NHL notebook: Blues trade former Penguins player Leopold to Blue Jackets |

NHL notebook: Blues trade former Penguins player Leopold to Blue Jackets

The Blues traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Blue Jackets for a fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft.

The 34-year-old Leopold has played 12 years in the NHL for the Penguins, Calgary, Colorado, Florida, Buffalo and St. Louis.

He has 66 goals and 144 assists in 659 regular-season games.

The Blues recalled defenseman Chris Butler from the Chicago Wolves.

• The Coyotes recalled defenseman Lucas Lessio from Portland of the AHL and assigned defenseman David Schlemko to the Pirates after he cleared waivers.

• The Ducks recalled center/right wing Chris Wagner from Norfolk of the AHL.

• The Blackhawks recalled Joakim Nordstrom from Rockford and sent forward Peter Regin back to the AHL team.

— Wire reports

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