Blues acquire Stastny from Bruins

The St. Louis Blues on Tuesday announced that the team has acquired forward Yan Stastny from the Boston Bruins in exchange for the Blues’ fifth-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Stastny, 24, has split the season with the Boston Bruins and Providence of the American Hockey League. He has been assigned to the Blues’ AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound center has appeared in 21 games with Boston, collecting a pair of assists, and has skated in 11 games with Providence, recording 12 points (three goals, nine assists).

He made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers against St. Louis on Mar. 1, 2006. He played in three games for the Oilers before being traded to Boston on Mar. 9. With the Bruins, he tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in 17 games.

The Quebec City native is the son of former Blues forward Peter Stastny and was originally Boston’s eighth-round selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.