Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas
19-Year-Old CenterC
St. Louis Blues
DL
Injury Upper Body
Est. Return 1/21/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A speedy center is what the Blues were missing in a turbulent 2017-18 campaign that fell short of the playoffs. Thomas has uncanny agility and an elite hockey sense, which triggered the Blues to select him No. 20 overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. The touted prospect spent last season in the OHL, racking up 24 goals and 75 points in 49 games, helping to win the league's championship while reeling in playoff MVP honors. He also mustered six points in seven games for Team Canada in the 2018 IIHF World Championships. There's nothing left for the 19-year-old Thomas to accomplish in Canadian juniors but he's still too young for the AHL, so St. Louis is expected to bring him up to the big club. GM Doug Armstrong wants to ease Thomas into action, so he'll likely start the season on the fourth line with special teams duties. However, Armstrong also added that if Thomas picks up the flow quickly, he could center the top line with Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko by the new year. Such a testament gives the pivot huge upside if he can make the leap. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blues in September of 2017.
Won't travel with team
CSt. Louis Blues
Upper Body
January 11, 2019
Thomas (upper body) will not join the Blues on their upcoming four-game road trip and has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
ANALYSIS
With Thomas slated to miss the next four games, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him designated for IR. The center has racked up five goals, nine assists and 42 shots in his 37 outings this season. If Alexander Steen (shoulder) isn't cleared to play ahead of Saturday's clash with Dallas, the Blues will likely need to promote a player from the minors.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:23
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:43
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:15
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
12:23
0:43
0:15
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Exits due to injury
CSt. Louis Blues
Upper Body
January 10, 2019
Thomas won't return to Thursday's game against the Canadiens due to an upper-body injury.
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Showing glimpses of huge potential
CSt. Louis Blues
December 27, 2018
Thomas scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Buffalo.
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Secures 10th NHL point
CSt. Louis Blues
December 18, 2018
Thomas registered an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's win over the Oilers.
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Won't play in World Juniors
CSt. Louis Blues
December 15, 2018
GM Doug Armstrong said Thomas wouldn't be loaned to Team Canada for the World Junior Championship, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
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Garners lone goal for Notes
CSt. Louis Blues
December 1, 2018
Thomas scored his second career goal Saturday in a 6-1 road loss to the Coyotes.
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