Tonight, the Blues added a talented winger to the roster, as they acquired Nail Yakupov for a prospect and draft pick from the Edmonton Oilers.
The Yakupov experiment in Edmonton did not pan out how the Oilers would of wanted, but the former 2012 first overall pick needed a change of scenery.
Also, the Blues added the young winger, as they have two forwards missing with Vladimir Sobotka being stuck in Russia and Jaden Schwartz hurt.
In addition, the Blues took on all of Yakupov’s salary, which other teams trying to trade for him would not do.
Another reason why the Blues could have traded for the youngster is by seeing their rivals the Chicago Blackhawks showing interest in the former Oiler.
The Blues are hoping they can fix him, as he has tons of potential and talent, which is why he was the number one overall pick back in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Finally, In 252 games, he has scored 50 goals and assisted on his teammates goals 61 times for a point total of 111.