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Blues 2020-21 Report Cards: Carl Gunnarsson

The St. Louis Blues’ 2020-21 season had its highs and lows, but ultimately ended in disappointment after the team fell in four games to the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1. In this series, we’ll look back on the season player by player, and evaluate each player’s performance as an individual, with an eye towards their future with the team.
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Blues veteran defenseman Carl Gunnarsson out for season with knee injury

The St. Louis Blues announced another long-term injury, this time to defenseman Carl Gunnarsson. The veteran will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury sustained in the Blues’ recent game against the Los Angeles Kings. He is still being evaluated to determine the full extent of the injury. The team also announced that Ivan Barbashev underwent successful surgery on his ankle and will be re-evaluated in six weeks, as reported previously.
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St. Louis Blues lose Carl Gunnarsson (knee), Ivan Barbashev (ankle)

The St. Louis Blues announced Tuesday that defenseman Carl Gunnarsson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury and forward Ivan Barbashev will be sidelined at least six weeks after ankle surgery. Gunnarsson, 34, sustained a right knee injury during the second period of Monday night’s 3-0...

UPDATED: Carl Gunnarsson done for the season due to knee injury

UPDATE 2, 2/23: Gunarsson is on the IR for the remainder of the Blues’ regular season schedule. This season was the final year of Gunnarsson’s two year contract worth $1,750,000 a season. Chances are good that last night may’ve been his final game as a member of the St. Louis Blues.

Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Out for season

Gunnarsson (right knee) will miss the rest of the 2020-21 season. Gunnarsson suffered a right knee during Monday's 3-0 loss to the Kings, and he was subsequently placed on injured reserve Tuesday before being ruled out for the season. The 34-year-old likely will land on long-term IR eventually, saving $1.75 million against the Blues' salary cap. Nevertheless, this is a major loss for the Blues, who are already struggling with injuries at forward and defense. Gunnarsson is a strong stay-at-home defenseman and veteran presence. He'll be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Lands on IR

Gunnarsson (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Blues have yet to release an expected timetable for Gunnarsson's return, but he'll miss St. Louis' next four games at a minimum now that he's been placed on IR. The 34-year-old blueliner has tallied two helpers in 12 games this season.

Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Suffers injury Monday

Gunnarsson suffered a lower-body injury Monday against the Kings and could be out long-term. After the game, head coach Craig Berube said that Gunnarsson would be out "a while" which is obviously not a great sign. He was on the ice for just over nine minutes Monday before the injury. The 34-year-old will be evaluated Tuesday.

Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Pockets assist

Gunnarsson posted an assist and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes. Gunnarsson collected his second assist in seven games this season with the secondary helper on Justin Faulk's third-period tally. The 34-year-old Gunnarsson has added nine blocked shots, five hits and a plus-1 rating. He hasn't reached double-digit points since 2014-15, so Gunnarsson isn't likely to be viable in fantasy.

Blues' Carl Gunnarsson: Skating with extras

Gunnarsson (undisclosed) partnered with Jake Walman at Wednesday's scrimmage, Lou Korac of reports. Gunnarsson is entering the final year of his contract, and it appears he won't be a nightly player for the Blues this year. Torey Krug, Marco Scandella, Justin Faulk, Vince Dunn and Colton Parayko are fixtures on the blue line, so Gunnarsson likely will rotate in with Bortuzzo in the shortened 56-game campaign.