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Breaking: Winnipeg Jets acquire Paul Statsny from the St. Louis Blues

The Winnipeg Jets have finally gotten their man.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets have finally gotten their centre. They have acquired Paul Stastny from the St. Louis Blues for their 2018 first round pick, Erik Foley, and a conditional fourth rounder (2020). The Blues retained 50% of Statsny’s salary.

This is the move that the Jets have needed to make as they do not know how well Adam Lowry will hold up during the rest of the regular season and playoffs. This also should push Matt Hendricks out of the lineup which is addition by subtraction.

Stastny should take over the third line centre position from Andrew Copp and play between Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers. Stastny has 40 points in 63 games this year including 12 goals. This moves also signals that the Blues are selling, weakening the Central Division for the Jets.

The Jets are still reportedly looking for a defenceman to add to their depth in that position.