Former first-round draft pick Magnus Paajarvi has been waived by the St. Louis Blues, according to Elliotte Friedman. The move was necessary with the team activating Jori Lehtera from IR. Lehtera is practicing today and is going to play tonight, tweets Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Paajarvi had seen action in three games so far this season and had tallied one goal and no assists while averaging 9:16 of ice time. Since joining St. Louis in 2013, Paajarvi has 10 goals and 23 points in 116 contests while posting a -17 plus-minus rating.
Originally drafted by Edmonton with the 10th overall selection in 2009, Paajarvi was shipped to the Blues with a second-round pick in exchange for F David Perron and a 2015 third-round choice. For his career, the Swedish winger has recorded 36 goals and 81 points in 279 regular season games.
It’s possible a team in need of size on the wing could take a flier on Paajarvi. He’s making just $700K this season and will be a RFA next summer.