Kesler's agent, Kurt Overhardt, denied the rumors to the Denver Post.
NOTES: Vancouver (G Roberto Luongo, D Dan Hamhuis) and St. Louis (D Alex Pietrangelo, D Jay Bouwmeester) each had two players on gold-medal-winning Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics. LW Daniel Sedin and D Alex Edler of the Canucks, C Patrik Berglund and LW Alexander Steen of the Blues won silver medals with Team Sweden. ... In all, 10 Blues players represented their countries at the Olympics, an NHL-high shared with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. ... Blues RW T.J. Oshie took six of eight U.S. shootout attempts in pool play against Russia, scoring on four of them, including the winner. ... C Henrik Sedin, the Canucks captain who missed the Olympics because of a rib injury, returned to the lineup after sitting out eight of the 10 games leading up to the Olympic break. ... Daniel Sedin, the 2011 NHL scoring champion, had not scored in 19 games heading into Wednesday's resumption of play. He was 1-4-5 in six games for Sweden at Sochi.