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Blues acquire defenseman Jakub Jerabek From Edmonton Oilers

The Blues get some AHL reinforcements.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Jakub Jerebek was acquired this off-season as a free agent by the Edmonton Oilers, and Jerebek was in turn acquired today by the Blues for a conditional sixth round round draft pick.

Jerebek spent last season between the AHL’s Laval Rocket, the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals. Jerebek had two games played in the Stanley Cup playoffs, tallying an assist. During the regular season, Jerebek had a goal and 10 assists in 36 NHL games.

Prior to his stay in the AHL and NHL, Jerebek spent time with Podolsk Vityaz of the KHL and was a first team all star.

Jerebek’s acquisition raises a few questions. Is this just shoring up the AHL with a player capable of being a serviceable call-up? Are the Blues unhappy with their borderline guys right now? Is this a sign that Carl Gunnarsson is going to be out for longer than expected, which could in turn answer either the first or second questions that I just asked?

Hopefully it’s not question three.