Originally written on Frozen Notes  |  Last updated 11/20/14

EDMONTON, CANADA - DECEMBER 21: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues absorbs a check from Denis Grebeshkov #37 of the Edmonton Oilers during their NHL game on December 21, 2009 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
Alexander Steen will be in the final year of his four-year, $13.45 million contract when he takes the ice in 2013-14. Though the vast majority of fans are focused solely on the Alex Pietrangelo contract situation, some fans have already started questioning whether Steen is in the team's long-term plans.  Will the Blues look to sign Steen to a new contract before his current contract expires? According to Jeremy Rutherford, the Blues will do "everything they can" to get him re-signed.  Rutherford's comments come from his weekly (or almost weekly) chat with Blues fans. A user by the name of Keith asked if the Blues want to keep Steen around as he enters the final year of his contract. Rutherford responded positively, stating: "Yes, they will do everything they can to get him re-signed." Steen will earn $3,566,667 in 2013-14, but his hit against the cap will be $3,362,500. Rutherford didn't touch on what sort of contract the Blues would want to offer Steen or on what contract Steen would be looking for, but his current deal cost the Blues around $3.3 million a year.  Steen has been one of the team's most consistent forwards over the last four seasons. In his last 223 games, Steen has scored 153 points. This translates to an average of 0.7 points-per-game since the start of the 2009-10 season. His offensive capabilities aside, Steen's speed and his constant work ethic have made him one of the most valuable and most underrated players on the St. Louis roster. Assuming the price is fair, fans should welcome the prospect of Steen sticking around in St. Louis. 
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