ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday the club has signed free agent forward Marek Svatos (MAIR-ehk, SVA-tohs) to a one-year contract.
Svatos will have to clear waivers before he can play in the NHL. The Blues will know whether he cleared waivers on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Svatos, 28, has made 19 appearances with the Kontinental Hockey League’s (KHL) Omsk Avangard this season recording eight points including three goals and five assists.
In 2009-10, the 5’10, 185-pound forward tallied seven goals and four assists for 11 points in 54 regular season games with the Colorado Avalanche as well as a goal and two penalty minutes in three playoff outings.
For his career, Svatos has dressed in 316 NHL games, all with Colorado, accumulating 164 points including 96 goals and 68 assists.
The Kosice, Slovakia native was originally drafted by Colorado in the seventh round, 227th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.