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St. Louis Blues place Martin Havlat on unconditional waivers

Martin Havlat played in two games with the St. Louis Blues before asking for his release.

The St. Louis Blues announced Friday they had placed forward Martin Havlat on unconditional waivers. 

Havlat, who was signed recently after a professional tryout, asked the team for his unconditional release due to personal reasons. 

The 34-year-old signed a one-year contract on Nov. 6 and played in two games with the Blues (11-4-1, 23 points). He scored the game-winning goal in his debut on Tuesday — a 2-0 win over his former team, the New Jersey Devils. 

“Marty is a good, smart player,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock told reporters after that game. “… The way we've been going, he really helps us. He was a good get for us. He's a good fit.”

Havlat played 14:14 minutes in the win over the Devils, then played 7:33 in the Blues’ 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday. That was the fewest minutes played by any St. Louis player against the Rangers. 

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