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February 6, 2017 | 11:26pm ET
Blues, Canadiens engaged in trade talks?

The St. Louis Blues have already been fairly active on the trade front, taking and making calls, and their activity will increase later this month.

Blues GM Doug Armstrong appears set on trading defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk by the March 1 trade deadline, and veteran forward Patrik Berglund could join him on the way out.

Berglund, 28, is in the final-year of his contract, which comes with a $3.9 million salary cap hit, and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

The native of Vasteras, Sweden, owns a limited no-trade clause where he can list six teams he will not accept a move to.

Berglund has attracted plenty of interest around the NHL, with the Montreal Canadiens believed to be one of the clubs in pursuit.

The Blues and Habs have held some discussions regarding Berglund recently, though it's unclear if Shattenkirk has been included in those talks, as the Canadiens are also in the market for a top-four defenseman.

It is not yet known how in-depth trade talks have gone between the two clubs, but the Habs are in the market for a top-six forward, preferably a center, and Berglund fits the criteria.

Blues VP of Hockey Operations Dave Taylor took in Montreal's 1-0 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers at the Bell Centre on Sunday, prompting further speculation that the two teams are still keeping close tabs on one another.

In 53 games with the Blues so far this season, Berglund has registered 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points.


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