Jets get Paul Stastny from Blues for prospect, first-rounder

— -- The Winnipeg Jets signaled they are making a run for the Stanley Cup by trading a 2018 first-round pick to the St. Louis Blues for center Paul Stastny.

The Blues also get a fourth-round pick in 2020 and forward prospect Erik Foley. According to reports, St. Louis retains half of Stastny's salary this season.

Stastny, who carries a cap hit of $7 million, will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. The Blues explored re-signing the 32-year-old, but the sides didn't reach agreement.

Winnipeg is second in the Central Division with 83 points, while St. Louis has slid to being one point out of the second wild card.

Stastny has 12 goals and 28 assists this year after going for 18 and 22 last year. He adds center depth behind Mark Scheifele and is solid at the faceoff dot.