The New York Rangers traded winger Pavel Buchnevich to the St. Louis Blues on Friday for forward Sammy Blais and a 2022 second-round pick.
Buchnevich, 26, is a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. He played all 301 games in the NHL with the Rangers, who selected him in the third round in 2013. Buchnevich had 79 goals and 116 assists in those games, including 20 goals in 54 games last season.
Blais, 25, has one year left on his deal at $1.5 million against the cap before he reaches restricted free agency, also with arbitration rights.