The Blues were so close to having a fully healthy lineup after last night’s 5-3 loss to the Penguins. Only defenseman Robert Bortuzzo remained out due to COVID-19. The Blues announced today that they have added three players to the COVID-19 protocol, and of course, one of them is Vladimir Tarasenko. Rookie defenseman Scott Perunovich, and Jake Walman have also been placed in the league’s protocols.
After icing a nearly fully healthy team Wednesday night against Pittsburgh for what felt like the first time in forever, the St. Louis Blues got hit with bad news Thursday. They released a statement Thursday saying they placed forward Vladimir Tarasenko and defensemen Scott Perunovich and Jake Walman in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.
Walman was designated for the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Thursday. Walman is doubtful for Friday's contest with Washington as a result of his protocols designation. The 25-year-old has been sidelined with illness and injury for a total of 16 contests this season.
Walman (upper body) has been activated off IR, per the NHL media site. Walman was on the shelf for the club's previous six contests, his second extended absence this season after having missed eight contests in November. Even with his activation, the blueliner is far from a lock to get into the lineup against Edmonton on Wednesday (or beyond) and would need to supplant the likes of Scott Perunovich or Marco Scandella to get onto the ice.
Walman (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday. Now that he's on injured reserve, Walman will miss St. Louis' next two contests at a minimum. Another update on the 25-year-old defender, who's picked up three points through 17 games this season, should surface once he's cleared to return.
Walman (upper body) left Tuesday's game versus the Panthers early, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. The nature of Walman's injury isn't clear, but he suffered it on the same play midway through the third period that left Ville Husso (lower body) ailing. The Blues played Tuesday's game a man short, so they'll be able to make emergency recalls for Thursday versus the Red Wings if any of their injured players are unable to suit up.
Walman (upper body) will miss out against the Red Wings on Thursday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. It's just the latest blow for the Blues, who are already without a full complement of forwards, which is why Walman was playing in the first place. Without the 25-year-old defenseman, St. Louis will once again be forced to play with just 17 skaters in Thursday's matchup before the team will be able to call up a player from AHL Springfield.
Walman found the back of the net in Saturday's 4-3 SO loss to the Panthers. Walman capitalized on a Panthers turnover by wiring home his second career goal. While he's actually a defenseman, the Blues used Walman as a spare forward in this one with Tyler Bozak unavailable due to COVID-19 protocol.
Walman produced an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Sharks. Walman set up James Neal's game-winning goal at 11:42 of the second period. The 25-year-old Walman hasn't been known for his offense in his limited NHL experience. He has two assists, 13 shots on net, nine hits and nine blocked shots through nine games while working in a bottom-pairing role this year. His place in the lineup seems secure for now, while Robert Bortuzzo and Niko Mikkola have competed to be the sixth defenseman playing alongside Walman.
Walman produced an assist in Monday's 7-4 win over the Coyotes. Walman picked up an assist on Jordan Kyrou's second goal of the game. The 25-year-old Walman had just two points to go with 47 shots on goal, 26 hits and 20 blocked shots in 24 contests last year. He's the Blues' sixth defenseman for now, but he'll have to fend off Niko Mikkola's challenge for a third-pairing job.
Jake Walman knew he wanted to play baseball in college, but coming into this summer had no idea where he’d wind up. He missed his junior season at St. John Paul II due to a back injury and his sophomore year in 2020 to the pandemic, and this summer was his first chance to really show college teams what he could do as a catcher.
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.
Walman was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Friday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Walman has missed the last five games while on the protocols list and hasn't suited up since May 8. He likely won't be available for Game 3 against the Avalanche on Friday but could return as soon as Sunday's Game 4 matchup. He scored just two points in 24 games during the regular season.
Walman (COVID-19 protocols) didn't make the trip to Colorado with his teammates, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. This news rules Walman out for Monday's Game 1 against the Avalanche, and he won't play in Game 2 unless he's able to clear COVID-19 protocols and travel to Colorado prior to Wednesday. Even when healthy, Walman has often been relegated to the press box as a healthy scratch.
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Blues defenseman Jake Walman has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Wednesday. The team was hopeful the test was false positive, but after additional testing, he tested positive. Walman has been vaccinated and will likely be out at least two weeks. The Blues did not...
The St. Louis Blues have provided an update on defenseman Jake Walman:. After additional testing, it has been confirmed that Jake Walman has tested positive for COVID-19. Walman, who has been vaccinated, will now fall under the NHL/NHLPA quarantine protocols. Per the NHL/NHLPA agreement, the League will provide all updates.
Walman has tested positive for COVID-19 and will enter the NHL's virus protocols. As such, Walman won't play Wednesday or Thursday (both against Minnesota), and it's unclear if he'll be ready to return for the postseason, which likely starts for the Blues next week.
LOS ANGELES — Blues rookie defenseman Jake Walman will not play in the team's Monday night game against the Kings in Los Angeles. But he's not scratched with an injury. The Blues announced that Walman would be out of the lineup due to a positive COVID-19 test. "Jake Walman has...