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Jan 7, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart (25) looks for a pass against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Ottawa Senators had 'serious talks' about trading for Chris Stewart

St. Louis Blues winger Chris Stewart is not the highest-profile NHL player on the trading block as the NHL is on break for the Sochi Olympics, but the power forward could be the most intriguing.

Stewart wouldn’t be a rental like Thomas Vanek, Mike Cammalleri or Matt Moulson and that is why according to the Toronto Sun, the Ottawa Senators are engaged in talks with the Blues to acquire him when the roster freeze ends.

“Sources told the Sun Saturday the Blues rugged winger has been offered around the league and it’s believed the Senators have had serious talks with St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong about a potential deal.”

Stewart won’t be a free agent until after the 2014-2015 season when he will carry with him a $4.15 million dollar cap hit and the Senators could be intrigued by his upside as a tough, physical forward who isn’t afraid to mix it up while also capable of scoring.

He has 15 goals in 56 games and 112 penalty minutes at the break.

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