The Blues inked Kyle Brodziak to a two-year contract extension.
Brodziak, 32, had 11 points (7G / 4A) in 76 games with the Blues in 2015-16. It was his first season with St. Louis and he will be in a Blues uniform for the next two seasons after spending the first 10 years of his career with the Oilers and the Wild.
The Blues have signed Dmitrij Jaskin to a two-year contract extension worth $2 million.
Jaskin, 23, spent the majority of the year with St. Louis, collecting 13 points (4G / 9A) in 65 games and had two points (1G / 1A) in three games with Chicago (AHL). He’s expected to land a full-time spot with the Blues in 2016-17.
Brouwer (maintenance) missed the morning skate but will play in Game 2.
Brouwer was held off of the scoresheet in game one, but his line was very effective. He played over 22 minutes and had one shot and five hits. He has just 19 career playoff points (7G / 12A) in 79 career playoff games.
Backes (lower-body) missed Monday’s practice; will need to practice before he returns to the lineup.
Backes’ absence on Monday suggests that he won’t be available for Game 1 on Wednesday, but monitor his status during Tuesday’s practice to be sure. He is expected to be back at some point during the first round. Magnus Paajarvi will take his spot until he is able to go.
Allen (lower-body) will backup Brian Elliott in Game 1.
Allen missed the final three games of the regular season with a lower-body injury, but says he is 100 percent and will return as Elliott’s backup in the Blues’ series opener vs. Chicago. The Blues are set up nicely with a great goaltending duo heading into the postseason.
Allen missed the final three games of the regular season and is trying to get back before Game 1 of the playoffs. Brian Elliott has already been confirmed for that game, but having Allen back would be great insurance for the Blues. Monitor his status as the week progresses. Allen won 26 games with a 2.35 GAA and .920 SV% in the regular season.