The St. Louis Blues have traded defenseman Wade Redden to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft, as reported by Jeremy Rutherford. The pick is a conditional one. If Redden plays at least one playoff game for the Bruins, the seventh-round pick becomes a sixth-round pick.
Redden leaves the Blues after signing a one-year, $800,000 contract (with $200,000 in potential bonuses) with the team after his previous contract was bought out by the New York Rangers.
The Blues had defensemen to spare after they brought in Jordan Leopold and Jay Bouwmeester, making the Redden trade a rather obvious case of dumping a spare part for a pick.
Redden appeared in 23 games with the Blues, scoring two goals, three assists while earning a (-2) rating. Redden's game was slow to develop upon arriving with the club, a clear sign that he had plenty of rust after spending considerable time down in the AHL.
However, as time went on, Redden worked through the...