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05-01-2013, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by caley View Post
per Aftonbladet, St. Louis has signed G Niklas Lundstrom to his 3 year ELC.

Lundstrom, 20, is a 5th round pick, 132nd overall, of St. Louis in the 2011 draft.
My guess would be that the Blues loan him back to AIK for next season.

They have a goalie logjam in St. Louis with Halak, Elliott and Allen there now. Jordan Binnington, OHL Goaltender of the Year for 2013, is already signed to his ELC and will be in Rosemont next season with the Chicago Wolves, and the Blues have to make a decision on Paul Karpowich as well.

Since the Wolves are an independent organization, and since they will likely be bringing back Matt Climie next year, there's no room for Lundstrom with the Wolves... especially if the Blues end up sending Jake Allen back down.

Karpowich will probably end up being the number one in Evansville next season, and be the emergency callup if the Wolves find themselves short on goaltenders. I can't see Lundstrom coming across to split duties with Karpowich in the ECHL; the AHL, maybe, but I don't see room for him in Chicago.

It's a nice problem to have, though... too many decent goalies.

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