It's difficult to dismiss the St. Louis Blues and General Manager Doug Armstrong when it comes to assembling

a competitive roster each season, and the same should be true in 2022-23. Armstrong and the Blues, on the

other hand, face a difficult challenge this offseason: re-signing or replacing four essential UFAs while also re-signing

two regular RFAs. Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic, who covers the Blues, provided an update on the

status of the four imminent UFAs earlier today. Rutherford writes that the two sides aren't close to reaching an

agreement on veteran forward David Perron, but that their desire for a reunion hasn't changed. Rutherford brings

up an intriguing fact, though one that may be unlucky for Perron: throughout his NHL career, he has signed five

multi-year contracts and played for five different clubs, but all five of those contracts were with St. Louis. With 15

NHL seasons under his belt and a Stanley Cup to his name, Perron will be looking for stability, and while he hasn't

found it in St. Louis, it's possible he'll seek for a tight no-movement clause, but they have been a sticking point in the past.