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.
It was a busy day for all NHL teams. The Blues did not have a first round selection (it was lost in the trade that brought Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk to the organization), but the Blues still had 8 draft picks to select.
Here is the skinny on what the Blues did during draft weekend:
32nd overall draft pick: RW Ty Rattie
41st overall draft pick: RW Dmitrij Raskin
46th overall draft pick: D Joel Edmundson
88th overall draft pick: G Jordan Binnington4th round
102nd overall draft pick: LW Yannick Veilleux
132nd overall draft pick: G Niklas Lundstrom
162nd overall draft pick: C Ryan Tesink
192nd overall draft pick: D Teemu Eronen
For information on each of these draft picks, please visit stlouisblues.com’s draft page.