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Canadiens' Halak traded to Blues

Updated: June 17, 2010, 6:41 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The first blockbuster deal of the NHL's offseason went through Thursday when the Montreal Canadiens traded goalie Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues.

In return, the Canadiens receive two youngsters: center Lars Eller and winger Ian Schultz. Eller, a center, was among the Blues' top prospects, while Schultz was a third-round pick in 2008.

"When I got the news, obviously I was surprised," Halak said from Slovakia on a conference call. "I'm very happy to be a part of a new ...

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