St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and
General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled
goaltender Jake Allen under emergency conditions from the Blues’
American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. Brian
Elliott is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
This is Allen’s first career NHL recall.
Allen, 21, has played in 37 games for the
Rivermen this season, posting a 13-19-2 record which includes one shutout, a
.918 save percentage and a 2.84 goals against average. Last season, the
6’2”, 195-pound goaltender set Rivermen AHL records in wins (24), minutes
played (2805), saves (1306), and shutouts (6).
Allen, a native of Fredericton, New Brunswick
was originally drafted by the Blues in the second round, 34th
overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.