Steen did not take part in the Blues morning skate and he will be held out of tonight’s game against the Canucks. With Steen out, Olli Jokinen will get back into the lineup. Steen should be available for Thursday's game vs. the Flames.
Elliott allowed three goals on just 16 shots in the Blues loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday. He has allowed seven goals on the last 32 shots that he has faced (.781 SV%). Despite the recent struggles, Ken Hitchcock has committed to Elliott as his number-1 guy, so he will stick with him tonight vs. Vancouver. Elliott has gone 12-7-1 with a 2.28 GAA and .912 SV% in 22 starts at home.
Shattenkirk (abdomen) is expected to return to the Blues lineup on Saturday.
Shattenkirk will play in his first game since February 1st. Shattenkirk missed 25 games but the All-Star will suit up on the third pairing with Barrett Jackman as well as anchor the top-power-play unit. Shattenkirk registered 40 points (8G / 32A) in 49 games before getting injured.
Elliott will start Saturday and the bulk of the remaining games.
Elliott was pulled after allowing four goals on 16 shots in the Blues loss in Minnesota last Saturday. Jake Allen started the last two games but Elliott is expected to start the vast majority of the remaining games. Elliott has gone 4-3-1 with a 2.10 GAA and .919 SV% in March.
The Blues have sent Petteri Lindbohm to Chicago (AHL)
Lindbohm has no points and a minus-1 rating in his last two games. Overall he has two goals and one assist in 23 games with the Blues this season. His return suggests that Carl Gunnarsson will be back in the lineup on Saturday vs. Columbus.
Allen made 23 saves on 25 shots in the Blues 2-1 OT loss to the Red Wings on Sunday. He has appeared in three of the Blues last five games, stopping 61 of 65 shots that he has faced (.939 SV%). Allen has gone 8-3-3 with a 2.54 GAA and .911 SV% in 15 road starts this season.