New Blues goalie Ryan Miller.

New Blues goalie Ryan Miller.

The Blues have acquired goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a third-round draft pick in 2016. Miller and Ott will join the team in Phoenix, where the Blues play Sunday.

Miller has started 40 games for Buffalo and has a 15-22-3 record with a goals against average of 2.72. Those are outstanding numbers for a Sabres team that is last in the NHL with 17 wins and only 42 points.

Halak was 29-4-4 with a 2.23 GAA in 38 starts. Stewart was fifth on the team with 15 goals and led the team with 112 penalty minutes.

Ott is a centermen with 9 goals and 10 assists. The 31 year old was a former first round pick of Dallas in 2000, taken 25th overall.

The Blues face Anaheim tonight, a team they trail in the standings by three points, but have two games in hand in the Western Conference.