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Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Misses Tuesday's game
Kapanen (upper body) won't play in Tuesday's preseason game versus the Blue Jackets.
Kapanen was initially scheduled to play Tuesday, but the injury was revealed just before puck drop. The 27-year-old winger can be considered day-to-day until further information becomes available. The Blues' next preseason contest is Thursday in Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Faces alcohol-related charge
Kapanen was charged with driving while intoxicated in Finland last month, according to Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun.
Kapanen was contrite when he issued a statement through the Blues. "Last month I made an unacceptable error in judgment and take full responsibility for my actions. I offer my apologies to my family, the Blues organization, my teammates and the fans. I understand the severity of my mistake and am committed to doing everything I can to earn back their trust." Kapanen was picked up on waivers in February by the Blues from the Penguins. He played well with the Blues, scoring eight times and adding six assists in only 23 contests. Kapanen's case is scheduled to go to trial in February in Finland.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Grabs helper in loss
Kapanen notched an assist, three shots on goal, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Wild.
Kapanen has a goal and an assist over his last two games after going empty in his previous three contests. The 26-year-old winger continues to do well in a top-six role with the Blues. He has 14 points in 21 outings with the team, and 34 points, 113 shots on net, 99 hits and a minus-8 rating through 64 appearances when accounting for his time with the Penguins.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Nets overtime winner Thursday
Kapanen tallied the overtime winner in the Blues' 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
Kapanen is up to five game-winning goals this season, which surpasses his previous career high of three set in 2018-19 and then matched in 2020-21. He was held off the scoresheet over his first three April appearances, but the 26-year-old was great in 15 contests in March, providing seven goals and 12 points in that span. Through 63 outings in 2022-23, Kapanen's contributed 15 goals and 33 points.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Three-point effort in win
Kapanen scored twice on six shots, supplied an assist and added two hits in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Ducks.
Kapanen scored early goals in the second and third periods, which were the Blues' last two tallies of the game. The 26-year-old winger has benefited from his change of scenery with nine points through 13 outings with the Blues since they claimed him off waivers from the Penguins. For the season, Kapanen has 13 tallies, 29 points, 100 shots on net, 93 hits and a minus-7 rating through 56 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Two points including GWG
Kapanen scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Jets.
The 26-year-old is skating in a top-six role with St. Louis and is taking advantage -- Kapanen has found the back of the net in two straight games, and both of them have been game-winners. In 10 contests since joining the Blues he's recorded four goals and six points, and he's also on the second power-play unit. Kapanen has never been a consistent fantasy producer, but he could have value in deeper formats down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Scores game-winner Friday
Kapanen supplied a goal in Friday's 5-2 victory over Washington.
Kapanen has 10 goals and 24 points in 52 contests this season, including three markers and four points over nine outings since he was claimed off waivers by St. Louis from the Penguins. He entered Friday's action averaging 16:12 of ice time with the Blues, which is up from 12:02 over his 43 appearances with Pittsburgh in 2022-23. Kapanen's presence was especially felt against the Capitals, given that his marker midway through the second period proved to be the game-winner.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Nets shortie in loss
Kapanen scored a shorthanded goal on four shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.
Kapanen's third-period tally tied the game at 2-2. He's scored in two of his three games with the Blues after they claimed him off waivers from the Penguins. The winger is up to nine tallies, 22 points, 78 shots on net, 81 hits and a minus-8 rating through 46 outings between the two teams this season, though his more advanced role in St. Louis seems to be suiting him well.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Puts away empty-netter
Kapanen scored an empty-net goal and added three hits in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Sharks.
This was Kapanen's second game with the Blues, and he earned his first point since he was claimed off waivers from the Penguins. The 26-year-old has filled a middle-six role for his new team, seeing a significant increase in usage compared to the third-line assignments he drew near the end of his time in Pittsburgh. The winger is up to eight goals, 21 points, 74 shots on net, 80 hits and a minus-8 rating through 45 contests between the two teams this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Put on waivers
Kapanen was placed on waivers by Pittsburgh on Friday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
Kapanen has seven goals and 20 points in 43 games with the Penguins this season. However, over his last 15 outings, he's provided a goal and just four points. Kapanen has also averaged only 12:02 of ice time in 2022-23, down from 14:32 last season and his height of 16:37 with Toronto in 2018-19. The 26-year-old is on the first season of a two-year, $6.4 million contract.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kasperi Kapanen: Claimed by Blues
Kapanen was claimed by the Blues on Saturday off waivers from Pittsburgh, TSN's Chris Johnston reports.
Kapanen has produced seven goals, 20 points, 69 shots on net and 76 hits in 43 games this season. He is signed through the 2023-24 season with a $3.2 million cap hit. Kapanen could occupy a bottom-six spot in the lineup with the Blues for the remainder the 2022-23 campaign. His debut with his new team could come Tuesday versus Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Posts power-play assist
Kapanen notched a power-play assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.
Kapanen snapped a four-game point drought when he helped out on a Jason Zucker tally in the second period. Playing on the third line, Kapanen has struggled to regularly produce offense this season. The 26-year-old winger has 20 points (six on the power play) with 69 shots on net, 76 hits and a minus-6 rating through 42 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Two points in Friday's win
Kapanen scored a power-play goal on three shots, added an assist and logged two PIM in Friday's 6-3 win over the Ducks.
Kapanen's first-period marker put the Penguins up 2-1, and they didn't look back. The 26-year-old's goal was his first since Jan. 2, though he missed five games with a lower-body injury in that span. He's settled back into a third-line role, though he's frequently played a smaller part than that due to inconsistency. The winger has seven goals, 19 points (five on the power play), 60 shots on net, 70 hits and a minus-1 rating through 37 outings.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Ready to play against Colorado
Kapanen (lower body) will be available for Tuesday's matchup with the Avs, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Kapanen was mired in a seven-game goal drought prior to suffering his lower-body injury. During his slump, the winger managed 14 shots but just one helper. While Kapanen is expected to slot into a third-line role alongside Jeff Carter and Brock McGinn, he could still find himself scratched periodically in favor of Drew O'Connor or Danton Heinen if he can't produce.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Could play Tuesday
Kapanen (lower body) is expected to be a game-time call Tuesday against the Avalanche, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Kapanen will still need to be removed from injured reserve before rejoining the lineup. The 26-year-old has missed the last five games, but some time off during the All-Star break might have been enough for him to heal up. He has 17 points in 35 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Practicing Saturday
Kapanen (lower body) is practicing in a regular jersey Saturday, Pens Inside Scoop reports.
Kapanen was deemed to be out week-to-week when he was injured Jan. 18, so this is a surprise, given that it has only been 10 days. The Finnish winger has six goals, 17 points, 54 shots on goal and 66 hits in 35 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Lands on IR
Kapanen (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Kapanen is currently listed as week-to-week, so his placement on the injured reserve list isn't expected to impact his timetable. A return before the All-Star break still seems unlikely. Kapanen, who last played Jan. 18, has six goals, 17 points, 54 shots on net and 66 hits through 35 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Deemed week-to-week
Kapanen (lower body) is considered week-to-week, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Given Kapanen's uncertain recovery timetable, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 26-year-old winger sidelined until after the All-Star break. He's picked up six goals and 17 points through 35 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Manages helper on lone goal
Kapanen recorded an assist in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Jets.
Points have been few and far between for Kapanen, as he's managed just one goal and four assists over the last month, a span of 11 games. He averaged 14:32 of ice time last season, but Kapanen's rink run has dropped to 11:48 in 2022-23, as the Penguins have started utilizing him on the penalty kill at the expense of fewer opportunities on the power play.... See More ... See Less
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