Alex Pietrangelo will be joining a hockey team this weekend but it won't be the Blues.
The defenseman is scheduled to be one of 47 NHL players traveling to Calgary for Team Canada's Olympic orientation camp which runs Sunday through Wednesday.
Meanwhile there is no update regarding contract negotiations between the Blues and Pietrangelo. After completing his three-year entry-level deal last season the defenseman remains a restricted free agent less than three weeks before the start of training camp.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and Pietrangelo's agent Don Meehan of Newport Sports Management have been in communication the past several months but have not been able to come to agreement on an extension.
"Nothing really to report to you concerning Alex’s contractual status" Meehan wrote in an email to the Post-Dispatch Thursday afternoon. "Our discussions are ongoing with Doug."
Pietrangelo's asking price is believed to be close to $7 mil...