The Blues received a one-year arbitration award for forward Vladimir Sobotka. The terms of the deal will be enforced when Sobotka returns to the NHL.
The forward has reportedly signed with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.
The club has tendered qualifying offers to five players, including forwards Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka, Sergey Andronov and Sebastian Wannstrom, as well as defenseman David Shields.
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Current Blues forward will be joined on the squad by former Blues forward Petr Nedved.
Forward still suffering from an upper-body ailment, team said Friday.
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