The St. Louis Blues assigned Darren Rumble and Dale Clarke to Worcester of the AHL as well as returned Barret Jackman to the Regina Pats of the WHL.
This now leaves 11 defensemen in camp fighting for 7 spots. Don’t forget that the injured Marc Bergevin and Todd Reirden are included in these 11 players, which breaks down to two more cuts prior to the first game of the regular season.
Rumble and Clarke having been cut was expected and Jackman is likely very disappointed, but should have a great year in Regina. He’ll now have the chance to play in the World Junior Championships as well the Memorial Cup, which his junior team, the Regina Pats, is hosting.
A little prediction for everyone, Jackman will be in the Blues’ line-up come opening day of the 2001-02 season.