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Blues waive Paajarvi; Brodeur to stick around?

Magnus Paajarvi

St. Louis Blues’ Magnus Paajarvi, of Sweden, prepares for a face off during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in St. Louis. The Lightning won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

The St. Louis Blues placed forward Magnus Paajarvi on waivers Monday, possibly in order to keep three goalies -- specifically, Martin Brodeur -- on the active roster.

More, from’s Lou Korac:

Paajarvi on waivers likely means #stlblues will keep three goalies for the time being. Spot opens room to keep Brodeur when Elliott returns.

— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) December 29, 2014

Elliott has been medically cleared to play and could be back in tomorrow against Nashville (Brodeur will start tonight against Colorado), leaving the Blues with a logjam in goal as Jake Allen also remains in the mix.

It’s possible the club isn’t convinced Elliott can stay healthy for the long-term, hence a move to keep Brodeur around.

As for Paajarvi, he was a bit player in St. Louis this year. The former first-round pick played in just 10 games and averaged under 10 minutes per night, but could be picked up by a team looking for forward depth.

Paajarvi, who’s still only 23 years old, is in the last of a two-year deal that carries a $1.2M cap hit.