By Alex Hayes
Jakub Jerabek has become an NHL-journeyman in the past year. After being traded from the Montreal Canadiens to help the Capitals in their playoff push, Jerabek left in free agency and signed a one-year, $1 million AAV contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
Monday, the Oilers traded Jerabek to the St. Louis Blues for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL draft. The Oilers will receive a fifth-round pick instead if Jerabek plays in at least fifty games.
The #Oilers have acquired a 2020 sixth round draft pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenceman Jakub Jerabek.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 1, 2018
Jerabek recorded one goal and three assists in eleven regular season games with the Capitals. He started the first two games in the playoffs against the Blue Jackets alongside Brooks Orpik. However, Christian Djoos replaced him in the line up after Jerabek allowed Matt Calvert to score the OT game-winning-goal in the second game of the series.
Jerabek will look to establish himself as a regular on a talented Blues’ blue line that features Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko. The twenty-seven-year-old defenseman will try and secure stability and a long-term contract, as he joins his fifth team in just four years.
In other ex-Capital related news, the Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenseman Connor Carrick on waivers. Carrick featured in forty-seven games with the Maple Leafs last season, but he dropped out of the line up this summer in favor of defensemen with more upside.
The @MapleLeafs announced today that the hockey club has reduced its roster to 23 players (13 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders).
The following players have been placed on waivers: Connor Carrick, Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) October 1, 2018
Carrick is only twenty-four, and he will generate interest from NHL teams lacking defensive depth.
12:30 pm update: Connor Carrick was not put on waivers, suggesting he may have been traded.
Full NHL waivers list today. No Connor Carrick. I wonder if that indicates a possible trade: pic.twitter.com/leTF8u7ZEF
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) October 1, 2018
1:00 pm update: Connor Carrick has been traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2019 draft. If Carrick plays in 50 regular-season games this year, the pick becomes a sixth rounder.
The Dallas Stars have acquired defenseman Connor Carrick from the Maple Leafs in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. https://t.co/1NAdQnaeME
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 1, 2018
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