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Blues trade Boyes for draft pick

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St. Louis Blues winger Brad Boyes (22) celebrates teammate Andy McDonald's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) By Carlos Osorio St. Louis Blues winger Brad Boyes (22) celebrates teammate Andy McDonald's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) By Carlos Osorio
St. Louis Blues' Brad Boyes (22) knocks Colorado Avalanche's Eric Johnson (6) off of the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Blues' Brad Boyes (22) knocks Colorado Avalanche's Eric Johnson (6) off of the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Blues' Brad Boyes (22) celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Blues' Brad Boyes (22) celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Blues' Brad Boyes (22) and Edmonton Oilers' Ladislav Smid (5), of Czech Republic, fight for a loose puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce St. Louis Blues' Brad Boyes (22) and Edmonton Oilers' Ladislav Smid (5), of Czech Republic, fight for a loose puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce
Toronto Maple Leafs' Kris Versteeg, left, dives as St. Louis Blues' Brad Boyes catches the errant puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) By Darren Calabrese Toronto Maple Leafs' Kris Versteeg, left, dives as St. Louis Blues' Brad Boyes catches the errant puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) By Darren Calabrese

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Brad Boyes from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2011 draft.
  
The 28-year-old Boyes had 12 goals and 41 points, tied for third-best on the Blues, but has lost his scoring touch in recent seasons. He scored a career-best 43 goals in 2007-08 and followed up with 33 the next season, but has totaled 26 goals in 146 games the last two seasons.
  
The Sabres were ninth in the Eastern Conference, two spots out of the final playoff spot, before Sunday night's trade. St. Louis is 13th in the Western Conference and is in rebuilding mode, trading defensemen Eric Brewer and Erik Johnson earlier this month.
  
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