Mar 6, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Matt D

D'Agostini Numbers Down, Injury to Blame?

Matt D’Agostini, who was expected to be a top line forward for the Blues following his breakout 46 point season in ’10-’11, had a down year highlighted by a concussion that sidelined him from February 8th to March 31st (27 games). Even though he missed almost a third of the season, D’Agostini was still disappointing, contributing meekly to a Blues offense that finished only 21st in the NHL. Even further, he did not provide the power play with much of a spark, going from 14 power play points in ’10-’11 to only 3 this past season.

In ’11-’12, D’Agostini registered 9 goals and 9 assists for 18 points. He played mostly on the third line before his injury, but was relegated to the fourth in the latter part of the season and was at times a healthy scratch. To be sure, D’Agostini was a big disappointment following his most successful season. He is under contract for the ’12-’13 season, but will be an restricted free agent after next season, and needs a rebound year if he hopes to remain in the NHL.

Overall Grade: C

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