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Blues Acquire Steen, Colaiacovo

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
The Blues acquired Alex Steen (pictured) and Carlo Colaiacovo on Monday in exchange for Lee Stempniak.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the team has acquired defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo (koh-lee-A-KOH-voh) and center Alexander Steen from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Lee Stempniak.

“We feel we have improved our club today for both the short and long term by adding Carlo and Alex,” said Davidson. “Carlo is solid two-way defenseman and will provide depth to our blueline and Alex can play center or wing and can score at the NHL level.”

“Lee has done a tremendous job in St. Louis. He is a classy individual and we would like to thank him for all of his work on and off the ice that he has provided to the St. Louis Blues.”

Colaiacovo, 25, has played in 10 games this season with the Maple Leafs, recording one assist and six penalty minutes. The 6-1, 200-pound defenseman is in his sixth NHL season, playing in 111 games, registering 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) along with 57 penalty minutes.

 Trade Reaction
Chris Kerber gets reaction from John Davidson, Andy Murray and Eric Brewer in the Nov. 25 episode of BluesCast Listen 

Kerber interviews Alex Steen and Carlo Colaiacavo. Listen
The Toronto, Ontario native was originally drafted by Toronto in the first round, 17th overall in the 2001 Entry Draft.

Steen, 24, has skated 20 games this season with Toronto, notching four points (two goals, two assists) along with six penalty minutes. The 6-1, 205-pound center is in his fourth NHL season, playing in 253 games, amassing 126 points (50 goals, 76 assists) and 106 penalty minutes.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was originally drafted by Toronto in the first round, 24th overall in the 2002 Entry Draft.

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