The St. Louis Blues have dealt forward Matt D’Agostini and a conditional seventh round pick in 2015 to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional fourth or fifth round pick in 2015.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some might consider this trade “the first domino” to drop before the trade deadline. It’s not. This move was made by the Blues to free up a roster spot for the returning T.J. Oshie. He’s also slated to become a restricted free agent this summer, and the cost-conscious Blues have better ones (Alex Pietrangelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and Patrik Berglund) to re-sign. The Devils, meanwhile, currently have a couple of forwards (Alexei Ponikarovsky, Dainius Zubrus) sidelined by injuries, so D’Agostini could be used to provide additional depth up front.