The St. Louis Blues have announced the signing of former NY Rangers defenseman Wade Redden to a one-year, $800K contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Redden never got much sympathy from NHL fans for his banishment to the minors the past two seasons for salary cap purposes, but he never complained and was by all accounts a model teammate on the Rangers AHL farm team. He wasn’t expected to remain an unrestricted free agent for long after the Rangers bought him out on Thursday. Good to see he’ll get a chance to continue his NHL career.