The St. Louis Blues announced Monday that the Vancouver Canucks have agreed to buy the Peoria Rivermen, the Blues' American Hockey League (AHL) franchise. The transaction is subject to approval by the AHL.
Out of respect for the AHL's approval process, the Canucks and Blues are unable to provide further details at this time.
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense