Stastny will wear ‘Shotblockers’ when he returns


Paul Stastny hasn’t played since Oct. 16 when he blocked a shot in Vancouver and broke his foot.

The Blues’ center is back skating, but there’s still no timeline for his return to game action.

When he does return, he’ll wear special guards on his skates called Shotblockers.

“I’ll wear them,” Stastny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “They’ve got these new ones now, they’re pretty good, a little lighter than the ones in the past. Ever since I’ve been out here, I’ve been wearing them. At first, it felt a little different, but that’s more because I was still uncomfortable in my skate. I don’t really feel it, so I’ll just keep it on.”

Click here to read about the company that makes the guards. According to the Post-Dispatch, since Stastny was hurt, every Blues player has had to wear them in practice. However, they remain optional for games.