The St. Louis Blues are pleased with the progress of Jaden Schwartz in the AHL.
Schwartz gained 14 pounds during the off-season and it has helped this season. "I knew coming in I was going to be playing against older, bigger guys, so I had to have a good offseason, and I did that," Schwartz said. "So definitely, in the corners and with my battle-level, it makes a difference. I think my center of gravity is pretty low as it is, being a smaller guy. But there were just certain aspects of the game, certain areas where I have to give myself an advantage being one of the smaller guys. I think with the offseason I had, I came in with more confidence and it's helped me this year." The five foot nine inch center has nine goals and 17 points in 28 games this season but has been hot of late with four goals and nine points in his last 10 contests.