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St. Louis Blues

Status: Top contender

Deadline additions: Zbynek Michalek, Robert Bortuzzo, Olli Jokinen, Adam Cracknell

Deadline subtractions: Ian Cole, Joakim Lindstrom

The Blues’ pre-deadline addition of Zbynek Michalek -- who’s due to return from a concussion in the foreseeable future -- strengthens a corps of defensemen that has sorely missed Kevin Shattenkirk (abdominal surgery). And, Shattenkirk himself is expected back before the end of March.