ST. LOUIS, July 23 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Blues got goaltender Hannu Toivonen from the Boston Bruins Monday for center Carl Soderberg.
Toivonen, who spent parts of the last two seasons with the Bruins, was 3-9-1 with a 4.23 goals-against average in 18 games for Boston last season. At Providence in the AHL, he was 13-13-1 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.37 goals-against average.
Toivonen, 23, appeared in a total of 38 games for Boston and had a 12-14-5 record with one shutout and a 3.33 GAA.
He became expendable when Boston acquired goaltender Manny Fernandez from Minnesota at the end of June. With Tim Thomas as the backup and Tuukka Rask looking to get some playing time, Toivonen would have had a hard time getting ice time.
Soderberg, 21, played the past two seasons with Malmo IF of the Swedish Elite League.