Blues peddle Keane for Podein
Mike Keane gets to enjoy a second tour of duty with the Colorado Avalanche.
Keane, 34, was traded to Colorado by the St. Louis Blues for Shjon Podein on Monday.
The grinding right winger, who won the 1996 Stanley Cup with the Avalanche, has four goals and six assists in 56 games for the Blues.
"I'm thrilled and excited to be back in an Avalanche uniform, where I enjoyed some of the most exciting seasons of my career," Keane said. "I had a no-trade clause in my contract, but decided to waive it in order to make this happen."
Keane has 153 goals and 283 assists for 432 points in 1,010 games over 15 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Avalanche, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars and Blues.
He also captured Stanley Cups with the Canadiens in 1993 and the Stars in 1999.
"We all know the leadership and experience qualities Mike Keane can bring to our hockey club," Avalanche general manager Pierre Lacroix said. "We are excited to have Mike back with us and our entire personnel is convinced he will be a quality addition to our lineup."
Podein, 33, has six goals and six assists for 12 points in 41 games, but has remained idle since suffering a knee injury on Jan. 23.
"Shjon has been a wonderful person for our team and our community," Lacroix said. "He is a first-class individual.
"We wish him well."
Last year's King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner, he has 94 goals and 96 assists for 190 points in 608 career games in 10 seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and Avalanche.