It looks like Chris Porter is the odd man out for the St. Louis Blues. The team placed Porter on waivers Saturday, signaling that the battle for the fourth line has been decided. Assuming he clears waivers, Porter will report to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.
The Porter news means that the St. Louis roster is now complete.
Why was Porter the odd man out? It might all come down to where he skates and the fact the Blues are deep on the left side of the ice. Jeremy Rutherford believes Adam Cracknell's versatility may be the deciding factor.
Appears the #stlblues view Porter solely as a LW and that is where the roster is the deepest. Cracknell viewed as more versatile at C, RW
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) September 28, 2013
These types of decisions are difficult. Cracknell and Porter impressed last year on the CPR line, but the addition of Maxim Lapierre and the surprising signing of Brenden Morrow forced the Blues into a difficult spot. Someone had to g...