The St. Louis Blues are acquiring forward Pavel Buchnevich from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Sammy Blais and a 2022 second-round pick, a source confirmed to The Athletic on Friday.

Buchnevich, 26, is a pending restricted free agent after tallying a career-best 48 points (20 goals, 28 assists) in 54 games for the Rangers last season. He spent his first five NHL seasons with New York, recently completing a two-year, $6.5 million contract.

Blais, 25, had eight goals and seven assists in 36 games for the Blues last season, his fourth with the team.