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by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - On Monday night, the Blues acquired a first-round pick in 2017, a conditional second round pick, Zach Sanford and Brad Malone from the Washington Capitals in exchange for Kevin Shattenkirk and Pheonix Copley.

The player likely to make the most immediate impact for the Blues in the deal is Sanford, a 22-year-old Salem, Massachusetts native who made his NHL debut this season with the Capitals. At 6-foot-4 and 203 pounds, Sanford is a big player that can play center or the wing. He's drawn comparisons to Tage Thompson, a 6-foot-5 center the Blues selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft last summer.

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Cam Talbot propels Oilers to win

Makes 25 saves against Blues; Edmonton concludes road trip 3-3-0

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Cam Talbot made 25 saves, and Mark Letestu scored the game-winning goal for the Edmonton Oilers in a 2-1 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center on Tuesday.

With the Oilers on a 5-on-3 power play for 1:35 after a Magnus Paajarvi slash and Colton Parayko delay of game, Letestu made it 2-1 with 15 seconds left in the two-man advantage and 41 seconds into the second period after Jake Allen made a sprawling save on Connor McDavid.

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Blues deal Shattenkirk, Copley to Capitals

Club gets 2017 1st round pick, conditional 2nd, Sanford and Malone

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - For several months or more, Kevin Shattenkirk's name had been the subject of constant trade speculation.

On Monday, that speculation was resolved as the Blues dealt Shattenkirk and goalie Pheonix Copley to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a first-round pick in 2017, a conditional second-round pick and forwards Zach Sanford and Brad Malone.

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Game Notes: Feb. 28 at Edmonton

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

The Blues and Oilers will meet tonight for the final time this season. Thus far, the Blues are winless against the Oilers in 2016-17, though they did earn a point in a 3-2 overtime loss in their most recent clash (Dec. 19). In the big picture, the Blues have fared well against the Oilers, earning wins in eight of their last 11 overall and 10 of their last 12 at Scottrade Center. Edmonton is a bit cool at the moment, losing three of their last four, but Connor McDavid has remained hot. The League's leader with 71 points, McDavid has three goals and 11 points over his last eight games. If the Blues can shut him down, they'll be in good shape as the Oilers are 8-10-3 when McDavid is held pointless this season.

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Blues recall Barbashev from the Wolves

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have recalled forward Ivan Barbashev from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

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NHL 100: Al MacInnis

MacInnis is one of 14 former Blues named to NHL's 100 Greatest Players

by Ashali Vise / St. Louis Blues

In celebration of its centennial season, the NHL released its list of the 100 Greatest Players to play the game. In the coming weeks, we'll be profiling each of the 14 former Blues to be named to that list.

Four of the scariest words in NHL history: "An Al MacInnis' Slapshot."

Known for having one of the hardest shots in the League, the 13-time All- Star spent 23 seasons in the NHL from 1981-2004, splitting his time with the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues. St. Louis made playoff appearances in each of the 10 seasons MacInnis wore the Blue Note, including in 1999 when the defenseman won the Norris Trophy as the League's top defenseman.

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Armstrong, Blues prepare for trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline is set for Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Whether any significant moves are made or not, the next few days will certainly be a busy time for Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and his staff.

That's because the NHL Trade Deadline is approaching quickly. All deals League-wide will have to be finalized by Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT.

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Artem Anisimov propels Blackhawks to win

Forward scores with 5:20 to play against Blues

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2 at United Center on Sunday, winning their fourth straight game on a late goal by Artem Anisimov.

After getting a cross-ice pass from Artemi Panarin, Anisimov scored his 22nd goal to put the Blackhawks up 3-2 with 5:20 left. Scott Darling made three of his 30 saves following Anisimov's goal before Tanner Kero scored into an empty net at 19:57.

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Blues hope to reverse League-wide bye week trend

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

CHICAGO - You've probably seen the records for teams coming off a bye week.

If you haven't, here are the basics: They're not good.

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Projected Lineup: Feb. 26 at Chicago

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

CHICAGO - The Blues will meet the Blackhawks for the first time since the Winter Classic and for the final time this season tonight at 6:30 p.m. at United Center (NBCSN, KMOX).

The Blues are coming off a five-day bye week, while the Blackhawks have won eight of their last nine games.

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