Blues look to veteran Redden on defense

Blues look to veteran Redden on defense

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NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Wade Redden #6 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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by HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:59 PM

(HockeyStL) – It appears the Blues are opting for Redden over White when it comes to veteran defensemen.

The Blues announced a one-year $800,000 with Wade Redden, 35. The 6-foot-2, 205 pound veteran played 11 seasons with Ottawa and two seasons with the New York Rangers. He has spent the past two seasons with the AHL’s Connecticut Whales.

On the Blues website team VP and GM Doug Armstrong is quoted as saying, “Wade is a solid two-way defenseman.”

“We believe his experience will complement and add stability to our defensive core,” said Armstrong.

The announcement came just a short time before the Blues announced that veteran defenseman Colin White was being released from his tryout.

Redden is expected in town on Sunday for a physical.

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