The St. Louis Blues have finally addressed their need for help at defense. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Blues have acquired Jordan Leopold from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. The condition hinges on the team's success in the playoffs. If the Blues win a playoff round, Buffalo receives a fourth-round pick. If not, it's a fifth.
Leopold, 32, has skated in 24 games with the Sabres in 2013. He's a left-handed defenseman, something the Blues have desperately needed, and has two goals and six assists on the year.
The defenseman is in the final year of a three-year, $9 million deal.no comments