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Blues Place Peter Mueller And Nate Prosser On Waivers

The Blues are gearing up for the next round of cuts, and two guys with NHL experience may be the among those going to Chicago.

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Both Peter Mueller and Nate Prosser would probably prefer to stay with an NHL club, but the Blues have different plans right now, placing both on waivers. Prosser, a veteran of 126 NHL games (all with tonight's opponent, the Minnesota Wild), signed a two-way deal this summer that pays $700K at the NHL level and $200K at the AHL level. He's not a bad defenseman and hasn't played poorly this pre-season. He had an assist and finished +2 against the Blue Jackets on September 21st. He's also not any better than any other defenseman still with the team, and that includes Chris Butler, who is also on a two-way deal.

Mueller really is looking for a rebound season to show that he can live up to the 8th overall pick that he was back in 2006. Concussions have proven to be a bump in the road for the forward, who played in Switzerland last year. He has an assist so far this preseason, and while he has looked good while on the ice, his offensive output hasn't been massive.

What lies ahead for these two? My best bet is their future will be as injury call-ups. A forward goes down this year, and we'll see Mueller back up here in the Note.