St. Louis and Florida pulled off a minor trade Tuesday as 22-year-old defenseman T.J. Fast heads to the Panthers in exchange for 31-year-old forward Graham Mink.
Fast, a former player at the University of Denver, was a second-round pick in the 2005 Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. The Blues acquired him on June 4, 2008 and Fast has been in their system ever since.
Fast split last season between the ECHL and AHL, scoring 31 points in 46 games with the Alaska Aces and adding one point in 18 games with the Peoria Rivermen. He had five points in 46 AHL games in 2008-09.
Mink is a career minor-leaguer since 2001.