St. Louis Blues' Adam Cracknell (79) advances the puck past Dallas Stars' Loui Eriksson (21) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues signed defenceman Ian Cole to a two-year contract and forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year deal.
The 24-year-old Cole was a first-round draft pick in 2007 but was used sparingly, appearing in 15 games and none after March 16. He's played in parts of three seasons.
The 27-year-old Cracknell became a regular on the checking line at the end of the season and played in five of six playoff games. In 20 regular-season games, 12 of them in the final month, he had two goals and four assists with a plus-3 rating.
The Blues announced the deals Tuesday.