His $2,725,000 salary will carry over to the season in which he returns to the NHL.
Club traded Polak’s muscle for Gunnarsson’s maneuverability in an attempt to strengthen transition game.
The forward will play 2014-15 in Russia. He will make $2,725,000 for the season in which he returns to the NHL.
GM Doug Armstrong is able to sign free agents Steve Ott and Chris Butler to favorable deals.
New defenseman has played six seasons in the NHL, the last three with Calgary.
The St. Louis Blues annonced today that they have officially signed Jaroslav Halak to a four year deal worth a reported 15 million dollars.
The deal is structured as follows:
Year one: $2.75 million
Year two: $3.50 million
Year three: $4.25 million
Year four: $4.50 million
The cap hit will be $3.75 million per year for each of the four years.
Halak's camp said they didn't file for salary arbitration because they wanted to negotiate without a deadline.
In other news...
Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo has been re-signed for two years at $4.25 million. That's a cap hit of $2.125 per season.
Tough guy Cam Janssen has signed a one-year $600k contract extension. There is no word on how this will effect contract negotiations with Blues' enforcer, D.J. King.