The Blues traded veteran G Grant Fuhr to the Flames for a third-round draft pick in 2000.

Fuhr, 36, had spent the past four years with the Blues, going 16-11-8 with a 2.44 goals-against average last season. He underwent knee surgery on Feb. 7 and played in only 39 games.

Fuhr has a 398-282-112 record with a 3.37 GAA in 18 seasons with Edmonton, Toronto, Buffalo, Los Angeles and St. Louis. He ranks sixth all-time in the NHL in victories and set a record with the Blues in 1995-96 by playing in 79 games, with 76 consecutive starts.

A member of five Stanley Cup championship teams with Edmonton, Fuhr has appeared in six all-star games and won the Vezina Trophy in 1987-88 as the NHL's top goaltender.

* JAGR NEWLY COIFFED: Jaromir Jagr showed up for Penguins training camp yesterday with a new look that found him shorn of his trademark curly, flowing hair.

Jagr, whose rock star-long hair was as much a part of his persona as his breakaway goals, surprised his teammates with his newly cut hair and new perspective on hockey.

The long hair was gone, and so was some of the immaturity that often was seen as the talented Jagr's only liability.

"I'm older now," said Jagr, chosen as the NHL's best player last season after leading the Penguins to the second round of the playoffs. "I was in Italy and I said, 'Make me look Italian.' They have short hair like this.