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Blue Jackets Return Adam Cracknell To Blues For Future Considerations

The Cracknell has been released to return to the depths of the St. Louis depth chart.

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The Blues dealt something called "future considerations" to the Columbus Blue Jackets for former fourth-liner and fan favorite Adam Cracknell. Cracknell had an assist and two penalty minutes in 17 games with the Jackets this year.

So, what's the point of all of this, other than to give the Wolves a bit of a boost?

Setting up a future deal to unload some salary bloat in a trade? Who ever is salary bloated in a role that Cracknell can easily fill?

It will be difficult to unload the contracts of underperformers; players such as Patrik Berglund will more than likely not go anywhere unless it's part of a package. Perhaps packaged with someone who employs a large amount of grit in their play Bergie will look appetizing enough to someone who would like to shuffle off a defenseman to fill in for the time being (or longer).

Basically I'm saying that perhaps Ott is out of here. But probably not. But maybe. At the very least this gives the Blues some flexibility in the fourth line.