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Blues agree to terms with center Derek Roy on one-year contract, pending physical

Derek Roy has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the St. Louis Blues, pending a physical for the veteran forward.

The Blues have been looking for a top center since before the trade deadline, and they hope they found one in Roy. The pending deal was announced by the team Saturday.

The 30-year-old Roy split last season between the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks and finished with seven goals and 21 assists. The 5-foot-9 playmaker spent the bulk of his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres, with whom he had a career-high 81 points in the 2007-08 season.