Blues Rumors: Kasperi Kapanen Emerging as Trade Candidate

The St. Louis Blues have mixed expectations for this season and are far from being a guaranteed playoff team. Their start has been inconsistent and if they fall out of the playoff race early, don't be surprised if Kasperi Kapanen ends up being dealt.

Kapanen is in the final year of his contract, and the Blues could look to deal him if they do not envision him as being a long-term part of their roster. When noting that Kapanen is a solid middle-six winger when playing at his best, there would be a market for him at the deadline if shopped. 

In five games this season with the Blues, Kapanen has two assists to go along with a minus-2 rating. Overall, it has been a bit of a slow start for the 27-year-old, but given his resume, he should heat up in no time. If he does, expect several teams to express interest in him if the Blues end up being sellers again this season.

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