Allen gave up two goals on 23 shots in the Blues win over the Kings on Tuesday. Despite the win, he was given Thursday night off in Los Angeles. He has been victorious in his last three starts while posting a 2.33 GAA and .908 SV%. He draws a tough matchup tonight vs. the Sharks.
The Blues sent Petteri Lindbohm back to Chicago (AHL) on Friday.
Because of the Holliday roster freeze, the Blues had to make room for Carl Gunnarsson if/when he is ready to return. The Blues were impressed by Lindbohm during his recall and expect to see him back with the team soon.
It is believed that Schwartz suffered the injury while blocking a Drew Doughty shot in the Blues win over the Kings last night. He will be out until after Christmas. The Blues have recalled Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago (AHL).
Brodeur allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Blues 4-2 win over the Panthers last Wednesday. He has played well in his three appearances with St. Louis—he is 2-1-0 with a 2.64 GAA and .904 SV%. He takes on a Kings team who have surprisingly dropped five of their last six while averaging just 2.17 goals per game.
Elliott has been a light participant in a number of practices for the better part of two weeks. There has been no details on how Elliott’s injured knee is progressing or when he is expected to return to the crease. The Blues have went 7-2-0 without Elliott, so there is no rush to get him back between the pipes at this time.
Allen surrendered two goals on 25 shots in the Blues’ win over the Avalanche on Saturday. Allen has won each of his last two starts with a 2.48 GAA and .906 SV%. The 24-year-old net minder gets the call with the Kings in town. He is 5-1-1 with a 2.59 GAA and .893 SV% at Scottrade Center this season.
Allen allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Blues 6-3 win over the Islanders on Thursday. It was a nice bounce-back game for Allen, who was pulled in his previous start, also vs. the Isles. Tonight he has a strong matchup vs. an Avalanche team who have lost five of seven and sit 21st in the league in scoring.
Despite Steen saying that he did not think he would play tonight, he will be back in the lineup after missing the last two games with a lower-body injury. Steen has five goals and 11 assists in 26 games this season.