MacEachern, 28, has been on long-term injured reserve for the past month after sustaining an upper-body injury on April 8 in a regular-season game against the Minnesota Wild. He was assigned to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds on a conditioning loan a few days ago, where he’s tallied two points in two playoff games for them. Luckily for the Thunderbirds, the Blues have opted to waive MacEachern to allow him to stay there with the team.
This season saw the first minor-league action for MacEachern since 2018-19 with the San Antonio Rampage. St. Louis’ 67th overall selection in 2012, MacEachern had carved out a role as the team’s 13th forward over the past few seasons. He played in just 14 games with the Blues this season, though, amassing two assists.
If Springfield does get eliminated from the Calder Cup Playoffs before the Blues do, expect MacEachern to be one of the first Black Aces called up to the Blues due to his NHL experience.
MacEachern is a pending unrestricted free agent.