Brouwer signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Flames on Friday, Bob McKenzie of The Hockey Insider reports. The 30-year-old will enter his 11th year in the league after spending a one-off season in St. Louis where he accrued 18 goals and 21 assists over 82 outings. In fact, Brouwer has managed to play all 82 games in each of his past three seasons and will look to add depth at right wing on a team that also rosters Johnny Gaudreau, Alex Chiasson, and Michael Frolik.
Brouwer, a pending unrestricted free agent, is interested in returning to the Blues next season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Brouwer banked $11 million over the past three seasons, with the 2015-16 season being his first in St. Louis. This year, he recorded 18 goals, 21 assists in the regular season, along with 13 points in 20 games during the playoffs. Doug Armstrong, general manager for the Blues, will take into account that David Backes is also looking to stay put -- like Brouwer, Backes is a two-way forward but has 10 years of service time with the club.
Brouwer buried a goal in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks for Game 5. It was a spectacular goal from Brouwer, as he didn't even let the puck hit the ice on a rebound before blasting it against the twine. Brouwer now has eight goals in the playoffs, including three in the past two games. With the Blues now down 3-2 in the series with Game 6 scheduled for Wednesday, the team desperately needs Brouwer to stay hot offensively. Unfortunately, he's as streaky as they come, so be careful about how you use him in fantasy.
Brouwer scored two power-play goals in Saturday's Game 4 win over the Sharks. Brouwer owned the Stars (eight points, including four goals, in seven games), but these goals are his first points against the Sharks. Brouwer's experience in the postseason should help stabilize the Blues, especially now that David Backes is hurt.
Brouwer scored a goal and added two assists in Wednesday's 6-1 blowout of the Stars. Brouwer and the Blues took the drama out of this Game 7 on the road, jumping out to a 5-0 lead through two periods. His line with Paul Stastny and Robby Fabbri combined for an incredible nine points in this one, as all three are heating up at the perfect time.
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