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Blues sign veteran forward Lindstrom: one year, $700,000

May 28, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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Joakim Lindstrom is on his way back to North America.

Lindstrom, a veteran of 97 career NHL games that spent the last three years in Sweden, has signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis blues, the club announced on Wednesday.

Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the deal is worth $700,000.

Lindstrom, 30, was Columbus’ second-round pick (41st overall) at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and went onto appear in 37 games for the Jackets, scoring four goals and eight points. From there, Lindstrom had stints in both Phoenix and Colorado, scoring a career-high nine goals and 20 points in 44 games for the Coyotes during the 2008-09 campaign.

Lindstrom has been one of the best scorers in Sweden over the last few years, culminating with a stellar ’13-14 campaign in which he finished second in the Swedish Hockey League in scoring (63 points in 55 games).

  1. pjblake2redwings - May 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    randomly decides to come back to NHL when he is one of the top Swedish scores for only a 1 yr 700k contract.. maybe the blues got lucky with this one

    • cardsandbluesforever - May 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM

      well there goes $700k down the drain…

      • c9castine - May 28, 2014 at 7:44 PM

        700k is always worth gambling on a guy like this.

        hey might come in and make their 3rd line more dynamic and post 40 points.

        then your looking around at how many teams are paying guys 3 mil to do that.

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