WALKER SIGNS

Defenseman Matt Walker, a third-round draft pick of the Blues in 1998 who played 175 NHL games in five seasons, signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

MCCLEMENT'S STATUS

The Blues are not negotiating a contract extension with center Jay McClement. McClement has received a qualifying offer of $735,000 for next season. He has arbitration rights and the deadline to file is Saturday.
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