Found July 12, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
The St. Louis Blues traded B.J. Crombeen, freeing up room for enforcer Ryan Reaves to see the ice every single night next season. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On Tuesday, the St. Louis Blues announced a pair of moves.   The Blues announced that they were bringing back veteran Jamie Langenbrunner on a one year contract.  They also announced that they had traded popular veteran forward B.J. Crombeen to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a couple of fourth round picks. While the moves have large impacts on these two players next season, it may an even larger impact on Blues forward Ryan Reaves.  Reaves will get a chance to play every single night. Reaves and Crombeen shared the role as fourth line enforcers last season, with Crombeen seeing nearly all of the action during the playoffs. But the Blues were a better team last year with Reaves on the ice and now that the older, more experienced Crombeen is gone, Reaves will get a chance to skate every night, wreak havoc on th...

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Sadly, B.J. Crombeen's four year time in St. Louis has come to a conclusion. The Blues've dealt him to the Tampa Bay Lightning (along with a fifth round pick) for Tampa Bay's fourth-rounders in this and next year's draft. Beener might not've gotten the Blues much as far as a trade return goes, but he gave the fans in St. Louis something priceless - awesome facial...

Blues Sign Langenbrunner And Trade B.J. Crombeen To Tampa Bay

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Lightning give Purcell an extension, acquire Crombeen

Right wing Teddy Purcell, who had career highs in goals and assists last season, agreed to a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning. "When they show that trust and faith in you, you want to show them they made the right decision," Purcell told the Tampa Bay Times. "It makes you that much more hungry." Purcell's two-year...

Blues sign veteran Langenbrunner

The St. Louis Blues have signed Jamie Langenbrunner to a one-year contract and traded another forward, B.J. Crombeen, to Tampa Bay for future draft picks. The 36-year-old Langenbrunner had six goals and 18 assists in 70 games last season. The 17-year veteran played in his 1,000th career game last season and has added leadership to a team that posted 109 points. The 27-year-old...

Blues roster taking shape

Re-signing free-agent forward Jamie Langenbrunner was an obvious call for the Blues.So did moving out career pest B.J. Crombeen and a fifth-round pick to Tampa Bay for a couple of fourth-round picks.Langenbrunner’s return keeps the team’s core leadership group largely intact for the coming season. Although he has reached the twilight of his career, Langenbrunner, 36, can still...
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