Hochman: What do the Blues do with Binnington? Nothing now … and, alas, maybe nothing later | Benjamin Hochman

No. 50 in goal really struggled at Enterprise Center on Monday. For a change, it wasn’t Jordan Binnington. Incidentally, is Binnington broken? Has someone tried unplugging and plugging him back in? In one of the weirdest twists of the season, the Cup hero Binnington has lost his focus and lost a bunch of games. On … Read more

Blues notebook: This time, Walker plans on sticking around | st. Louis Blues

For three seasons, Nathan Walker has ridden the San Antonio-Utica-Springfield express up and down from the Blues and wherever their AHL affiliate happened to be at the time. This time, he’s not leaving. At least that seems to be Walker’s attitude judging by his play. He wants to stick around. “That’s my plan, right?” Walker … Read more

Despite ups and downs, Blues prospect neighbors has big plans | st. Louis Blues

EDMONTON, Alberta — This has been a season of success intermingled with setbacks for Jake Neighbors. He made the Blues’ opening-day roster as a teenager in October, but after nine games in the NHL was sent back to junior hockey. He made Team Canada’s World Junior squad and was named an alternate captain. But after … Read more

Blues rally after trailing 4-1, but fall in OT of game in which Binnington is yanked | st. Louis Blues

EDMONTON, Alberta — After the Blues’ second win in three days over the Vancouver Canucks, veteran David Perron consciously pumped the breaks. The Blues needed to put together four or five consecutive wins, Perron cautioned, before they could start to feel like they had something going. Well, they’re not there yet. Their winning “streak” ended … Read more

Blues notebook: Barbashev, Buchnevich get some one-on-one time with Berube after practice | st. Louis Blues

When Blues practice ended on Friday at Centene Community Ice Center, Blues coach Craig Berube skated over to Ivan Barbashev as he stretched, tapped him on the butt with his stick and called him over to the boards for a conversation. When Berube was done with Barbashev, he skated across the ice to where Pavel … Read more

Blues’ Krug out week-to-week with upper body injury | st. Louis Blues

Defenseman Torey Krug will be out at least a week and maybe more with an injury to his hand or wrist suffered on Tuesday in Washington. The Blues are saying Krug is week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Krug took a slash on his left hand from Nick Jensen at the end of a power play … Read more

Timmermann: With 20 regular-season games remaining, are the Blues a lock for the playoffs? | st. Louis Blues

Here are the highlights from our weekly chat with Post-Dispatch readers. Q: Moneypuck gives the Blues 99.9% odds of making the playoffs? Isn’t that optimistic considering how tight the standings are? A: Hockeyviz.com puts them at 94.9% and figures they need about 19 points out of the remaining 20 games to be pretty much a … Read more