Blues defensemen Christian Backman wanted more money, but the team didn’t agree. Wednesday, a compromise was made and both sides seem to be satisfied.
The 26-year-old signed a three-year deal worth about $2.3 million a season. He refused a deal earlier in the year that was worth $957, 600. That’s quite a difference.
There are questions on whether Backman will be ready for the start of the season. He underwent shoulder surgery in the offseason, but Blues officials say they’re not worried.