Hunt signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Blues. Hunt skated for the Oilers last season, going minus-1 in seven games. He qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 27 or older with at least seven accrued seasons), becoming an unrestricted free agent. The Blues are expected to have Hunt skate for their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
Hunt was assigned to AHL Bakersfield on Sunday. This will be the third time Hunt has been assigned to Bakersfield since signing his deal with the Oilers in the offseason. He hasn't done much with his seven games at the top level, but his dwindling ice time means that wasn't going to change soon.
Hunt was recalled by the Oilers on Friday. Hunt was demoted to the AHL on Thursday, only to be recalled a day later after Rob Klinkhammer cleared waivers Friday. The 27-year-old defender has registered 12 shots on goal and seven blocked shots in six games with the Oilers this season.
Hunt was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Thursday, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports. Hunt was demoted to open up a spot on the Oilers' 23-man roster for Nail Yakupov, who was activated from injured reserve Thursday. The 27-year-old blueliner suited up for six games during his first stint with the big club this season, registering 12 shots on goal and seven blocked shots.
Hunt was recalled from AHL Bakersfield on Sunday. Hunt's recall, his first of the season, comes after fellow defenseman Brandon Davidson was placed on injured reserve with a rib injury. Hunt is undersized at 5-foot-9, but possesses some offensive skill, as he's scored 23 points in 27 games in the AHL this season.
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