The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues are hobbled at the forward position and are without key players like Vladimir Tarasenko, Alexander Steen, and Sammy Blais due to injury.
Last Monday, in an effort to solidify their ranks, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong signed Troy Brouwer and Jamie McGinn to professional tryouts.
Nine days later, the 34-year-old Brouwer has won a roster spot and signed a one-year, two-way contract to remain with the team for the rest of the season. The deal is worth $750k total.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) November 21, 2019
“I couldn’t be happier to be back with the Blues,” Brouwer told the Blues’ website after signing. “It’s a great group of guys, a great organization and a great city and I am looking forward to helping the team compete for another Stanley Cup.”
— Troy Brouwer (@TroyBrouwer36) November 21, 2019
Brouwer has not played since being cut from Florida Panthers training camp in September. Afterward he flew back to his native Calgary and skated with a junior hockey team.
McGinn was released from his professional tryout on Wednesday.
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