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Blues sign forward Alexander Steen to a contract extension

The St. Louis Blues on Friday announced the signing of veteran forward Alexander Steen to a four-year contract extension worth $23 million. The 32-year-old Steen is about to begin his ninth season with the Blues and has become one of the NHL’s most versatile two-way forwards because of his scoring and checking skills. He had 17 goals and 52 points in 67 games last season, then helped lead the Blues to the Western Conference final with four goals and 10 points in 20 playoff contests.

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Blues hope to have Sobotka this season; Steen rehab progressing

Asked again Thursday to discuss the potential availability of forward Vladimir Sobotka for the St. Louis Blues this season, Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong didn’t seem overly concerned. Armstrong also offered mostly positive reviews on forward Alexander Steen’s rehab and return from shoulder surgery in June. Sobotka, who will play for the Czech Republic in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey tournament, has played in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) the last two seasons. The Blues retain his NHL rights and expect him to play for them this season despite rumors to the contrary coming from Russia.

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Blues fans, are you ready for outdoor hockey in St. Louis?

It was a sunny day at Busch Stadium on Tuesday as the NHL unveiled the logo for its 2017 Bridegestone NHL Winter Classic outdoor game between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks. The game is set for Jan. 2, 2017, and will be the league’s 19th game dating back to the 2003 Heritage Classic, which was hosted by the Edmonton Oilers.

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Special night at the NHL Draft for Swansea’s Clayton Keller

One of the first people Clayton Keller thought of when he heard his name called Friday at the NHL Draft was his grandfather, Bill Simpson. Simpson died last year, but Keller remembered all the times his grandfather would pick up after after school at Wolf Branch in Swansea to drive him to hockey practice in Chesterfield, Mo.

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St. Louis Blues release schedule for 50th anniversary season

Along with celebrating their 50th anniversary season in 2016-17, the St. Louis Blues also will treat fans to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic vs. the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium.The Blues open their season with an Oct. 12 road game against the Chicago Blackhawks before returning home to face the Minnesota Wild a day later in the home opener.

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St. Louis Blues welcome Saskatchewan natives Gerry and Wyatt Nelson for once-in-a-lifetime experience

Gerry Nelson is blind and he talks about how 12-year-old son Wyatt Nelson would share their love of hockey by Wyatt doing play by play in the stands. The Blues invited the family to St. Louis for Game 2 of the San Jose Sharks series, with Wyatt also invited to broadcast on KMOX Radio.
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St. Louis Blues welcome Saskatchewan natives Gerry and Wyatt Nelson for once-in-a-lifetime experience 1:18

St. Louis Blues welcome Saskatchewan natives Gerry and Wyatt Nelson for once-in-a-lifetime experience

Blues GM Doug Armstrong talks about his team reaching the NHL Western Conference Final 2:07

Blues GM Doug Armstrong talks about his team reaching the NHL Western Conference Final

Blues captain David Backes previews Game 4 against Dallas Stars 1:36

Blues captain David Backes previews Game 4 against Dallas Stars

Blues forward Jori Lehtera talks before Game 3 against the Stars 1:43

Blues forward Jori Lehtera talks before Game 3 against the Stars