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Former Oiler Paajarvi returns to face former team

St. Louis Blues left wing Magnus Paajarvi attempts a shot that is blocked by San Jose Sharks goalie...

St. Louis Blues left wing Magnus Paajarvi attempts a shot that is blocked by San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi during the second period at Scottrade Center on Dec 17, 2013 in St. Louis, MO, US.(Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

Derek Van Diest, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:39 PM ET

EDMONTON - Magnus Paajarvi is enjoying his reduced role on a better team.

The St. Louis Blues winger is still trying to find his comfort zone after being traded from the Edmonton Oilers this summer.

An injury set him back early in the year, but having battled back, is now starting to get into the good graces of his head coach.

“I started off well, then I got injured and I was away for a month,” Paajarvi said. “I came back and it’s been up and down. I’m still trying to find it.

“I do have a different roll here a little bit, but I’m also aware of what kind of team I’m on. I’m playing on a contender and it’s really nice to be here. I’m aware of the situation, but it’s getting better.”

Heading into Saturday’s game against the Oilers, Paajarvi had two goals in 15 games. He suffered a chest injury early in the year, which knocked him out of the lineup.

“It was tough, it was only 10 games in and I was just starting to get a rhythm and momentum,” Paajarvi said.


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