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Blues 2021-22 Report Cards: Nick Leddy

The St. Louis Blues’ 2021-22 season represented a major transition for the franchise. No longer a stout defensive team built from the blue line out, they finished second in the NHL in goals scored, with nine forwards recording 20-plus goals. Though the season came to an end in a six-game defeat by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round, there are plenty of highs and lows to reflect on. In this series, we’ll evaluate each player who played 10 or more games with the team (as well as the head coach and general manager), grading their individual performance and looking at their future with the team.
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How can the Blues fill a possible hole left by Nick Leddy?

Some people like St. Louis Blues defenseman Nick Leddy. But, as I’ve mentioned in my lede, Leddy probably won’t stay with St. Louis. The Blues should take a closer look at Leddy. He wrapped up his final season of a seven-year, $5.5 million contract. Of course, there’s a chance he’ll stay in the Midwest because of the “Minnesota connection” that he shares with his fellow Minnesotans. However, I’m not sure. The Blues might want to get a defenseman that plays physically and shoots big shots.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Explodes for four assists

Leddy distributed three assists and added three hits in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche in Game 5. Leddy factored in on three of the Blues' five goals, including setting up Tyler Bozak for the game-winner 3:38 into overtime. Considering Leddy had just two points in seven playoff contests prior to Wednesday, this was an unexpected burst of offense from the blueliner. He's added nine shots on net, nine hits, six blocked shots and a plus-5 rating while playing in a top-four role.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Produces helper in loss

Leddy picked up an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3. Leddy set up a Ryan O'Reilly tally in the second period. Through six playoff outings, Leddy's been limited to two points, eight shots on goal, six hits and a plus-4 rating. The 31-year-old should continue to play on the top pairing, but his lack of power-play time doesn't bode well for his ability to up his scoring pace.
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Assessing the impending free agency of Blues defenseman Nick Leddy

Despite being with his third team in the last year, Nick Leddy is back in a familiar place: the Stanley Cup playoffs. A veteran of 12 NHL seasons, Leddy has been to the playoffs in 10 of them, suiting up for 125 playoff contests, four of which have come this postseason as a member of the St. Louis Blues, the first postseason games he has played not wearing a Chicago Blackhawks or New York Islanders jersey. Once Leddy’s season is over, whenever that may be (St. Louis currently trails Colorado 1-0 in their second-round series), Leddy will find himself in uncharted territory: unrestricted free agency.
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Nick Leddy can’t be underestimated

The St. Louis Blues eliminated the Minnesota Wild in six games with a 5-1 win at the Enterprise Center on Thursday night. Veteran defenseman Nick Leddy opened the scoring with his first postseason goal as a member of the Blues off a pass from fellow defenseman Colton Parayko. The Detroit...
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Scores win Game 6 win

Leddy scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Wild in Game 6. Leddy opened the scoring at 14:59 of the first period. The defenseman missed three games with an upper-body injury during the first-round series, and this was his first point in three playoff outings. He's added three shots on net, five hits and a plus-1 rating while playing in a top-four role when healthy.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Good to go

Leddy (upper body) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Wild, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. This is great news for the Blues, as Leddy did a great job of shutting down Minnesota's top line in Game 1 before missing the next three contests with an upper-body issue. Look for the 31-year-old American to skate on the top pairing Tuesday.
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Nick Leddy, Robert Bortuzzo Unavailable for Blues in Game 4

The St. Louis Blues are finding out the hard way that defense does, in fact, win championships. The Blues have been without defensemen Nick Leddy for the past two games and Robert Bortuzzo for the last contest of their opening-round series against the Minnesota Wild, both defeats. St. Louis will...
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Game-time decision against Wild

Leddy (upper body) will be a game-time call versus Minnesota on Tuesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Leddy has already missed the last three postseason games after suffering his upper-body injury in Game 1 on May 2. With Marco Scandella (lower body) and Torey Krug (lower body) already out, St. Louis could certainly use some good news on the blue line by getting Leddy back. If he does play, Leddy should be in the mix for power-play minutes, including possibly suiting up with the No. 1 unit.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Out Sunday

Leddy (upper body) will not play Sunday against Minnesota, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Leddy will miss his third straight game Sunday despite skating earlier in the day. The 31-year-old will be questionable for Game 5 on Tuesday as it appears he's nearing a return.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Still sidelined

Leddy (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Friday's Game 3 against the Wild, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. According to coach Craig Berube, Leddy is "feeling better," but he'll nonetheless miss a second straight contest with his upper-body issue. Another update on the 31-year-old defender should surface once he's cleared to rejoin the lineup.
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Blues D Nick Leddy a game-time decision for Game 2 vs. Wild

St, Louis Blues defenseman Nick Leddy will be a game-time decision on Wednesday as his team prepares for Game 2 of its Stanley Cup playoff series against the Minnesota Wild. The veteran blueliner did not participate in morning skate on Wednesday, two days after he was injured taking a massive hit against the boards by Minnesota's Matt Boldy. The nature of the injury has not been made public.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Game-time call

Leddy (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Wild, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Leddy was excellent in Game 1, as he was a major part of shutting down Minnesota's top line, so it'd be a major loss for St. Louis if he's unable to go Wednesday. Check back for confirmation on his status once the Blues take the ice for pregame warmups.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Ruled out against Wild

Leddy will miss Wednesday's matchup with Minnesota due to an upper-body injury. Leddy logged 22:22 of ice time in Game 1 on Monday, including 1:05 with the man advantage. Without Leddy in the lineup, Calle Rosen will suit up on the blue line while Niko Mikkola should see the biggest uptick in ice time.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Collects helper Saturday

Leddy notched an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Coyotes. Leddy provided the secondary helper on Ivan Barabshev's tally in the first period. The assist snapped a five-game point drought with Leddy, who has brought stability in a top-four role for the Blues. He's up to 24 points, 70 shots on net, 62 blocked shots and a minus-28 rating through 72 appearances when accounting for his time with the Red Wings.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Returning Tuesday

Leddy (eye) will play Tuesday against visiting Boston, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Leddy sat out Sunday's game against Nashhville with the eye issue, but he's ready to return. The 31-year-old will look to build upon his seven points in 14 games since coming over from Detroit at the trade deadline in March.
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Blues' Nick Leddy: Out Sunday

Leddy (eye) will not play Sunday against Nashville but the injury isn't expected to be long-term, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Leddy is feeling better but his vision isn't back to 100 percent, so he'll miss at least one game. The 31-year-old is averaging 20:48 of ice time through 14 games with the Blues. He could return as early as Tuesday against Boston.
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