The Blues have traded Maxim Lapierre to the Penguins for Marcel Goc.
Lapierre had two goals and seven assists in 45 games with the Blues. He has averaged just over 10 minutes TOI per game this season, with 1:45 of that coming on the penalty kill. He is a strong face-off man, winning 54.9% of his draws this season.
Lapierre did not practice Monday after leaving Friday's game in Vancouver with an apparent lower-body injury.
Lapierre was the recipient of a hit late in the game by the Canucks' Dan Hamhuis. Hitchcock said that Lapierre did not return. "Don't know yet (about Lapierre's status)," head coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He took that hit late in the game, that low hit there. He's been exercising full, but not able to skate on a full-time basis. So we'll evaluate him tomorrow and see if he can play tomorrow." The fourth line in Monday's practice was made up of Brenden Morrow, Ryan Reaves and Adam Cracknell.