St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated forward Jaden Schwartz from injured reserve. Schwartz has missed the past 20 games due to a right-ankle injury. In addition, the Blues have placed forward Magnus Paajarvi (pay-YAR-vee) on waivers.
Schwartz, 25, has dressed in 30 games for the Blues this season, posting 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) and a +23 rating. At the time of his injury, the 5’10, 190-pound forward shared ninth overall in points, shared 12th in both goals and assists and ranked second in plus/minus. Overall, the Wilcox, Saskatchewan, native has appeared in 348 career regular season games, amassing 247 points (103 goals, 144 assists) and a +83 rating. Schwartz was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round, 14th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Paajarvi, 26, has played in 44 games for the Blues this season, collecting four points (two goals, two assists). The 6’3, 206-pound forward is currently in his fifth season in St. Louis after the Blues acquired him via trade from the Edmonton Oilers on July 10, 2013. Overall, the Norrkoping, Sweden, native has recorded 97 points (45 goals, 52 assists) in 352 career NHL regular season games.