Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas
20-Year-Old CenterC
St. Louis Blues
Out
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 9/18/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It took some time for Thomas to get used to the NHL game, but it's official now that he's here to stay. The 20-year-old finished his rookie campaign with 33 points in 72 games, and his production was even better down the stretch with 19 points over the final 30 contests. There were times during the postseason that Thomas looked like the best player on the ice, as his speed opens up space for his teammates while his vision helps develop plays out of seemingly nothing. Thomas could become a star in this league, and with top-six duties on tap, it would be surprising if he didn't ring up 50 points this year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blues in September of 2017.
Should be ready by opener
CSt. Louis Blues
Wrist
September 13, 2019
GM Doug Armstrong said Thomas (wrist) will slowly be worked into drills but he should be ready for the season opener versus the Capitals on Oct. 2, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Thomas sat out five of the team's last six playoff games due to his wrist injury and then underwent surgery less than two weeks after hoisting the Stanley Cup. Having Thomas back will add plenty of speed to the Blues' forward corps. He was used throughout the lineup during the 2018-19 season and was one of the team's best players during the playoffs. It's unclear how the Blues will use Thomas once he's fully healthy, but the 20-year-old has a good chance at a top-six role and should easily top the 33 points he posted in his rookie campaign.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:04
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:16
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:09
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
13:04
1:16
0:09
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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.
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Undergoes wrist procedure
CSt. Louis Blues
Wrist
June 24, 2019
Thomas had surgery on his wrist to repair tendon damage, the team announced Monday.
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Won't play Wednesday
CSt. Louis Blues
Undisclosed
June 12, 2019
Thomas (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 7 against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Good to go
CSt. Louis Blues
June 9, 2019
Thomas (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Sunday's Game 6 against the visiting Bruins, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
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Game-time call for Game 6
CSt. Louis Blues
Undisclosed
June 8, 2019
Coach Craig Berube labeled Thomas (undisclosed) a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 6 versus the Bruins, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
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Still sidelined
CSt. Louis Blues
Undisclosed
June 6, 2019
Thomas (undisclosed) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's Game 5 against the Bruins, NHL.com's Louie Korac reports.
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