On Thursday, RFA LW David Perron signed a four-year 15.25 million dollar deal that will keep him in St. Louis through the 2015-2016 season. Perron was given this extension on the basis that he has improved every year since making the jump to the NHL, and shows the potential to be a consistent 30 goal scorer in the league.
However, the contract predicament with RFA T.J. Oshie became even more cloudy on Thursday, as he filed for arbitration. In the short-term, this means almost nothing, as contract negotiations will continue. However, this could have a serious impact on Oshie’s future if the Blues are not able to get a deal done by the arbitration hearing, which could lead to Oshie’s unrestricted free agent status. Hopefully, the Blues will be able to hold onto the stud 25 year old center, who was second on the Blues in points last season (54).