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Blues Trade Leopold to Blue Jackets

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired a fifth round draft pick in 2016 from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Jordan Leopold.

“We want to thank Jordan for his hard work and dedication while in St. Louis,” said Armstrong. “Jordan is a true professional, and we wish him and his family the best of luck in the future.”

Leopold, 34, was originally acquired by the Blues from Buffalo on Mar. 30, 2013. He went on to post eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 49 regular season games with the club, as well as one assist in 12 postseason appearances.

Armstrong said the Blues will be recalling defenseman Chris Butler from the Chicago Wolves soon.

Butler, 28, has dressed in 14 games with the Wolves this season, leading the club’s defense with eight assists and nine points overall. The St. Louis native was signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 16, 2014.

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