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MAY 7, 3:03a ET | Craig Morgan
Rotowire: Jul 2 / 2:09p ET
News: Brouwer was traded to the Blues on Wednesday along with goalie Pheonix Copley and a 2016 third-round draft pick in exchange for forward T.J. Oshie, NHL.com reports.
Impact: Brouwer was a model of consistency during his time in the NHL scoring between 30 and 45 points in six of his seven full seasons. However, despite often receiving the opportunity to skate next to a world-class talent in Alex Ovechkin, Brouwer never provided the breakout season the Capitals were counting on. Nonetheless, he's still a more-than-serviceable second- or third-line talent, though he'll face more obstacles to ice time in St. Louis. The Blues are eager to make room on the roster for youngsters Dmitrij Jaskin and Ty Rattie, either or whom could cut into Brouwer's minutes as the season progresses. Brouwer will enter the final year of his contract and carries a cap hit of $3.67 million.
StatsLLC: Jul 2 / 12:00a ET
News: Sochi Olympics shootout star T.J. Oshie has been acquired by the Washington Capitals in a deal that sends Brouwer to the St. Louis Blues. As part of Thursday's swap of right wings, Washington also will trade AHL goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in next year's NHL draft to St. Louis.
Impact: Brouwer totaled 21 goals and 22 assists for Washington last season while appearing in all 82 games. He has played in nine NHL seasons, the last four with the Capitals after five with the Chicago Blackhawks.