The St. Louis Blues on Thursday showed just how much value they place on defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, signing the restricted free agent to a four-year, $17 million contract extension. "Obviously I'm on cloud nine right now, this is a great opportunity for me," Shattenkirk said. "To have the type of commitment that the Blues made and the faith that they have in me to perform and showing it in this way is pretty special. It really didn't take too long. We both wanted to get something done and I think there was a deal to be had the whole way through." ...
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