The Blues acknowledged yesterday that former Utah Jazz and New York Knicks GM David Checketts put in the highest bid to buy the team and there will now be 30 day window to negotiate a final price tag. Checketts founded and runs Sports Capital Partners, a sports investing firm.

It’s believed that Checketts has offered around $110-120 million.

Winger Keith Tkachuk returned to Blues Practice yesterday after being suspended almost two weeks ago for being overweight. The Blues open their regular season next Wednesday against the Red Wings.