The St. Louis Blues re-signed forward Steve Ott to a two-year contract, ending speculation that the former Sabres captain might return to Buffalo.
The 31-year-old Ott, who was acquired in the Ryan Miller deal from Buffalo on Feb. 28, had three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 regular-season games. In six playoff games, he added two assists and 14 penalty minutes.
Ott is an 11-year veteran and former 2000 first-round pick of the Dallas Stars. He has 267 points in 696 career regular-season games, along with 1,355 penalty minutes.