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Blues' Nathan Walker: Snags helper in loss
Walker registered an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday.
Walker ended his eight-game pointless streak with his helper Sunday but is still stuck in a 21-game goal drought. During his goal slump, the winger managed just 20 shots. If he doesn't start shooting the puck more, Walker's goal drought is likely to continue.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Nets first goal of season
Walker scored a goal and added two PIM in Monday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.
Walker put the Blues ahead for good with a goal at 13:02 of the second period. It was his first tally of the season, and he's earned both of his points in his last six outings. The 28-year-old has been limited to fourth-line minutes when he's in the lineup, which is no guarantee -- and he could be on his way back to the press box soon if Logan Brown (upper body) pushes Walker for a spot in the lineup. In addition to his two points, Walker has 13 PIM, 27 hits, 17 blocked shots, 10 shots on net and a minus-1 rating in 19 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Finding minutes hard to come by
Walker is averaging just 9:50 of ice time this season, his lowest since joining the Blues ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
In addition to seeing limited minutes, Walker has been a healthy scratch 13 times this season. Considering when he does crack the lineup he is barely on the ice, the 28-year-old winger figures to remain a low-end fantasy option throughout the 2022-23 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Back with team
Walker (wrist) re-signed with St. Louis on a one-year contract Thursday.
Walker logged 30 games with St. Louis this year, a personal best, in which he recorded eight goals, four assists and 38 shots. If he can cement himself in the lineup this season, Walker could be in line to challenge for the 30-point threshold.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Undergoes wrist surgery
Walker underwent a small "tidy-up" surgery on his wrist recently, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Walker's surgery is considered less significant than the one Alexei Toropchenko (shoulder) underwent recently. The 28-year-old Walker's status for training camp isn't likely to be in doubt, though he may initially be eased into on-ice activities if his recovery lags. Walker is expected to compete for a bottom-six role in 2022-23 after posting career highs in points (12) and games played (30) last season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Assists in back-to-back games
Walker produced an assist, four hits, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Walker has found a groove in his fourth-line role lately, picking up a goal and three assists in his last five games. He had the primary assist on Justin Faulk's opening tally Saturday. Walker is at 12 points, 36 shots, 50 hits and a plus-4 rating through 27 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Gathers helper Thursday
Walker notched an assist and blocked two shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.
Walker's found a run of productivity with a goal and two assists in his last four outings. The 28-year-old has enjoyed more playing time this season with 11 points in 26 appearances, though he's still often limited to a fourth-line role. He's added 34 shots on net, 46 hits and a plus-2 rating.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Buries goal in win
Walker scored a goal, levied three hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Flames.
Walker put the Blues ahead with 1:56 left in the third period, setting off a flurry of offense in the final part of the game. The 28-year-old has tallied twice in his last three outings, and he's up to seven goals with one assist, 28 shots on net, 29 hits and a plus-4 rating in 16 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Lights lamp Wednesday
Walker scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.
Walker has scored twice in five contests since he joined the Blues after the trade deadline. The 28-year-old's third-period tally Wednesday stood as the game-winner. Through 14 games this season, he's earned six goals, one assist, 26 shots on net, 26 hits and a plus-4 rating in a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Summoned by big club
Walker was recalled from AHL Springfield under emergency conditions Tuesday.
The Blues are dealing with multiple injuries up front, so Walker will likely draw into the lineup immediately Tuesday versus the Capitals. He's picked up four goals and five points through nine top-level appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Sent to AHL
Walker was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Monday, per CBS Sports.
Since scoring five points in his first three NHL appearances this season, Walker is on a six-game scoreless drought. He'll likely spend more time in the minors or on the taxi squad.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Promoted to active roster
Walker was elevated to the Blues' active roster Thursday.
Walker will make his first NHL appearance since Dec. 29 on Thursday against Seattle in St. Louis. The 27-year-old has logged all five of his NHL points this season at home. The Welsh winger will fill the vacancy left in Brayden Schenn's (COVID-19 protocols) absence.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Joins taxi squad
Walker was promoted to the Blues' taxi squad Tuesday, per Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic.
Walker has tallied 21 points through 22 appearances with AHL Springfield this season. During his most recent three-game stint with there, he logged four points. The 27-year-old has recorded five points through seven NHL appearances in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Assigned to AHL affiliate
Walker joined AHL Springfield on Thursday, per Lou Korac of NHL.com.
Walker has averaged 13:13 of ice time and recorded five points through seven NHL appearances. The Welsh winger will rejoin AHL Springfield, where he has logged 17 points through 19 games.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Joins taxi squad
Walker was assigned to the taxi squad Saturday.
Walker tallied five points in his first three NHL appearances this season, but he has been held to zero points through his last four contests. The 27-year-old was displaced by the return of Oskar Sundqvist. He will remain near the front of the line for big-league opportunities going forward.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Two-point effort in OT loss
Walker scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks.
The Blues' roster is wracked by injuries at the moment, with Brayden Schenn (upper body) leaving the game Sunday and joining David Perron (upper body), Jordan Kyrou (upper body), Robert Thomas (lower body) and others on the sidelines. As a result, players like Walker are getting an opportunity to shine. The 27-year-old has yet to get a real shot in the NHL after posting solid numbers over the last few seasons in the AHL, but he now has four goals and five points in three games since being promoted last week. Even once St. Louis gets healthier, it could be tough to dislodge Walker from a spot if he keeps producing.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Hat trick in season debut
Walker scored three goals on five shots in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Red Wings.
What a season debut for Walker, who matched his career goal total from 25 previous NHL appearances. He potted the only two goals of the first period for either team, then completed the hat trick to give the Blues a 4-1 lead 9:27 into the final frame. It's fair to be skeptical about whether this performance will lead to further success for the 27-year-old winger, who skated just 12:56 in the contest, but Walker had 17 points in 19 games before being called up and could be worth taking a flier on if you have a roster spot available.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Called up from minors
Walker was recalled from AHL Springfield on Wednesday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Walker will likely be tasked with playing right away versus the Red Wings on Thursday after the Blues were forced to utilize just 17 skaters in Tuesday's matchup with Florida. The situation could get even worse after Jake Walman (upper body) picked up an injury versus the Panthers as well.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Lands on waiver wire
Walker was designated for waivers by St. Louis on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Walker has struggled to break into the NHL with any sort of consistency, having logged just 25 games over the last four years for Edmonton, Washington and St. Louis. The 27-year-old center won't find any opportunities easier to come by this year, either, as he figures to spend significant time in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Nathan Walker: Inks two-year extension
Walked signed a two-year, two-way extension with St. Louis on Saturday, per CapFriendly.
Walker has appeared in 25 total NHL games over the last four seasons, including eight games with the Blues during the 2020-21 campaign. He's a depth forward that has mostly been given a look in the bottom six when he's filling in for an injured forward. He should fill a similar role next season with St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
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