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Pietrangelo Makes The Team

By Sean Gallagher

He will not be wearing number 08 this year.The Blues announced yesterday that their 1st round pick from this summer, Alex Pietrangelo, has made the team to start the season. Additionally, team president John Davidson noted that he made the team on his own merits, not due to injuries to Erik Johnson and Jeff Woywitka.

Pietrangelo, who tallied five assists in five pre-season appearances, can be sent back to his junior team after nine games and save the Blues one year on their initial contract with him. However, if he is sent to juniors, he is not eligible for re-call to the NHL team this year. Likewise, he is not eligible to be sent to the Blues' AHL affiliate in Peoria because of his age.

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