Blues Trade Polak For Gunnarsson

The St. Louis Blues traded Roman Polak to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Carl Gunnarsson in a swap of defenseman during Saturday's 2014 NHL Draft. The Blues also received a fourth-round pick (No. 94 overall) as part of the exchange. Polak had been a regular member of St. Louis' defense corps in each of the last six seasons and played in a total of 424 regular-season games since breaking into the NHL in 2006-07. The 28-year-old Czech tied a career high with four goals this past season, adding nine assists over 72 games. Gunnarsson produced a team-best plus-12 rating while dressing for a personal-high 80 games for Toronto in 2013-14, finishing the season with three goals and 14 assists. The 27-year-old Swede has compiled 15 goals and 86 points over 304 NHL games, all with the Leafs. With the added draft choice, St. Louis chose Finnish goaltender Ville Husso.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Softball Player Megan Freitag. Megan is a four year starter in center field and is rock solid with the glove as she made several diving catches throughout her career. Megan is also good with the bat. She hit third in the lineup and finished as the career leader in home runs at Washington High School with 10. She has always been a very good student maintaining an "A" average.

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Sami Vatanen scored two power play goals helping the Ducks grab a 3-0 win over the Blues at the Honda Center. St. Louis outshot the Ducks 28-to-25 despite the loss. Brian Elliot allowed all three goals for the Blues, who are 2-2-and-1. The Blues return home Thursday to host the Canucks.