Blues Make Qualifying Offers To Five Players

Free agency begins for the St. Louis Blues and the rest of the NHL today. The Blues announced the retention of five players yesterday. Among those five are left wings Jaden Schwartz and Valdimir Sobotka. Schwartz finished last season with 25 goals, good for third on the team. Sobotka recorded career highs in points, goals, assists and penalty minutes with the Blues last year.