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Blues Send Jim Carey To Minors

Former Vezina Trophy winner Jim Carey's hopes of staying in the NHL were dashed again when the St. Louis Blues sent him to the minors on Saturday.

Carey, who signed a two-year deal with the Blues on March 1 just one day after agreeing to a buyout with the Boston Bruins, was assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League.

He appeared in four games with the Blues, posting a 1-2-0 record and a 3.86 goals against average.

Carey, 24, won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie in the 1995-96 season with the Washington Capitals. He played in 71 games that season, with a 35-24-9 record and 2.26 goals against average.

Carey was traded to Boston during the 1996-97 season, struggled and lost his job to Byron Dafoe before being sent to the minors.

Carey played 30 games this season with Providence of the American Hockey League, where he posted a 17-8-3 record and 2.34 goals against average.

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