St. Louis and Vancouver swapped minor leaguers Wednesday afternoon with Yan Stastny heading to the Canucks' organization and Pierre-Cedric Labrie going to the Blues.
Stastny, who appeared in four games for the Blues this season, had 27 points in 49 games for the Peoria Rivermen. He has 16 points in 91 NHL games. Labrie had only six points, a minus-13 and 69 penalty minutes rating in 45 games for the Manitoba Moose.
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82