St. Louis Blues Move On From 3 Players

The St. Louis Blues have made some subtractions to their roster. Logan Brown, Dmitri Samorukov, and Brady Lyle were each not sent a qualifying offer. Thus, they will be unrestricted free agents on July 1.

Brown is the most notable of the trio. The St. Louis native and former first-round pick had trouble cementing himself as a regular NHL player with the Blues. After posting 11 points in 39 games with the Blues in 2021-22, he followed that up with only six points in 30 games this campaign. Now, the 6-foot-6 center will be hoping to land an opportunity elsewhere.

Samorukov was traded to the Blues in exchange for Klim Kostin last offseason. While Kostin has since thrived as an Oiler, Samorukov failed to make any impact in St. Louis. He spent the majority of the year in the AHL and only appeared in two games with the Blues. Now, the 24-year-old's tenure in St. Louis is over. 

Lyle put together his best AHL season ever with the Springfield Thunderbirds this year, posting seven goals and 31 points in 51 games. Yet, it was not enough for the 6-foot-3 right-shot defenseman to earn a QO from the Blues. Teams looking for AHL talent will likely consider him.

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