The St. Louis Blues re-signed defenseman Barret Jackman to a 3 year $9.5 million deal. Jackman was due to be an unrestricted free agent July 1st along with fellow defensemen Carlo Colaiacovo and Kent Huskins.
Some fans may be frustrated with Jackman being re-signed for a variety of reasons. Jackman did have some struggles during the playoffs, but the team as a whole played poorly against the eventual Stanley Cup winning L. A. Kings.
Jackman did stay healthy in the 2011-2012 season though playing 81 games and is tied with Chris Pronger in games played for the Blues at 598. Blues management may have a comfort level with Jackman over some of the other free agents within the organization.
The free agent class for defensemen was going to be fairly weak this offseason, which may have also played into the Blues signing Jackman now. Depending on how the new owners want to spend their money the Blues still have room to add other pieces or consider re-signing some of their free agents. With July 1st coming quickly The Blues roster should start start shaping up.