-St. Louis Blues Senior Vice President & General Manager Larry Pleau today announced the club has claimed defenseman Kevin Dallman off waivers from the Boston Bruins. The Blues have also placed defenseman Christian Backman on the injured reserve list with a fractured left foot. He sustained the injury toward the end of the third period in Thursday ' s win over Columbus while blocking a shot and is expected to be out at least 3-4 weeks.
-The Detroit Red Wings on Saturday called up Jiri Hudler from the team's American Hockey League Affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland said.
The 21-year-old Hudler is a native of Czech Republic.
The 5-foot-10-inch, 180-pound, left-handed forward leads the Griffins and is second in the AHL in scoring with 32 points in 21 games.