On Saturday, the St. Louis Blues made a move to bolster their blue line.
St. Louis traded a second round pick and a conditional fifth round pick in the 2013 Draft to the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Jordan Leopold. The fifth round pick would become a fourth if the Blues win a playoff series.
Leopold has two goals and six assists in 24 games with the Sabres this year, and is expected to move into the Blues’ top four and impact their powerplay.
The Blackhawks were also linked to a couple players in rumors on Saturday.
Mark Lazerus of the Sun-Times reported on Saturday that the Blackhawks were “deep into discussions” with New York Islanders about a trade involving veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky; Visnovsky signed a two-year, $9.5M extension with the Isles on Friday.
Lazerus also reported the Hawks have interest in San Jose forward Ryan Clowe.