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Marco Scandella With A Four-Year Extension In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension for defenseman Marco Scandella.

The deal is worth $3.275 million per year.

Scandella, 30, was originally acquired by the Blues via trade from the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 18.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound defenseman has dressed in 11 games for the Blues, logging one assist and four penalty minutes. Prior to joining the team, Scandella appeared in 51 games between the Canadiens (20) and Buffalo Sabres (31) this season, totaling 12 points (four goals, eight assists), a plus-10 rating and 16 penalty minutes.

The Montreal, Quebec, native was originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the second round (No. 55 overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft. Across 10 seasons and 580 career regular-season games, Scandella has recorded 137 points (42 goals, 95 assists) and 231 penalty minutes. He has also played in 39 career postseason games, recording nine points (six goals, three assists) and six penalty minutes.

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Really shows how fit with a certain team and usage and other contexts matter.

Scandella seemingly went from a regular to an odd guy out
in Minnesota. Then was one of the surplus of D in Buffalo who
never seemed for whatever reason to form an effective whole there.
Then was picked up by Montreal for a mid-round pick. Seemed more
effective there(?) and was then flipped for a higher pick from St. Louis after
the scary medical issue with Bouwmeester.

Who knows if St. Louis will be able to keep Pieterangelo.
Maybe they’d take back the Faulk trade, and either keep Edmundson or replace him with Scandella, while having more money to re-sign their captain.

As it is it looks like they’re hedging their bets by giving a veteran defenseman some term in exchange for a relatively low cap hit.

Posted by lefty.30 on 04/17/20 at 01:25 AM ET

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