The Blues have traded for Jay Bouwmeester. Surprisingly, that's not a rumor, but a fact. During the first intermission against Minnesota, while fans were crossing their fingers after Jaroslav Halak left with an injury, the news broke that the Blues acquired Jay Bouwmeester from Calgary.
In exchange for Bouwmeester, the Blues are sending two prospects - defenseman Mark Cundari and goaltender Reto Berra - along with a first-round pick in the 2013 Draft. This pick is a conditional one. Should the Blues miss the playoffs this season, the Blues will instead give Calgary a fourth-round pick in 2013 and a first-round pick in 2014.
Bouwmeester has two years left on his five-year, $33.4 million contract. He's owed $6.6 million in 2013 and $6.6 in 2013-14.