National Hockey League News
St. Louis gets G Toivonen from Bruins
Jul 23, 2007, 23:45 GMT
St. Louis, MO - The St. Louis Blues obtained goaltender Hannu Toivonen from the Boston Bruins for center Carl Soderberg on Monday.
Toivonen, who spent parts of the last two seasons with the Bruins, was 3-9-1 with a 4.23 goals-against average in 18 games for Boston last season. At Providence in the AHL, he was 13-13-1 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.37 goals-against average.
He had appeared in a total of 38 games for Boston and notched a 12-14-5 record with one shutout and a 3.33 GAA.
The 23-year-old became expendable when Boston acquired goaltender Manny Fernandez from Minnesota at the end of June. With Tim Thomas as the backup and youngster Tuukka Rask looking to get some playing time, Toivonen would have had a hard time getting ice time.
Soderberg, 21, played the past two seasons with Malmo IF of the Swedish Elite League. In 31 games with Malmo last season he tallied 12 goals and 18 assists.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Soderberg was Sweden's second-highest scorer during the World Junior Championships in 2005.
He was drafted by St. Louis in the second round in 2004.
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