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CPR flatlined as Blues waive Porter

Nov 15, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

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St. Louis waived forward Chris Porter on Friday, the club announced.

Porter, 29, has spent his entire six-year career with the Blues organization and appeared in over 100 games, but had a tough time cracking the lineup this season and dressed for just two contests.

The former University of North Dakota winger rose to prominence during last year’s playoffs, thriving on a checking like with Ryan Reaves and Adam Cracknellthe “CPR Line” — which threw a ton of hits during the opening playoff round against Los Angeles.

Porter signed a two-year, $1.35 million extension with the Blues this past summer, carrying an average annual cap hit of $675,000. He last played in a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, and was scratched for last night’s 7-3 blowout win over Colorado.

 

  1. endusersolutions2013 - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Maybe the Panthers pick him up?

  2. jhaegs - Nov 15, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    No more CPR, WTF. This is surprising, seeing as he hasn’t had many chances to prove himself this year. Good luck though, Porter- your contribution last year was appreciated.

    It’d be nice if the Blues pick up another D-man. Ian Cole is unbearable, and Colaiacavo has had issues (horrible decisions when it comes to pinching in). Seeing as Leo will be out for a while, it’d be nice to add some more depth on D.

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