Blues, Avalanche trade forwards

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have acquired forward T.J. Hensick from the Avalanche, sending forward Julian Talbot to Colorado.

Hensick, 24, had a goal and two assists in seven games for Colorado last season and played 58 games for Lake Erie of the AHL with 20 goals and 50 assists. In 2008-09 he had four goals and 17 assists in 61 games for Colorado.

Talbot, 25, had 17 goals and 15 assists in 76 games for Peoria (AHL). He has played the past three seasons in Peoria, Ill.