* According to Davidson, the Blues have made qualifying offers to free-agent defenseman Roman Polak ($522,500) and free-agent forward B.J. Crombeen ($605,000). They also are close to reaching a deal with free-agent forward Brad Winchester.
"We're close to signing him, to get some size back in the lineup," said Davidson, who is trying to work out a multi-year extension for Polak. "There's negotiations with them and we've got to get it figured out where it's all going to go."
Davidson said no qualifying offer has been made to defenseman Jeff Woywitka, whose rights could be retained with an offer of $715,000.