The Blues have acquired Pascal Pelletier from the Blue Jackets in exchange for Brendan Bell and Tomas Kana. Bell?? I'm surprised they've done this - seems to help the Blue Jackets more (with their defense injuries) unless the Blues have another trade in the offing and need cover in Peoria. The full article on the Blues site reads:
St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced Tuesday the club has acquired forward Pascal Pelletier (pas-KAL, PEHL-tyay) from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Brendan Bell and Tomas Kana.
Pelletier, 26, has played in 25 games this season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Syracuse Crunch, recording 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) and 23 penalty minutes. Last season, the 5-11, 197-pound left winger notched 55 points (29 goals, 26 assists) and 45 penalty minutes in 71 games with Rockford of the AHL. Pelletier led the team in goals and power play goals and was second on the club in points.
The Labrador City, Newfoundland native has played in 13 National Hockey League games with Boston and Chicago. He was originally signed by Boston as an undrafted free agent on Aug. 7, 2006. Pelletier will report to the Blues’ AHL affiliate Peoria Rivermen.