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The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Adam Cracknell to a one year, one way extension worth $600,000.

Cracknell was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the final round of the 2004 draft. He played three seasons (2006–09) with the Flames’ minor league affiliates, but failed to make the jump into the NHL, and on July 16, 2009 he was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues. Cracknell was recalled by the Blues on March 1, 2011 after spending the majority of the 2011 season playing for the Blues affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. On March 12, 2011, Cracknell scored his first NHL goal in a game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The 27 year old dressed in five of the Blues six playoff games against the Los Angeles Kings after finishing the season with two goals and five points. He recorded 17 goals and 16 assists in the AHL with the Peoria Riverman, who at the time was affiliated with the Blues. His one way deal could allow the tough forward the chance to stick with the big club for the entire season next year.

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