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St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Joakim Lindstrom to a one-year contract.
Lindstrom, 30, has spent the past two seasons with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (SweHL), including 2013-14, when he posted 63 points (23 goals, 40 assists) and 72 penalty minutes in 55 games.
A second round pick (41st overall) of Columbus in 2002, the 6-foot, 203-pound forward has appeared in five NHL seasons, including stints with Columbus, Phoenix and Colorado.
Overall, the Skelleftea, Sweden native has recorded 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) and 46 penalty minutes in 97 career games.
“He’s a player that’s been to North America, gone back and really reinvented his game,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. “He came over probably too young and went back (to Sweden). He wants to come back (to the NHL). I know there were a few teams that were trying to get him to come back to North America.”
“So he’s got some offensive ability,” Armstrong said. “I think we’re a team that can provide him with an opportunity and he certainly adds to our skill and our depth. Again, I don’t want to oversell, but it’s a player that has some skill and we’ll see how he can fit into our lineup.”