News:Jaden Schwartz scored two goals, including the game-winner, against the Blackhawks on Saturday. He was also plus-2 and had four shots on goal.
Analysis:Jaden Schwartz only has seven goals and 13 points in 45 games this season, but he's only 20 and is a former first-round pick, so there is still future potential there.
News:Jaden Schwartz scored an unassisted goal in the first period of the Blues' 4-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday.
Analysis:Jaden Schwartz also added an assist to give him a total of nine points on the season. Though he was plus-2 for the game, he is minus-6 on the season and doesn't have much fantasy value. However, he is a first-round choice and is someone to keep an eye on for next year.
News:Jaden Schwartz netted his third goal of the season as the Blues fell to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was a case of being in the right place at the right time, as a shot from Vladimir Tarasenko deflected off Jaden Schwartz. He is playing on the fourth line now that all the Blues' front-line players are back from injury.
News:Jaden Schwartz was dropped to third-line duty Thursday night as Alex Steen, returning from a shoulder injury, skated on the Blues' top line. He was able to get off six shots on net in 14:53 of ice time in St. Louis' 3-0 win over Phoenix.
Analysis: The rookie has collected one point in the past seven games and was fated to be replaced once one of the Blues' injured regulars returned. Turns out it was Steen on Thursday, but it could have also been Andy McDonald (knee) once he's ready to play again.
News:Jaden Schwartz, skating on St. Louis' first line, had a team-high six shots Friday night in the Blues' 4-2 comeback win over the Oilers. He scored a goal and had an assist in the win.
Analysis: Injuries and ineffective offense forced head coach Ken Hitchcock to shuffle up the lines, which landed Jaden Schwartz on a line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie. The Blues have been imploring Schwartz, who's skated primarily on the fourth line this season, to get more pucks to the net and it finally registered on him Friday. If he can continue to produce, Schwartz will remain on one of the top three lines even when the injured players return.
News:Jaden Schwartz registered a goal and an assist in Friday's win over Edmonton, giving him five points on the season.
Analysis: A first-round pick in 2010, Jaden Schwartz had a strong game on Friday. Look for him to gradually earn more ice time if he continues to contribute. Remember his name in keeper leagues.
News:Jaden Schwartz was dropped from the second to the fourth line mid-game during St. Louis' 4-3 shootout loss to Vancouver. The demotion comes after the rookie played his strongest game of the season Friday night in Calgary.
Analysis:Jaden Schwartz was involved in a first-period penalty for too many men on the ice, which led to the Canucks' first goal. Later in the period, he failed to clear a puck that led to Vancouver's second goal. These are the ups and downs of a rookie. Schwartz has keeper potential, but it will be hard to keep him on a starting roster this season.
News:Jaden Schwartz scored his first goal of the season Friday night in St. Louis' 5-2 win over Calgary. A few minutes later, he assisted on Patrick Berglund's goal.
Analysis: The points snapped an eight-game scoreless drought. The Blues have been looking for the rookie winger to be more selfish -- he has just nine shots in 10 games this season -- so perhaps the goal will make him shoot more. He has four shots in the last two games after totaling five in his first eight.
News:Jaden Schwartz was a healthy scratch in Monday's loss to Los Angeles.
Analysis:Jaden Schwartz has been a healthy scratch in two of the last four games after appearing in the first six games of the season. St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock has been on him to be more aggressive and look for his own shot, but the rookie has attempted just five shots on goal in nine games played.
News:Jaden Schwartz had one shot, one hit and was a minus-2 Thursday night in St. Louis' loss to Detroit. The rookie, who was scratched for the Blues' previous game, had one shot in his previous six games and three all season entering Thursday night's game.
Analysis: The Blues want the talented forward to shoot more and defer less, something St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock discussed with Jaden Schwartz prior to making him active Thursday. The Blues love his all-around game, and Schwartz has always been a play-maker, but they would like him to think more about making the play that puts the puck in the net rather than making the next play.
News:Jaden Schwartz, who was a healthy scratch against Nasvhille on Tuesday, will be active for Thursday's game against Detroit, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Jaden Schwartz is one of five players that have been shuffling in and out of the fourth line. Two of the group that includes Schwartz, Jamie Langenbrunner, Scott Nichol, Ryan Reaves and Matt D'Agostini are part of the fourth-line shuffle.
News:Jaden Schwartz, who is off to a slow start with one assist and minus-3 rating through seven games, has been deferring too much in the offensive zone instead of looking to be more selfish, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "He spends too much time deferring," said St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock. "He's such a dependable player but in the offensive zone, he tries to give the puck to somebody because he thinks they're better than he is. We saw the same thing in the American Hockey League. We talked to him about that."
Analysis: The slow start has resulted in Jaden Schwartz being moved from the second to the fourth line, where he played just six minutes in Friday's loss to the Detroit. The Blues remain happy with the 20-year-old forward and feel he's responsible defensively, despite having the lowest plus-minus on the team. But clearly the rookie is struggling to generate offense. Going back to his time in the AHL during the lockout, Schwartz has not scored a goal and in 16 games. And he's at a combined (AHL/NHL) minus-17 since the start of the AHL season.
News:Jaden Schwartz returned to the St. Louis lineup Friday night after missing one game as a healthy scratch. He had three hits in nine shifts for 5:55 of ice time in the Blues' loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis:Jaden Schwartz began the season on the second line and was dropped after about five games.
News:Jaden Schwartz was inactive for Thursday's win over Columbus, but will be in the lineup Friday night against Detroit, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock moved Vladimir Sobotka up to the second line to replace Jaden Schwartz and inserted Scott Nichol into the lineup on the fourth line. Early on, the rookie has not made a big impact in St. Louis, at least not as big as fellow rookie Vladimir Tarasenko, but the Blues really like Schwartz and he's a good long-term speculative play, if you carry reserve spots in your fantasy league.
News:Jaden Schwartz will be replaced on the second line by Vladimir Sobotka beginning with Thursday night's game against Columbus, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: This appears to be more of a promotion for Sobotka than a demotion for Jaden Schwartz. The rookie will continue to get his minutes, but his chances of producing points are much slimmer on the fourth line.
News:Jaden Schwartz had an assist and two minutes in penalties in 10:18 in Monday's shootout win over Nashville.
Analysis: The rookie is averaging a little over 11 minutes per night with no time on the power play in the Blues' first two games. Early on, he's been getting skipped as fourth-liner Vladimir Sobotka replaces him on the second line for some of his shifts.
News:Jaden Schwartz had two shots, two blocked shots and a hit in 11:59 in St. Louis' win over Detroit on Saturday. The rookie started the season on the second line.
Analysis:Jaden Schwartz did not impact the scoring at all and did not see any time on the power play. After the game, St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock, in explaining his decision to sit veteran Jamie Langenbrunner, made reference to getting a read on some of the team's younger players in the first few games of the season. Reading between Hitchcock's comments, we assume Schwartz hasn't locked up a spot on St. Louis' roster for the season.
News:Jaden Schwartz has made St. Louis' roster and is expected to open the season Saturday night, skating on the second line with Patrik Berglund and Chris Stewart, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Jaden Schwartz will be given a high-profile spot as a top-six forward after a nice run with AHL Peoria. He had nine goals and 10 assists in 33 games for the Rivermen.
News:Jaden Schwartz opened training camp practicing on a line with Patrik Berglund and Chris Stewart, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports. Berglund typically centers the Blues' second line, meaning Schwartz is being considered for top-six duty.
Analysis: This may not have been the case had training camp kicked off as normal in September. He had a strong summer of conditioning, adding 14 pounds to his frame, and had a productive stretch (nine goals, 19 assists, 33 games) while skating for AHL Peroria.