The Penguins have acquired Ian Cole from the Blues for Robert Bortuzzo and a 7th round pick.
Cole, 26, will be a restricted free agent in the offseason. He has the size to be a good defensive defenseman but has shown a little bit of offensive acumen as well. He had nine points (4G / 5A), a plus-16 rating, 42 hits and 63 blocked shots in 54 games this season.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday the club has assigned defenseman Ian Cole to the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Cole is the seventh defender and would be better served in the AHL. He has a goal and five points through 17 games.
The NHL has suspended St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole three games for an illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader during the first period of Saturday's game at Joe Louis Arena.
Expect the Blues to recall a defenseman to replace Cole on the blue line.