Well, John Davidson sure has not done his former team any favors at the trade deadline. After re-signing defenseman Barret Jackman, the St. Louis Blues have traded d-man Bryce Salvador to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for tough guy Cam Janssen. The 32-year-old Salvador will be an UFA at the end of the season.

Janssen, who is 23-years-old, is a native of St. Louis and played for the NAHL’s St. Louis Sting in 2000-2001. TSN.CA had the following quote from the Blues team president.

“We feel that Cam’s style of play will bring energy and grit to our lineup and being from St. Louis, feel that he will be an instant fan favorite here,” Davidson stated.

UPDATE: The Florida Panthers have acquired forward/defenseman Wade Belak from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2008 fifth round draft pick. It is an interesting move from a team, the Panthers, that is expected to be a seller. Could the Panthers be adding some depth in advance of making a bigger deal?

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