Elliott stopped 23 of 24 shots in the Blues season opening win against the Oilers. He was given Saturday night off, but he will be back in goal tonight in Calgary. Elliott won his only start against the Flames last season and went 13-6-2 with a 2.22 GAA and .923 SV% on the road.
Fabbri was injured in the first period of Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Wild. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was not impressed with the hit calling it a “shot to the head.” The Blues are considering him day-to-day, but don’t plan on updating his status until he is cleared to return to practice. With Fabbri out, either Scottie Upshall or Scott Gomez are expected to play on Tuesday.
Brouwer (lower-body) is expected to play on Saturday.
Brouwer suffered a lower-body injury in the season opener while blocking a Griffin Reinhart slapshot. Brouwer is expected to play according to Ken Hitchcock, but if he can’t go, Scottie Upshall will suit up for his Blues’ debut.
Allen will start the Blues second game of the season after Brian Elliott led the Blues to a win over the Oilers in their season opener. Allen was 22-7-4 with a 2.28 GAA and .913 SV% last season. In one start and one relief appearance against the Wild, Allen stopped 46 of 50 shots en route to a 1-0 record.
Elliott will start the Blues' season opener on Thursday.
Elliott will get the first start of the year for the Blues, but this should be an even split throughout the year. Elliott was sensational in the preseason, going 2-0-0 with a 0.86 GAA and .965 SV% in three games. In four years with the Blues he has never had a GAA above 2.28 while posting a strong .923 SV%. His splits are always great, but he never starts enough game to be elite.
The Blues have signed Scott Gomez to a one-year, two-way deal.
Gomez, 35, was in Blues camp on a PTO and made the team after posting one assist and a minus-3 rating in four games during preseason action. Gomez had seven goals and 27 assists (34 points) in 58 games with the Devils last year.