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Predators claim F Svatos off waivers from Blues

The Nashville Predators have claimed forward Marek Svatos off waivers from the St. Louis Blues.

The Predators announced the move Wednesday and Nashville needs the extra body. The Predators have a handful of players out with injuries, including forwards Steve Sullivan and David Legwand.

Svatos has played 316 career NHL games, all with Colorado between 2003 and 2010. He had a career-high 32 goals and 50 points in the 2005-06 season. The 5-foot-8, 187-pound right wing started this season in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League before signing a one-year deal with the Blues on Tuesday.