MacDermid was acquired as part of the trade that sent Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins. MacDermid scored his first career NHL goal with the Stars and had two goals and nine penalty minutes in six games.
Gazdic had four goals and seven assists in 59 games with the Texas Stars, Dallas' affiliate in the American Hockey League.
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