Tampa Bay Lightning acquire B.J. Crombeen from St. Louis Blues

NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 04: B.J. Crombeen #26 of the St Louis Blues dumps the puck in against the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on February 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Well, some fans have been clamouring for toughness the past few years. Now you have it.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing B.J. Crombeen from the St. Louis Blues and a 5th round draft choice in 2013 in exchange for 4th round draft picks in 2013 and 2014.

Crombeen, 27, has played for both the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues in his NHL career. And he ain't afraid to drop the gloves.

Perhaps this move can be seen as adding veteran depth to the bottom-6. In fact, it Crombeen gives more time for development to the likes of Pierre-Cedric Labrie, as well as adds depth and competition for jobs. The question to me over this is who else is effected / put on the hot seat through this transaction? How are the bottom-6 looking to you right now? Share it in comments.

One thing's for certain - he's got to pick out a new jersey number, because #26 is taken in Tampa.

LIGHTNING ACQUIRE RW B.J. CROMBEEN FROM ST. LOUIS

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing B.J. Crombeen and a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for both their 2013 and 2014 fourth-round picks, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Crombeen, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, has played in 288 career NHL games with the Blues and Dallas Stars, registering 27 goals and 56 points with 580 penalty minutes. He has logged more than 148 penalty minutes in three of the previous four seasons. The only one in which he did not reach that mark was last season, when he recorded 71 PIM in 40 games played. During the 2010-11 season he led the Blues in penalty minutes with 154 and was tied for sixth in the NHL with 17 fighting majors.

A native of Denver, Colorado, Crombeen registered a goal and three points last season with 50 shots on goal. He has averaged 12:03 in ice time per game during his career, including more than 12 minutes in three of the previous four seasons.

Crombeen, 27, was drafted by Dallas in the second-round, 54th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was claimed off waivers by St. Louis on November 18, 2008.

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