The 31-year-old Newbury appeared in 24 games for the Rangers over the past three seasons, posting two assists and 68 penalty minutes. In 72 career NHL games with the Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, and Toronto Maple Leafs, Newbury has four goals, nine points and 132 PIMs.
Syvret, 28, spent the 2012-13 season playing for the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate in Adirondack, posting six goals and 40 points in 76 games. In 59 career NHL games with the Flyers, Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers, Syvret has posted three goals and seven points.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie