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February 21, 2017 | 10:39am ET
Berglund's value continues to rise

St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund's play over the last few weeks has improved, which has caught the attention of a number of teams interested in acquiring him before the March 1 trade deadline.

Berglund, 28, is in the final year of his contract, which comes with a $3.7 million salary cap hit, and has been the subject of trade speculation over the last month.

While the Blues are competing for third spot in the Central Division, a position they currently own, the team does not want to risk losing Berglund or defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk for nothing as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Berglund's performance has picked up lately; he's scored six goals in his last 10 games and Monday night's game saw him play the second-most minutes in a game he's played all season.

His time on ice has increased this month, which could be a combination of teams itching to get a better look at his play this season and the fact the Blues need his improved performance to remain competitive.

It's unclear what Blues GM Doug Armstrong is asking for in exchange for Berglund, but several teams are reportedly interested in acquiring him.

The Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators are among the teams interested in Berglund, who has 17 goals and seven assists for 24 points in 60 games with the Blues so far this season.


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