Blues ship Eric Brewer to Lightning

Updated: February 18, 2011, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- With an uncertain future in St. Louis and a chance to join a playoff contender, defenseman Eric Brewer dropped his no-trade clause and allowed the Blues to send him to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.

In exchange for trading their captain, the Blues got an opportunity to rebuild through youth by acquiring defenseman Brock Beukeboom, an unsigned draft pick, and a third-round pick in the 2011 draft.

The trade was made after Blues general manager Doug Armstrong ...

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