St. Louis Blues acquire goalie Chris Mason from Preds for fourth-round pick

OTTAWA – The St. Louis Blues have acquired goaltender Chris Mason from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a fourth-round pick in Friday’s draft.

Mason, 32, played in a career-high 51 games for the Predators last season, posting a 2.90 goals-against average and a .898 save percentage.

“Acquiring Chris really solidifies our goaltending position which was one of our goals going into this weekend,” Blues president John Davidson said in a statement. “We are looking forward to a big day today at the draft.”

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The Red Deer, Alta., native has skated in 135 career NHL games, recording a 58-43-12 record with a 2.61 GAA and a .913 save percentage.