Torey Krug comments on blocking trade from St. Louis during offseason

Published September 26, 2023 at 3:37 PM

Torey Krug is going to begin the upcoming season with the St. Louis Blues, whether they want him or not. Although being injured during the ongoing training camp, Krug recently commented on actioning his no-trade clause this offseason to prevent a trade that would've sent him to the Philadelphia Flyers.

As the Blues disappointed last season, General Manager Doug Armstrong was looking to re-tool the team, geared younger players and an eye for the future. Unfortunately for Krug, at 32 years old and 4 years left on a contract that pays $6.5M annually, he doesn't fit the Blues' current needs.

When commenting on the blocked trade, Krug didn't hide his disappointment or his desire to stay in St. Louis.

Obviously I chose to stay here. I want to be part of this room and love playing in this city and wearing the Blue Note so it's something I'm very excited about. You don't like hearing things like that. I have kids, I have a family. But I want to be here and wear the Note.

Last season, the Blues traded many of their older core players including captain Ryan O'Reilly, longtime scorer Vladimir Tarasenko, and depth players like Noel Acciari and Ivan Barbashev. If they're looking to continue that trend, they'll undoubtedly look to trade Krug again, perhaps to a better team than the Flyers, where he might accept a trade.
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Torey Krug comments on blocking trade from St. Louis during offseason

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