Yesterday the St. Louis Blues lost one of their toughest prospects, Anthony Peluso.
After being placed on waivers Tuesday, Peluso was picked up by the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. Rather than joining the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL, Peluso will now be suiting up for the NHL Winnipeg Jets, or so it is assumed.
Peluso brings a reputation as a tough guy with a strong commitment to hockey. While he was not able to crack the St. Louis Blues roster, Peluso has been working on his game and is a valuable player for what he is worth. He deserves a bigger role within a system and he may have just found his spot with the Jets.
It looks like Peluso will be placed on the Jet’s fourth line, but he should see NHL time and not be sent back down to the AHL. There is little downside for the Jet’s in this deal as Peluso’s contract is a small one and he could be the big enforcer that they need in their system. His physical play should help him win over fans as well.
We here at Bleedin’ Blue wish Anthony Peluso the best of luck in Winnipeg. As always, LET’S GO BLUES!