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Tkachuk signs, Fernandez traded

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For the second straight season, the St Louis Blues have re-signed a player they traded away at the deadline. Last year, it was Doug Weight coming back to St Louis after a brief, championship stay in Carolina. This year, it's Keith Tkachuk. Tkachuk was sent to the Thrashers at the deadline and then, miraculously sent back to the Blues after the season was over. Nope, no collusion here.

Meanwhile, Boston sports fans have a second Manny to contend with. The newest Manny doesn't have funky dreads and likely won't demand a trade every season. The Boston Bruins have reportedly traded prospect Petr Kalus and a 4th round pick to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Manny Fernandez. Fernandez was expected to be dealt this summer, as the Wild had re-signed Nicklas Backstrom and also have Joshua Harding ready for the NHL. Manny should immediately replace Tim Thomas as the starter in Boston, with the dude who looks like a chick - Hannu Toivonen - also in the mix.