NHL News: Blues To Sign Star Swedish Sniper

He's been a late-bloomer, but Swedish winger Marcus Sylvegård has come on with an intriguing two seasons in the SHL, including a 23-goal campaign in 51 games this past year with the Växjö Lakers. Armed with that breakout performance he's poised to make the leap to North America, and will sign a contract with the St. Louis Blues.

It's said to be a one-year, two-way entry-level deal for Sylvegård.

His move to the NHL had been anticipated for several months, as earlier this year, Swedish media reported that Sylvegård was approached by three other NHL teams, the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. But it's the Blues who appear to have won his services.

In the 2022-23 season, he helped Malmö avoid relegation in the SHL with a 41-point showing in 52 games, then upped the ante this season with 23 goals and 41 points, along with an impressive plus-21 rating. 

With Kasperi Kapanen and Sammy Blais set to be unrestricted free agents this summer, the Blues will have a couple of potential openings in the bottom six for Sylvegård to push for at training camp.

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