The Blues have announced that Brad Boyes has been traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2nd round pick in this year’s draft.
In an interview with Jeremy Rutherford of the Post Dispatch, Blues GM, Doug Armstrong, said “When we got a call on Brad, I looked at our roster today and also looked at it moving forward. With the addition of Stewart and knowing (David) Perron is coming back at some point (from a concussion), it was necessary to make the move now while it was available.
“You just have to manage your assets. With Stewart, Perron and T.J. Oshie (on the right side), we had to create space. We had too many right wingers.”
The Blues may well use their extra second and third round picks to get another player but, if they don’t, then with Boyes earning $4million next year, this frees up more cap space. With Oshie, Berglund etc being RFA’s this gives the Blues plenty of room to sign the RFA’s and still add pieces in the summer. Just hope that the ownership situation is sorted out before then…