Blues acquire Mason from Predators

September 15, 2009, 1:21 AM

THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA — The St. Louis Blues have acquired goaltender Chris Mason from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a fourth-round pick in Friday’s draft.

Mason, 32, played in a career-high 51 games for the Predators last season, posting a 2.90 goals-against average and a .898 save percentage.

As a result of the trade, Sportsnet.ca has learned that the Predators will announce shortly that they have come to an agreement with goalie Dan Ellis. The deal is expected to be worth in the vicinity of $4 million over two years.

"Acquiring Chris really solidifies our goaltending position which was one of our goals going into this weekend," Blues president John Davidson said in a statement. "We are looking forward to a big day today at the draft."

The Red Deer, Alta., native has skated in 135 career NHL games, recording a 58-43-12 record with a 2.61 GAA and a .913 save percentage.

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