ST. LOUIS -- With the season opener looming next Wednesday, the St. Louis Blues assigned five players to Chicago and released one more from a professional tryout.
The Blues sent forwards Kenny Agostino, Ivan Barbashev and Samuel Blais, defenseman Jordan Schmaltz and goaltender Jordan Binnington to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. They also released defenseman Mike Weber from his professional tryout.
The Blues will conclude their preseason schedule Saturday night when they host the Blackhawks at 7 p.m. They open the regular season Wednesday in Chicago, then host the Wild in their home opener Thursday on FOX Sports Midwest.