The St. Louis Blues have released Jamie McGinn from his professional tryout, but announced that Troy Brouwer will continue his. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet recently predicted that one of the two was going to earn an NHL contract, but it won’t be McGinn.
The 31-year old McGinn had previously suited up for the Charlotte Checkers on an AHL PTO this season, proving he was healthy enough to play after injuries derailed his 2018-19 season. A big, physical forward, McGinn had provided consistent goal scoring even from relatively limited roles throughout his career.
According to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest, the team has until tomorrow to make a final decision on Brouwer, who is trying to keep his career alive with a familiar organization.