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Date: Team: Pos:

Jake Allen will start Thursday's game against Minnesota.

He is projected to be scratched on Tuesday versus Pittsburgh when Carter Hutton starts and Pheonix Copley dresses as the backup. Allen hasn't played since Jan. 19 against Washington after he was pulled for a third straight game.
Jan 23 - 1:55 PM

Carter Hutton will get the call for Tuesday's game versus Pittsburgh.

Pheonix Copley is slated to back him up. The Blues plan to start Jake Allen versus Minnesota on Thursday. Copley will serve as the understudy for that game as well. Adjust your goaltending accordingly.
Jan 23 - 1:51 PM

Blues assistant GM and goalie legend Martin Brodeur has faith that Jake Allen will turn it around.

"If anybody knew what to do, he would be out of it in a heartbeat," said Brodeur. "He's the one that's got to figure it out. He understands that. We have total faith that he'll get it back and he'll be better because of it. But right now, they're hard times." Allen is expected to be back at Monday's practice after he was given some time away to reset and refresh. Brodeur wants Allen to play fearless and get back in the habit of playing with confidence. If he gets back in the crease Tuesday then he will face a tough matchup against Pittsburgh.
Jan 23 - 12:51 PM

Jake Allen will join the rest of his teammates on Monday.

He did not travel to Winnipeg as he needed some time to reset after a series of horrible starts. Hopefully the time away from the ice did Allen some good. It is not clear if Allen will get the start against the Penguins on Tuesday, however.
Jan 22 - 1:13 PM

The Blues will re-assign Pheonix Copley to Chicago of the AHL sometime between Sunday and Monday.

Jake Allen will return to the team after taking a break to reset and Copley will not be needed in the short term. For what it is worth, Copley earned the praise of Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock for his effort in a loss against the Jets Saturday.
Jan 22 - 1:10 PM

Jaden Schwartz scored his second straight multipoint game during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Jets.

He picked up a pair of helpers in the match, giving him a goal and five points over the last two games. Over 43 games thus far this season Schwartz has 13 goals and 30 points.
Jan 21 - 7:29 PM

Paul Stastny scored both a goal and an assist during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Jets.

The veteran pivot now has points in four of his last five games, posting two goals and five points over that span. Over 46 games thus far this season Stastny has picked up 12 goals and 28 points.
Jan 21 - 7:27 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk picked up his 10th game of the season with at least two points during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Jets.

It was his seventh game with exactly two points when he collected his 10th and 11th goals of the season. In fact, it's the third time over his last five games in which the talented blue liner has potted a pair of points. He has 32 points in 47 games thus far.
Jan 21 - 7:25 PM

Pheonix Copley made a valiant effort during the 5-3 loss to the Jets during his first career NHL start.

Copley turned away 24 of 29 shots, including four of seven on the penalty kill. He was under siege each period but held his own all things considered. Nevertheless, it was a game full of memories for sure.
Jan 21 - 7:23 PM

Jay Bouwmeester appears to be dealing with an undisclosed ailment.

That's about as vaguely specific as it gets, unfortunately. But the Blues play just twice more before the All-Star break kicks in on Friday the 26th. They'll travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday before finishing up in Minnesota on Thursday. We'll keep you posted on the veteran blue liner's progress, and consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 21 - 4:04 PM

Jay Bouwmeester, Nail Yakupov and Jake Allen will be scratched for Saturday's match with the Jets.

The long-time veteran defender has posted nine points with 38 hits and 54 blocks in 43 games this season, while averaging 22:20 of ice time per night. Yakupov meanwhile has but six points in 27 games with just 21 shots. Allen meanwhile didn't travel with the team.
Jan 21 - 2:44 PM

It'll be a momentous occasion for Pheonix Copley on Saturday afternoon as he makes his first career NHL start.

The 25-year-old and North Pole, AK native has posted an 11-4-2 record with a 2.32 GAA and .920 save percentage with AHL Chicago this season. The undrafted netminder is in his third twirl through pro hockey, and is having a quality bounce-back season after his rookie campaign saw him post a 17-4-3 record with a 2.17 GAA and .925 SV%.
Jan 21 - 12:42 PM

The Blues will put Vladimir Tarasenko on a line with Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri against the Jets on Saturday.

In an effort to get the Russian sniper going, head coach Ken Hitchcock is getting Tarasenko away from the slumping Jori Lehtera. Tarasenko hasn't found the back of the net in six consecutive games.
Jan 21 - 11:15 AM

Jake Allen will not travel with the Blues to Winnipeg even though he's healthy.

The Blues want to give Allen a chance to reset after he had to be pulled in his last three starts. St. Louis still regards Allen as its long-term starting goaltender though. Pheonix Copley was called up, so he'll join the Blues for Saturday's game. That being said, the Blues haven't made a decision as to who their starter will be.
Jan 20 - 2:15 PM

Pheonix Copley has been summoned by the St. Louis Blues.

It's possible that this is in response to a currently unidentified injury, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Blues just wanted another netminder in response to Jake Allen and Carter Hutton's struggles. While St. Louis has struggled between the pipes, Copley has posted a 2.32 GAA and .920 save percentage in 18 AHL games.
Jan 20 - 11:57 AM

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