The St. Louis Blues on Friday assigned 24 players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, among them 2010 first-round picks Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko.



...Also sent to Peoria were goalies Jake Allen, Paul Karpowich and Mike McKenna; defensemen Taylor Chorney, Ian Cole, Mark Cundari, Cade Fairchild, Scott Ford, Brett Ponich and David Shields; and forwards Jay Barriball, Cody Beach, Adam Cracknell, Stefan Della Rovere, Evgeny Grachev, Phillip McRae, Andrew Murray, Anthony Nigro, Anthony Peluso, Tyler Shattock, Brett Sonne, and Sebastian Vannstrom.

The Blues also sent goalie Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound, OHL) and Ty Rattie (Portland, WHL) to their junior clubs, and defenseman Jani Hakanpaa (Espoo, Finland) to his European club.


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