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Blues sign Berglund to three-year, $11.1M extension

Jun 26, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues signed forward Patrik Berglund to a three-year, $11.1 million contract on Thursday. (That salary, which calls for a $3.7 million cap hit, comes from multiple sources but hasn’t been confirmed by the team just yet.)

The 26-year-old forward scored 14 goals and 32 points in 78 games while failing to record a point in four postseason contests. He managed 25 points in 2012-13 despite being limited by the lockout-abbreviated 48-game slate, so some might have been a little bit disappointed by his output this past season.

(His possession stats improved a bit, if nothing else.)

Interestingly, a trade isn’t totally out of the question even after this signing, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

“Yeah, he would have a lot of interest around the league,” Blues GM Doug Armstrong said. “But he has a lot of interest with me, too.”

If this were to stand, the Blues covered quite a few of their bases already this offseason, although they have two significant restricted free agents to re-sign in forwards Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Sobotka. Cap Geek estimates St. Louis’ current cap space at about $18 million, so it’s conceivable that they can have leftover money to chase a noteworthy free agent even if they lock up those players.

They also could have some room to make a trade, if there’s a market for him.

  1. dogfromduckhunt - Jun 26, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    The only reason to sign a RFA who has no chance to receive an offer sheet right now is because you are prepping for a trade. Enjoy Ottawa Bergy.

    • dogfromduckhunt - Jun 26, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      Not coincidental, the Sens just re-upped Gryba at about the same time. Spezza and Gryba will be Blues in the next 24 hours.

      • bluesdroogie - Jun 26, 2014 at 6:20 PM

        so Berglund, and what other trade items do the Blues use in landing both players? Draft picks and Hopefully NOT Schwartz, Jaskin, Or Rattie. Also leave our defense alone. Bouw-Petro
        Shatty – Jax
        Polak – Leopold

        (might be out of position but I was just trying to get all in there)

      • bluesdroogie - Jun 26, 2014 at 6:23 PM

        Just remembered Gryba is a right handed big defensemen. Who do we send on defense if we get Gryba? are we playing with Shatty?

      • bluesrawesome - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:22 AM

        We should trade Leopold. He dosnt really fit in any more. We could sign Willie Mitchell bc we need more physicality,grit,and playoff experience on the blue line. So I don’t think Gryba is a option bc we have Petro, Shattenkirk, and Polak for righties. I think in a Spezza deal we send the 33rd overall pick, Berglund, and Leopold, and maybe Cole if thts not enough. If we added Spezza and Mithell we look like a rlly good team.

    • iowa02 - Jun 26, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      Is St Louis on Spazza’s list of potential teams? If so, it was nice knowing you Bergy.

    • bobbybarnard1 - Jun 26, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      i am in st. louis, i think that you are spot on ducky. good luck betting the trifecta at the race track.

  2. spezzdispenser - Jun 26, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    I’m getting nervous!!!!

  3. bluesdroogie - Jun 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    With pht saying the Blues might have an interest in Kessler, Bergy to Vancouver might be a possibility. He is good friends with both Sedins and trains with them in the off season. Would either team be willing to trade to each other? Berglund + for Kessler? I know it has been reported he only wants to go to Chicago or Anaheim but I wonder if he would waive for the Blues?

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