St. Louis Blues left winger Chris Porter cleared waivers Sunday and was assigned to the club's new minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League, the Chicago Wolves.
The victim of the Blues' increased depth at forward and especially left wing following the signing of veteran Brenden Morrow, Porter's assignment got the team down to the maximum roster of 23 players.
Porter, 29, had two goals and eight points in 29 games last season and became a fan favorite through his work with Ryan Reaves and Adam Cracknell on the Blues' "CPR Line."
He was signed to a two-way, two-year contract in the offseason.
In four seasons with the Blues, the former University of North Dakota standout has 10 goals and 24 points in 127 games.
The Blues open the season at home at 7 p.m. Thursday against Nashville.