ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The Blues have now made their third trade in the past eleven days. This time, center Brad Boyes is joining the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a second-round pick.
Boyes, 28, was acquired by the Blues from the Boston Bruins in February 2007 for defenseman Dennis Wideman. Just over a year later during the 2007-08 season, in which Boyes scored 43 goals, he signed a 4-year, $16 million contract extension. That contract keeps Boyes signed through the 2011-12 season.
A member of the 2005-06 NHL All-Rookie Team, Boyes now goes to Buffalo, who are currently two points out from the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. After their loss in Calgary on Sunday night, the Blues are still five teams behind the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Through 62 games this season, Brad Boyes had 41 points with 12 goals, 29 assists, and a plus-minus of 11. His best season in St. Louis arguably came in the 2008-09 season when he helped the Blues make the playoffs with 72 points and 33 goals.
General Manager Doug Armstong has now made three trades involving Boyes, Erik Johnson, Jay McClement, and Eric Brewer. The NHL Trade Deadline occurs Monday afternoon.
Chris Kerber of KMOX Sports caught up with Brad Boyes after learning the news.
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