The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year, one-way contract, the club announced on Wednesday.
According to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the deal is worth $700,000.
Paajarvi filed for player-elected arbitration prior to Sunday’s deadline.
The 24-year-old split last season between the St. Louis Blues and the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves.
In 10 games with the Blues, Paajarvi registered an assist and a minus-2 rating. He scored 11 goals and 18 assists in 36 AHL games.
Paajarvi was acquired by St. Louis from the Edmonton Oilers in the David Perron trade in July 2013.
Anaheim Ducks forward, Dany Heatley, who was placed on waivers by the club Monday, has cleared.
The 33-year-old has appeared in six games for the Ducks this season in which he’s failed to register a point while carrying a minus-3 rating.
In 869 career NHL games with the Ducks, Wild, Sharks, Senators and Thrashers Heatley has 372 goals, 791 points and 620 penalty minutes.
Originally the the second overall selection at the 2000 NHL Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, Heatley won the Calder Trophy has the league’s top rookie following the 2001-02 season where he scored 26 goals and 67 points in 82 games with Atlanta.
With the exception of a two-game conditioning assignment this season, Heatley has never played in the AHL.
Heatley is on a one-year, $1 million contract this season and becomes an unrestricted free agent in July.
Steve Pinizzotto remains with the Oilers and participated in the team’s morning skate today.
The Buffalo Sabres have assigned goaltender Matt Hackett to the Rochester Americans.
With Magnus Paajarvi clearing waivers, St. Louis is expected to recall a forward from the Chicago Wolves. Paajarvi has been assigned to the AHL club. Chris Porter was placed on IR today. St. Louis currently has 21 players on its’ active roster.
The St. Louis Blues placed forward Magnus Paajarvi on waivers Monday, possibly in order to keep three goalies — specifically, Martin Brodeur — on the active roster.
More, from NHL.com’s Lou Korac:
Elliott has been medically cleared to play and could be back in tomorrow against Nashville (Brodeur will start tonight against Colorado), leaving the Blues with a logjam in goal as Jake Allen also remains in the mix.
It’s possible the club isn’t convinced Elliott can stay healthy for the long-term, hence a move to keep Brodeur around.
As for Paajarvi, he was a bit player in St. Louis this year. The former first-round pick played in just 10 games and averaged under 10 minutes per night, but could be picked up by a team looking for forward depth.
Paajarvi, who’s still only 23 years old, is in the last of a two-year deal that carries a $1.2M cap hit.