Blues trade D Russell to Flames for 5th-round pick

Updated: July 5, 2013, 5:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues signed surplus defenseman Kris Russell to a one-year contract Friday and then traded him to the Calgary Flames for a fifth-round draft pick next season.

The 26-year-old Russell played in 33 games last season but became expendable after the Blues added Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold. He had a goal and six assists with nine penalty minutes.

The Blues acquired Russell in November 2011 from Columbus, where he had played for coach Ken Hitchcock.


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