#stlblues acquire Bouwmeester
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) April 2, 2013
The move is the second in a week for Blues' general manager Doug Armstrong, who brought in Jordan Leopold from the Buffalo Sabres over the weekend. Leopold made his Blues' debut in Monday night's 4-1 road victory over the Minnesota Wild.
The Blues have certainly done a lot to strengthen the defense from the left-side and it looks as though Wade Redden and Kris Russell will be watching a lot of games from the pressbox.
Bouwmeester is a highly paid player and automatically becomes the Blues' highest paid defenseman, for now at least.
Jay Bouwmeester automatically becomes #stlblues highest-paid player. He more than doubles what any other Blues D makes.
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) April 2, 2013
Bouwmeester is 29 years old and has appeared in 33 games for the Flames this season and six goals and nine assists on the year.