The Dallas Stars weren’t the only disappointed team when the St. Louis Blues advanced to the Western Conference Final last night.
The Calgary Flames also lost something in the Blues’ victory, since part of the return they got for trading defenseman Kris Russell to Dallas at the deadline was dependent on how the Stars did in the postseason.
If the Stars had advanced to the conference final, the Flames would’ve received Dallas’ first-round pick in this summer’s draft. Instead, the Flames will have to settle for the 55th overall selection, in the latter stages of the second round.
The Stars’ first-round pick will be the 25th overall.
Russell, 29, can become a pending unrestricted free agent if he doesn’t re-sign with Dallas by July 1.
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