The Blues seem to be freeing up some roster space, not for a blockbuster trade, but for the kids who will be attending camp this year. B.J. Crombeen, who spent the last four seasons with the Blues after being claimed off of waivers from the Dallas Stars, has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Crombeen, along with a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft, will net the Blues fourth-round picks in 2013 and 2014.
Crombeen played just 40 games this season, either being a healthy scratch or injured with a fractured right shoulder at the start of the season. He's a rough bottom six guy, who should do the Bolts a world of good. The Blues have more than ample players to fill his role, most notably Ryan Reaves. Reaves' fighting ability and hockey sense, surprisingly good for a fourth-liner, made Crombeen expendable. Happy birthday, Beener -- enjoy Florida.