St. Louis Blues claim Penguins forward Kasperi Kapanen off waivers

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If Kasperi Kapanen plays in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ game this afternoon, it won’t be for them.

St. Louis, which the Penguins will face at 3:38 p.m. Eastern at the Enterprise Center, claimed him off waivers today.

Having Kapanen off their roster frees $3.2 million in salary-cap space, which could give GM Ron Hextall a bit of flexibility to make a move before the NHL trade deadline next Friday.

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