(HockeyStL) -- The St. Louis Blues struck a deal to send David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.
The Blues acquired forward Magnus Paajarvi, 22, and a 2014 second round pick in exchange for Perron.
“Magnus is a well-rounded player who has good size and great skating ability,” general manager Doug Armstrong released in a statement. “He is just coming into his own and this will open up more ice time for Jaden (Schwartz) and Vladimir (Tarasenko). I would like to thank David for his time in St. Louis and wish him well in Edmonton.”
Paajarvi, selected 10th overall by Edmonton in the 2009 draft, recorded 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 42 games last season. He posted 34 points, including 15 goals, during his rookie season in 2010-11, but only eight points (two goals, six assists) in 41 games in his second season in the NHL.
Perron, who taken 26th overall by St. Louis in the 2007 draft, posted 25 points, including 10 goals, in 48 games played this season. He registered 198 points (84 goals, 114 assists) and a plus-45 rating in 340 games played over six seasons with the Blues.
The trade will help clear cap space for the Blues as they try to resign Chris Stewart and Alex Pietrangelo.