Forwards Chris Porter, Anthony Peluso and Brett Sonne all were signed to one-year, two-way contracts Monday by the St. Louis Blues.
Porter played in a career-high 47 games with the Blues last season and had four goals and seven points. The 28-year-old former University of North Dakota standout has been with the Blues since signing as a free agent in August, 2007.
Porter is a physical player and known as a solid checking forward. He will be paid a reported $650,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the minors, but is expected to compete for an NHL job.
The 23-year-old Peluso is a tough winger and enforcer who ranked up a team-leading 159 penalty minutes in 61 games last season at minor-league Peoria. He also had four goals and nine points.
In his third straight season with Peoria, the 23-year-old Sonne has eight goals and 17 points in 70 games. He was the Blues' third-round pick in the 2007 draft.
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