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The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Kyle Brodziak to a two-year contract extension.

The 32-year-old Brodziak had two goals in the playoffs after totaling 11 points in 76 regular-season games leading the checking line.

 

The 11-year veteran also has played for Edmonton and Minnesota and has 239 points in 697 career games. He was a seventh-round draft pick by the Oilers in 2003.

 

The Blues also announced Wednesday that the Chicago Wolves, their American Hockey League affiliate, have named Craig Berube head coach. The 50-year-old Berube, former head coach at Philadelphia from 2013 to 2015, got a two-year contract.

 

Berube played 17 seasons with the Flyers, Maple Leafs, Flames, Capitals and Islanders.

 

>>Stamkos Stays With Lightning, Habs Move Subban

 

On a day that saw a couple of teams dramatically changed the look of their roster by trading franchise players, the Tampa Bay Lightning found out their franchise player is staying with the team after Steven Stamkos signed an eight-year contract.

 

The team has yet to announce the terms, but according to a report from TSN's Bob McKenzie, Stamkos' deal will be worth around $8.5 million per season.

Stamkos pretty much confirmed it himself on Twitter.

 

The 26-year-old Stamkos has appeared in 569 regular season games for the Lightning, scoring 312 goals. He is simply one of the best goal scorers of his generation.

 

He was the No. 1 overall pick by the Lightning in 2009 and has played his entire career with the team.

 

It's rare to see two franchise defensemen get moved, but even rarer to see them get swapped for each other. So, "blockbuster" doesn't even begin to describe the trade between the Montreal Candiens and Nashville Predators on Wednesday.

 

Montreal has traded former Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for captain Shea Weber in a straight one-for-one deal. In addition to being considered among the top defensemen in the NHL, both are among the highest paid.

 

Weber, who will be 31 when next season starts, is a three-time Norris Trophy finalist. He has 443 points in 763 games and has essentially been the face of Nashville's franchise for the better part of the last decade. He has topped 20 goals in three seasons including last year when he had 20 goals and 31 assists in 78 games.

 

Subban, who recently turned 27, is only heading into the third year of an eight-year contract that made him one of the highest paid players in the league. He has 278 points in 434 games and won the Norris Trophy in 2012-13. He also was a first-team NHL All-Star twice and has become one of the league's most popular players.

 

Subban notched his third-straight season of 50 or more points last year with 51 in 68 games.

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