St. Louis has been looking for a top centre since before the trade deadline and hopes to have found it in Roy, whose deal is done pending a physical, according to the team.
The 30-year-old split last season between the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks and finished with seven goals and 21 assists. The five-foot-nine playmaker played the bulk of his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres, where he had a career-high 81 points in 2007-08.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs