Hobbling to a Finish: Breaking Down All the Injuries that the St. Louis Blues Have Suffered in 2015-16

January 8, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry (10) reacts after colliding with St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
January 8, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry (10) reacts after colliding with St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 2, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; St. Louis Blues forward Paul Stastny (26) during the pre game warm up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 2, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; St. Louis Blues forward Paul Stastny (26) during the pre game warm up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Paul Stastny

18 total games missed; 16 from October 18-November 21 (broken foot), two on January 9 & 12 (facial injury)

Paul Stastny has pretty much been the ultimate enigma for the Blues this season. The team hasn’t really suffered much when he’s been out of the lineup–they’re 10-5-1 (.656) without him, as opposed to 20-12-8 (.600) with him–and though he’s fifth on the team with 26 points, the $7 million-dollar player’s impact really hasn’t been felt too strongly throughout 2015-16. Stastny, who was consistently a 20-goal per year scorer with the Avalanche, has just six goals through 38 games for the Blues this season, and his lack of production was certainly one of the factors that went into moving Alexander Steen back to center after the All-Star break.

Considering his regression since he signed with the Blues in the summer of 2014, it doesn’t look like the Blues are ever going to get a proper return on the four-year, $28 million-dollar contract that they gave to Stastny. If he’s to prove himself worthy of his salary in any way, it would behoove him to start producing like his former self during the final 26 games of this season and into the playoffs.

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