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Small signings: Blues sign T.J. Hensick, Coyotes wrap up Jason LaBarbera for two years

Jun 6, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues and Phoenix Coyotes made some minor moves to fill up their rosters today, although neither teams were kind enough to share the exact terms of the contract extensions. Let’s discuss those two deals anyway.

The journeyman backup boasts impressive size as his greatest strength. He was OK in 17 games this season, going 7-6-3 with a .909 save percentage and 3.26 GAA. It’s hard to imagine “The Barber” being a starter for the Coyotes, but he could be a reasonably decent backup for two more seasons.

  • Re-signing LaBarbera isn’t an earth-shattering achievement, but re-signing T.J. Hensick brings even bigger yawns. The Blues signed the underwhelming former Colorado Avalanche forward to a two-year contract extension today. My guess is that they made it a two-way deal since Hensick isn’t exactly tearing it up at the NHL level.
  1. hystoracle - Jun 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Where is the league ..er.. the Phoenix Coyotes going to find the funds to resign Bryzgalov. Why don;t the just go ahead and move them to Quebec City already. That’s where they are going to be in the next couple years anyway. Then they could just flip them with Winnipeg to make realignment easier.

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