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Roundup: Blues re-sign Porter, Sens ink Lawson

Chris Porter

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St. Louis signs Porter

According to various reports, the Blues have come to terms with UFA forward Chris Porter on a one-year, two way deal.

Porter, 28, spent the last five years with the St. Louis organization, splitting his time between the Blues and AHL Peoria. Last season he posted career-highs in games played (47) and goals (four) while averaging over 10 minutes a night.

According to the Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay), Porter had received interest from a number of NHL clubs including Winnipeg, Phoenix and Pittsburgh.

Financial terms of his deal were not released; on his last deal with the Blues, he made $600,000 at the NHL level.

Senators acquire Lawson

Ottawa added more organizational depth in goal on Monday, signing Nathan Lawson to a one-year, two-way deal.

Lawson, 28, spent all of last year with Montreal’s AHL affiliate in Hamilton, posting a 19-17-4 with a 2.57 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage while recording five shutouts.

His lone stint in the NHL came with the Islanders during 2010-11, when he appeared in 10 games (1-4-2, .893 save percentage, 4.06 GAA.)

With Ottawa, he looks to be fourth on the depth chart behind Craig Anderson, Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner, meaning he’s likely off to AHL Binghamton to start 2012-13.