Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled goaltender Ben Bishop from the Blues’ American
Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. In addition, the club placed goaltender Jaroslav Halak on injured reserve with
an injured right hand.
Rivermen have recalled goaltender Gerald
Coleman from the Rivermen ECHL affiliate, the Alaska Aces. In a separate transaction, the Rivermen have
released forward Slava Trukhno from
his professional tryout contract.
25, has played in 36 games this season for the Aces and is ranked fourth in the
ECHL with a 2.51 goals-against average. He
has collected a record of 21-13-1 with three shutouts and a save percentage
.901. A native of Romeoville, Ill.,
Coleman has 57 games of AHL experience with Lowell, Worcester, Portland, and
Springfield over the past five seasons. Over
his AHL career he has a record of 29-38-4 with a 3.45 GAA.
selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round (#224 overall) of the
2003 draft, Coleman is the first
graduate of the NHL Diversity Program to be drafted and to play in the NHL, making his debut
for the Lightning, in relief, on November 11, 2005.
24, has appeared in 29 games for the Rivermen this season compiling a record of
15-12-1 including a 2.52 goals-against average, .916 save percentage as well as
two shutouts. The, 6’7, 215-pound
goaltender appeared in six games for the Blues during the 2008-09 campaign
including his NHL debut on October 24, 2008 against the Los Angeles Kings. Overall, his NHL career has yielded a
recorded of 1-1-1 including a 2.94 goals against average and a .893 save
native of St. Louis, Bishop was originally drafted by the Blues in the third
round, 85th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.