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Blues, Edmundson Agree to Contract Extension

Rookie Defenseman signs Two-Year Extension with Team

NHL: Edmundson Contract

ST. LOUIS-The St. Louis Blues find themselves in a battle with the Dallas Stars for first place in the Central Division and the Western Conference. Friday, though, they took the time to reward one of their young defenseman with a contract extension.

Rookie Joel Edmundson agreed to a two-year extension with the Blues, with a reported cap hit of $1.05 million.

Edmundson has played in 66 games with St. Louis this season, his first in the NHL. The 22-year-old has tallied a goal and nine points in those games.

With Edmundson’s extension, St. Louis currently has all eight of its defensemen signed through at least next season. This now creates an interesting scenario for the Blues.

Blue liner Kevin Shattenkirk, one of St. Louis key guys on the back end, is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season. With the Blues having already re-signed the rest of their defensive corps, and giving high-scoring forward Vladimir Tarasenko a whopping eight-year, $60 million extension last summer, it looks like Shattenkirk may have to find a new place to call home.

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