big, I'll be back soon, ready to strike back, he commented to the media.

30-1-2003 Jamal Mayers injured.
Jamal Mayers (STL) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with P.J. Stock (BOS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

29-1-2003 Mike Van Ryn frustrated
St. Louis Blues defenseman Mike Van Ryn feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mike Van Ryn was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the St. Louis Blues this season. He has played 50 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 0+8=8 with 16 PIM.


26-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Jozef Stumpel is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Dallas Drake is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Tyson Nash has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryce Salvador is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Erik Cole is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Robert Reichel has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Zdeno Ciger has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



25-1-2003 Joel Quenneville praises Shea Weber
St. Louis Blues head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young defenseman Shea Weber in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Shea Weber has played 47 games with Prince Albert Raiders this season, collecting 16+31=47 with 37 PIM.


25-1-2003 Bryce Salvador reaches career high !
Bryce Salvador marked a new career high in points with 11 after assisting in tonights game against New Jersey Devils on a goal by Igor Korolev. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, he said to the press..

A native of Canada, Bryce Salvador was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 122 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 17 assists along with 92 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 47 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 23 PIM.


24-1-2003 St. Louis Blues trade
St. Louis Blues traded Jocelyn Thibault to Tampa Bay Lightning for TB's round 2 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Jocelyn Thibault was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 416 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 1057 goals. The 28 year old goaltender has played 13 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, allowing 31 goals on 329 while booking 0 shutouts.


23-1-2003 League suspends Rostislav Klesla
The league board has suspended St. Louis Blues player Rostislav Klesla for 4 games for injuring Bryan McCabe of Toronto Maple Leafs.

21-1-2003 Joel Quenneville praises Nate Thompson
St. Louis Blues head coach Joel Quenneville has praised young center Nate Thompson in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Nate Thompson has played 47 games with Rouyn-Noranda Huskies this season, collecting 38+19=57 with 36 PIM.


20-1-2003 Team captain meets with Igor Korolev
Following the team's recent 0-2 loss against Colorado Avalanche on 20-1-2003, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Igor Korolev did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Doug Weight

19-1-2003 Team captain meets with Reed Low
Following the team's recent 1-3 loss against Edmonton Oilers on 18-1-2003, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Reed Low did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Doug Weight

19-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Igor Korolev is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jocelyn Thibault hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jozef Stumpel is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Tyson Nash has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Robert Reichel has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



15-1-2003 Justin Papineau uncertain about future
Justin Papineau wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

12-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Jocelyn Thibault hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jozef Stumpel has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Tyson Nash has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Igor Korolev has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Zdeno Ciger has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



11-1-2003 Team captain meets with Bates Battaglia
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Bates Battaglia after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Bates Battaglia as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

7-1-2003 Rich Pilon speaks up.
Rich Pilon is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-1-2003 Team captain meets with Mike Eastwood
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Mike Eastwood after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Mike Eastwood as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

5-1-2003 Team captain meets with Jamal Mayers
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Jamal Mayers after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Jamal Mayers as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

5-1-2003 Team captain meets with Daniel Corso
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Daniel Corso after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Daniel Corso as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

5-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Jocelyn Thibault hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Rich Pilon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tyson Nash has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Igor Korolev has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Robert Reichel has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Zdeno Ciger has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



3-1-2003 Rich Pilon speaks up.
Rich Pilon is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-1-2003 Robert Reichel speaks up.
Robert Reichel is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 4 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-1-2003 St. Louis Blues players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from St. Louis Blues organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Ales Hemsky (CAN)
-Derek Roy (CAN)
-Jay McClement (CAN)
-Tuomas Nissinen (FIN)
-Dimitri Semin (RUS)
-Simon Skoog (SWE)


1-1-2003 Team captain clashes with Jozef Stumpel
A shouting match erupted in the St. Louis Blues locker room after the 1-3 loss against Edmonton Oilers on 1-1-2003. Team captain Doug Weight apparently tried to have some words with Jozef Stumpel whose play has not been up to par recently. In response, the slumping left wing raised his voice to the captain and left the meeting.

1-1-2003 Media attacks the St. Louis Blues
The media is disappointed by the team's 7 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 26 and headcoach Joel Quenneville

30-12-2002 Team captain meets with Maxim Afinogenov
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Maxim Afinogenov after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Maxim Afinogenov as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

29-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Dallas Drake is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Igor Korolev has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Daniel Corso is sliding on a 23 game streak without registering a single point. Zdeno Ciger has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



28-12-2002 Team captain meets with Robert Reichel
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Robert Reichel after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Robert Reichel as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

27-12-2002 Team captain meets with Jamal Mayers
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Jamal Mayers after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Jamal Mayers as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

27-12-2002 Team captain meets with Igor Korolev
Following the team's recent 1-2 loss against Detroit Red Wings on 26-12-2002, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Igor Korolev did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Doug Weight

26-12-2002 Robert Reichel resumes full training.
St. Louis Blues right wing Robert Reichel has resumed full training after his leg injury.

23-12-2002 Robert Reichel injured.
Robert Reichel (STL) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Ruslan Salei (ANA). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

22-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jozef Stumpel has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Roman Cechmanek hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dallas Drake is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Erik Cole has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Daniel Corso is sliding on a 20 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



19-12-2002 Maxim Afinogenov frustrated
St. Louis Blues right wing Maxim Afinogenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 47 assists along with 85 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 29 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 5+7=12 with 4 PIM.


17-12-2002 Team captain meets with Maxim Afinogenov
Following the team's recent 1-2 loss against Columbus Blue Jackets on 16-12-2002, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Maxim Afinogenov did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Doug Weight

17-12-2002 Mike Van Ryn frustrated
St. Louis Blues defenseman Mike Van Ryn feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mike Van Ryn was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the St. Louis Blues this season. He has played 29 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 0+7=7 with 12 PIM.


15-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jeff Finley is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Igor Korolev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Robert Reichel is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Roman Cechmanek hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dallas Drake is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Daniel Corso is sliding on a 18 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



10-12-2002 Team captain meets with Mike Eastwood
Following the team's recent 5-1 loss at Chicago Blackhawks on 10-12-2002, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Mike Eastwood were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Doug Weight

8-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Roman Cechmanek hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Igor Korolev has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Daniel Corso is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Robert Reichel has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



6-12-2002 Team captain meets with Jamal Mayers
Following the team's recent 3-2 OT win against Anaheim Ducks on 5-12-2002, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Jamal Mayers did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Doug Weight

3-12-2002 Team captain meets with Rostislav Klesla
Following the team's recent 1-2 loss against Florida Panthers on 2-12-2002, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Rostislav Klesla were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Doug Weight

1-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Jozef Stumpel has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brent Johnson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Igor Korolev has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



27-11-2002 Team captain meets with Zdeno Ciger
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Zdeno Ciger after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Zdeno Ciger as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

27-11-2002 Erik Cole resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves left wing Erik Cole has resumed full training after his injury.

25-11-2002 Mark Rycroft resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves left wing Mark Rycroft has resumed full training after his injury.

24-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Jozef Stumpel has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brent Johnson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Igor Korolev has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Robert Reichel is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

Doug Weight remains sidelined with abdomen injury.



24-11-2002 Doug Weight injured.
Doug Weight (STL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Stu Grimson (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for at least three months. Well, you win some and you lose some...it's as simple as that. I just got thrown around today, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

22-11-2002 Erik Cole resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves left wing Erik Cole has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

20-11-2002 Mark Rycroft resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves left wing Mark Rycroft has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

17-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jozef Stumpel is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jocelyn Thibault hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Doug Weight is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Roman Cechmanek has been chilly and allowed 15 goals in 3 games. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brent Johnson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Robert Reichel has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



16-11-2002 Mark Rycroft injured.
Mark Rycroft of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . I just hope I can be able to return to action within a week, he said as the trainers examined him.

14-11-2002 Team captain meets with Igor Korolev
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Igor Korolev after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Igor Korolev as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

10-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Doug Weight has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brent Johnson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Igor Korolev has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Robert Reichel has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Dallas Drake remains sidelined with ankle injury.



10-11-2002 Dallas Drake resumes full training.
St. Louis Blues left wing Dallas Drake has resumed full training after his ankle injury.

9-11-2002 Dallas Drake injured.
Dallas Drake (STL) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Todd Bertuzzi (VAN). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This is a rough game and injuries happen, lucky for me that this one is not serious, he said in a TV interview.

8-11-2002 Team captain meets with Mike Eastwood
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Mike Eastwood after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Mike Eastwood as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

7-11-2002 Keith Ballard resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves defenseman Keith Ballard has resumed full training after his injury.

5-11-2002 Igor Korolev speaks up.
Igor Korolev is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-11-2002 St. Louis Blues trade
St. Louis Blues traded Fred Brathwaite, Cory Stillman and CBS's round 2 pick in 2006 to Chicago Blackhawks for Jocelyn Thibault, Igor Korolev and CHI's round 1 pick in 2006

3-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jozef Stumpel is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Bryce Salvador is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Doug Weight has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Marc Bergevin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brent Johnson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Robert Reichel has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-11-2002 Keith Ballard resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves defenseman Keith Ballard has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

2-11-2002 Keith Ballard injured.
Keith Ballard of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hershey Bears. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It will hard to watch from the stands for a week, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

31-10-2002 Blake Evans resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Blake Evans has resumed full training after his injury.

31-10-2002 Erik Cole injured.
Erik Cole of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . There's no operation necessary. It's a third-degree separation. We'll know better in a couple of days how bad it really is and go from there, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

29-10-2002 Robert Reichel reaches a milestone !
Robert Reichel notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets on a goal by Jozef Stumpel. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way..., he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Czech, Robert Reichel was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 605 NHL games during his career, notching 210 goals and adding 300 assists along with 306 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 3 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


29-10-2002 Blake Evans injured.
Blake Evans of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manitoba Moose. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This will just build character, sitting out a few days I mean, he said after the game.

27-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jozef Stumpel is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Zdeno Ciger is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Doug Weight has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-10-2002 Team captain meets with Mike Eastwood
Following the team's recent 2-4 loss against Calgary Flames on 26-10-2002, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Mike Eastwood did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Doug Weight

22-10-2002 Team captain meets with Eric Brewer
Following the team's recent 3-2 win against Chicago Blackhawks on 21-10-2002, St. Louis Blues captain Doug Weight and Eric Brewer were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Doug Weight

20-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Rich Pilon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Cory Stillman is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Doug Weight is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Michel Riesen is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Dallas Drake is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Erik Cole is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Fred Brathwaite has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Steven Halko has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rich Pilon has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jamal Mayers is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Brent Johnson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Eric Boguniecki remains sidelined with leg injury.



11-10-2002 Eric Boguniecki injured.
Eric Boguniecki (STL) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Richard Matvichuk (DAL). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. I'd like to play as soon as I can but I think the doctors are going to tell me to rest for a while now, he said to the press.

6-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Fred Brathwaite has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-10-2002 Curtis Sanford uncertain about future
Curtis Sanford wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-9-2002 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Tom BarrassoA-A-A-27Carolina Hurricanes
Dominik Hasek BA-A-37Detroit Red Wings
Patrick Roy88878631Colorado Avalanche
Jean-Sebastien GiguereA-BB25Anaheim Ducks
Martin BrodeurBBB30New Jersey Devils
Billy SmithBBB28New York Islanders
Ed BelfourBBB30Dallas Stars
Ken DrydenB-BB28Montreal Canadiens
Mike RichterBBB29Columbus Blue Jackets
Curtis JosephB-B-B28Toronto Maple Leafs
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Brian LeetchA-B-B27New York Rangers
Rob Blake85828327Colorado Avalanche
Bobby OrrBBB29Boston Bruins
Scott NiedermayerB-BB29New Jersey Devils
Chris ProngerCAB27Edmonton Oilers
Sandis OzolinshB-B-B30Florida Panthers
Nicklas LidstromB-BB32Detroit Red Wings
Kimmo TimonenB-BB27Nashville Predators
Scott StevensC-AB28New Jersey Devils
Al MacInnisB-B-B29Buffalo Sabres
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Sergei FedorovBB-B32Detroit Red Wings
John LeClairA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers
Paul KariyaACB27Anaheim Ducks
Mike ModanoA-B-B32Dallas Stars
Mark MessierB-BB29New York Rangers
Adam GravesBB-B27San Jose Sharks
Keith TkachukBB-B30Edmonton Oilers
Gary RobertsB-B-B29Toronto Maple Leafs
Shayne CorsonB-B-B29Toronto Maple Leafs
Peter BondraBB-B28Washington Capitals
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe SakicAB-A-28Arizona Coyotes
Wayne GretzkyAB-A-27Edmonton Oilers
Jean BeliveauBB-A-27Minnesota Wild
Mario LemieuxAB-A-26Pittsburgh Penguins
Peter Forsberg86838529Colorado Avalanche
Ron FrancisB-BB29Carolina Hurricanes
Jeremy RoenickBBB27Philadelphia Flyers
Steve YzermanBB-B27Detroit Red Wings
Alexei YashinA-CB28New York Islanders
Adam OatesBB-B30Washington Capitals
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAC-A-30Washington Capitals
Teemu SelanneA-B-B27Anaheim Ducks
Tony AmonteA-CB28Chicago Blackhawks
Mark RecchiBB-B28Philadelphia Flyers
Brett HullB-CB28Detroit Red Wings
Maurice RichardBB-B28Montreal Canadiens
Eric LindrosA-BB29New York Rangers
Claude LemieuxB-BB27Arizona Coyotes
Pavel BureADB31Nashville Predators
Scott MellanbyB-B-B28Buffalo Sabres


29-9-2002 St. Louis Blues name captain.
St. Louis Blues have named Doug Weight as the captain of the team.

29-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-9-2002 St. Louis Blues trade
St. Louis Blues traded Pavol Demitra to Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Cole, CAR's round 1 pick in 2003 and CAR's round 1 pick in 2005

29-9-2002 Derek Roy sent back juniors
St. Louis Blues's Derek Roy did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The St. Louis Blues expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

29-9-2002 Eric Brewer interviewed in paper
Eric Brewer was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Edmonton Oilers to St. Louis Blues. I'm sorry to have to go, this is a great sports town, and I was very involved in the community. This is something I'll have to discuss with my agent and family for a few days before any further comment, he commented to the paper.

29-9-2002 St. Louis Blues trade
St. Louis Blues traded Keith Tkachuk and Chris Pronger to Edmonton Oilers for Eric Brewer, Ales Hemsky, EDM's round 1 pick in 2003, EDM's round 1 pick in 2004 and EDM's round 1 pick in 2005

29-9-2002 St. Louis Blues trade
St. Louis Blues traded Scott Young to Columbus Blue Jackets for Rostislav Klesla, NYR's round 1 pick in 2003 and CBS's round 2 pick in 2006

22-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Brent Johnson hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Ryan Miller hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-9-2002 Player of the week: Pavol Demitra (R)
NHL has awarded Pavol Demitra (R) of St. Louis Blues as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Slovakia, Pavol Demitra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 329 NHL games during his career, notching 125 goals and adding 171 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 4 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM.


15-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Doug Weight is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Dallas Drake is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pavol Demitra is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Scott Young is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-9-2002 Maxim Afinogenov frustrated
St. Louis Blues right wing Maxim Afinogenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 146 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 40 assists along with 81 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 3 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


12-9-2002 Cory Stillman resumes full training.
St. Louis Blues center Cory Stillman has resumed full training after his knee injury.

9-9-2002 Cory Stillman injured.
Cory Stillman (STL) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Jiri Fischer (DET). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, he said when he was taken off the ice.

8-9-2002 Maxim Afinogenov frustrated
St. Louis Blues right wing Maxim Afinogenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 144 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 40 assists along with 81 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 1 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


8-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-9-2002 Maxim Afinogenov uncertain about future
Maxim Afinogenov wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

2-9-2002 St. Louis Blues trade
St. Louis Blues traded Mike Keane, Scott Mellanby and Al MacInnis to Buffalo Sabres for Maxim Afinogenov, Ryan Miller, Keith Ballard, Derek Roy, BUF's round 1 pick in 2003 and BUF's round 1 pick in 2005

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 143 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 40 assists along with 81 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 22 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Canada, Keith Ballard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Canada, Mike Keane was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 3rd round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 954 NHL games during his career, notching 149 goals and adding 277 assists along with 789 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Scott Mellanby was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1079 NHL games during his career, notching 285 goals and adding 356 assists along with 2016 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Al MacInnis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1981 entry draft. He has appeared in 1262 NHL games during his career, notching 313 goals and adding 845 assists along with 1382 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


1-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-6-2002 Keith Tkachuk frustrated
St. Louis Blues left wing Keith Tkachuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 652 NHL games during his career, notching 329 goals and adding 302 assists along with 1522 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


29-6-2002 John Pohl uncertain about future
John Pohl wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2002 Training camp preview
St. Louis Blues will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either St. Louis Blues and Chicago Wolves:
- Eric Nickulas R
- Fred Brathwaite G
- Cory Stillman C
- Steven Halko D
- Mike Keane R
- Doug Weight C
- Michel Riesen R
- Scott Mellanby R
- Christian Laflamme D
- Rich Pilon D
- Keith Tkachuk L
- Dallas Drake L
- Tyson Nash L
- Mike Eastwood C
- Pavol Demitra R
- Scott Young R
- Jamal Mayers L
- Reed Low L
- Al MacInnis D
- Chris Pronger D
- Jeff Finley D
- Bryce Salvador D
- Alexander Khavanov D
- Marc Bergevin D
- Brent Johnson G
- Daniel Tkaczuk C
- Sergei Varlamov L
- Eric Boguniecki C
- Curtis Sanford G
- Steve McLaren L
- Marc Brown L
- Ed Campbell D
- Dale Clarke D
- Daniel Corso C
- Doug Friedman L
- Lauri Kinos D
- Dustin Kuk L
- Shawn Mamane L
- Justin Papineau C
- Jame Pollock R
- Tyler Rennette C
- Cody Rudkowsky G
- Darren Rumble D
- Mark Rycroft L
- Brandon Sugden R
- Jamie Thompson L
- Didier Tremblay D
- Andrei Troschinsky C
- Mike Van Ryn D
- Matt Walker D
- Tyler Willis R
- Rudy Poeschek D
- Barret Jackman D
- John Pohl C
- Jeff Panzer C
- Igor Valeev R
- Reinhard Divis G
- Blake Evans C
- Greg Davis R

Players reporting out of shape:
- Cory Stillman C
- Dallas Drake L
- Tyson Nash L
- Jamal Mayers L
- Al MacInnis D
- Curtis Sanford G
- Marc Brown L
- Lauri Kinos D
- Darren Rumble D
- Andrei Troschinsky C
- Rudy Poeschek D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Michel Riesen R
- Jeff Finley D
- Steve McLaren L
- Justin Papineau C
- Jame Pollock R
- Brandon Sugden R
- Greg Davis R


24-6-2002 Keith Tkachuk frustrated
St. Louis Blues left wing Keith Tkachuk feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 652 NHL games during his career, notching 329 goals and adding 302 assists along with 1522 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2002 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2002 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


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