Player News - Blues

Date: Team: Pos:

Jay Bouwmeester (lower body) will not play Friday night.

It's Bouwmeester's third straight game on the sidelines after playing in 737 consecutive contests. Bouwmeester will skate with the team's trainers on Sunday before participating in Monday's practice.
Nov 28 - 2:46 PM

Jake Allen will play between the pipes on Friday.

That's to be expected as Allen's the Blues' de facto number one goaltender while Brian Elliott is sidelined. Allen has a 2.12 GAA and .920 save percentage in nine games this season.
Nov 28 - 2:44 PM

Jake Allen will play between the pipes on Friday.

That's to be expected as Allen's the Blues' de facto number one goaltender while Brian Elliott is sidelined. Allen has a 2.12 GAA and .920 save percentage in nine games this season.
Nov 28 - 2:44 PM

Martin Brodeur participated in his first morning skate with the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

Brodeur has joined St. Louis on a tryout basis. "It was good," Brodeur said of the skate. "It was fun to get back out there. It's been a while. It's only a morning skate, so I can't wait to see Monday." Brian Elliott is dealing with an injury that's expected to sideline him for weeks, so there's a potential opening for Brodeur. That being said, it might create a long-term problem if the Blues did sign him as they would have three netminders once Elliott is healthy. Brodeur is one of the best goaltenders to ever play the game, but he's 42 years old now and wasn't particularly impressive in his last two campaigns.
Nov 28 - 1:45 PM

Jake Allen will see the majority of the starts with Brian Elliott sidelined.

That is unlikely to change even if the Blues sign Martin Brodeur and Allen feels ready for the opportunity. "Just another game," Allen said referring to Friday's start against Edmonton. "I don't feel any different than if Ells was here. It's another game, with the same group of guys in front of me. I get to play a couple more games, that's the positive. The negative is that Ells is out. He's a big part of our team and hopefully he gets back soon."
Nov 28 - 10:39 AM

Martin Brodeur is excited to get a chance to practice with the St. Louis Blues.

"In talking with my agent Pat (Brisson), the Blues were one of the teams near the top of my list, that if I could pick a team to go to, it would be the Blues," Brodeur told ESPN.com. So for them to reach out and just invite me to come and practice and see where it goes, I'm pretty excited about it." He also talked about getting the chance to play under coach Ken Hitchcock on "a solid team with good structure." He's hopeful that it will work out for him and he'll get a contract. Brodeur will start skating with the Blues on Friday on a tryout basis.
Nov 27 - 5:19 PM

Paul Stastny skated with David Backes and T.J. Oshie at Wednesday's practice.

Stastny has a goal and an assist in his past two games after a four-game pointless skid. Oshie has struggled mightily this season and Backes hasn't been lighting it up either. It may be wishful thinking to hope that they will rediscover their respective games together, but they all have the talent to turn things around so it's possible.
Nov 27 - 12:30 PM

David Backes was a frustrated player at Wednesday's practice after a 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa on Tuesday.

He was involved in a battle drill with Vladimir Tarasenko during the session and ended up dropping gloves to attack his teammate. Other players stepped in to break them up. "It didn't matter who it was, Backes, he was ready to practice," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "David had a burr today because he felt we let a point slip away yesterday and wasn’t happy. He did what a captain did, he raised the level."
Nov 27 - 12:25 PM

Martin Brodeur will practice with the St. Louis Blues on a tryout.

He will join the team on Friday and practice with them through early next week. The Blues made the move after losing Brian Elliott to injury on Tuesday night.
Nov 26 - 5:08 PM

Coach Ken Hitchcock said Brian Elliott is "week-to-week" with a lower-body injury.

"We'll kind of address it every Sunday and see how he is," Hitchcock said. "That's about as close as I can give you right now. He's had this type of injury before and has recovered quickly and nicely so we're hoping for the former but we don't want to say it's five or six days and then it's 14 so we'll leave it at that." He also hinted that goalies need their knees, so that's likely what he injured on Tuesday night.
Nov 26 - 4:28 PM

The Blues didn't provide a timetable for Brian Elliott (lower body) on Wednesday.

The club just said that Elliott "will be sidelined with a lower-body injury." Elliott left Tuesday's game versus Ottawa in the second period. Jake Allen will tend to the team's crease in his place.
Nov 26 - 2:34 PM

Jordan Binnington is up with the Blues on emergency recall.

In nine games with the AHL's Chicago Wolves, he has posted a 6-2-1 record to go with a 1.89 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Brian Elliott suffered a lower-body injury on Tuesday, so Binnington will back up Jake Allen.
Nov 26 - 12:45 PM

Alexander Steen registered his fifth goal of the season for the Blues in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa.

Steen has now recorded points in three straight contests to give him 15 in 22 outings on the year. The secondary scoring he provides is crucial for the Blues and will go a long way in determining their success this season. Ian Cole also scored his first of the campaign in the loss.
Nov 25 - 11:19 PM

Jake Allen suffered a loss after allowing two goals on 17 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 shutout defeat at the hands of the Senators.

Allen entered the game midway through the second period after starter Brian Elliott suffered a lower body injury and was handed a 2-0 lead that he and his teammates ultimately coughed up. The loss drops his record to 6-2-1 on the year with a 2.12 GAA and a .920 save percentage.
Nov 25 - 11:16 PM

Blues goaltender Brian Elliott left Tuesday's game against the Senators due to a lower-body injury and will not return.

It's not yet known how severe the injury is, but an extended absence for Elliott could be a big blow for the Blues. He has been replaced in this game by Jake Allen, who is nursing the 2-0 lead he inherited.
Nov 25 - 10:13 PM


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