Former Wing Osgood Traded to St. Louis

Former Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood was traded by the New York Islanders to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. The trade marks Osgood return to the Central Division, where he began his career with Detroit.

Osgood was traded to the Blues in return for defenseman Justin Papineau and a draft pick.

In thirty-eight games this season with the Islanders, Osgood has compiled a 17-14-4 record and a 2.92 goals-against average. He split playing time with Garth Snow and Rick DiPietro and spent some time out of the lineup with an injured ankle.

Osgood won the Stanley Cup in 1997 and 1998 with the Red Wings. After backing up Mike Vernon through the 1997 playoffs, he battled through several bad goals to help Detroit to the Cup in 1998.

St. Louis has used six different goaltenders this season. Osgood will be their seventh netminder, likely taking the starting role away from Brent Johnson.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

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