Jake Allen G STL 11 Days

Allen is poised to enter the upcoming season as the Blues' No. 2 goalie, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Coach Ken Hitchcock has already appointed Brian Elliott for the opening night start in the net, but Allen's standing as one of the best goalie prospects in hockey should make him one of the league's more-used backups, particularly with Elliott having never entered a season as a No. 1 goalie. The 24-year-old Allen earned AHL Goalie of the Year honors in 2013-14 while playing for AHL Chicago, where he went 33-16-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .927 save percentage. His numbers were predictably less impressive in a 15-game cameo with the Blues in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, but he's developed significantly since then and should make for a good spot start option most any time he's guaranteed to be in the net.

Jake Allen G STL 4 Months

Jake Allen's tenure in the AHL came to an end when the Chicago Wolves were eliminated from the playoffs last week.

"I've worked hard and had some bumps and bruises, but I think I proved myself this year," said Allen, who has a one-way contract next season and is expected to stay with the Blues. "I know I'm ready for that next step. I know it's going to be a challenge. I'm really looking forward to (training camp in) September." Allen didn't have a good series against the Toronto Marlies in the second round of the AHL postseason, but his 33 wins, 2.03 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and seven shutouts in 52 games this past campaign led all netminders during the regular season. If the Blues retain Ryan Miller then Allen will back him up in 2014-15. If St. Louis re-signs Brian Elliott and Miller walks then Allen could end up competing for starts.

Jake Allen G STL 5 Months

Blues GM Doug Armstrong said Jake Allen will play in St. Louis next season.

Allen is expected to start the season as the Blues' backup goaltender. The question is who the starter will be. Despite his solid, but less than ideal performance in the playoffs, the Blues are likely to attempt to re-sign Ryan Miller. Brian Elliott's tenure might be over with the Blues though as he was unable to establish himself as the team's starter despite some strong numbers as the number two guy.

Jake Allen G STL 9 Months

The St. Louis Blues demoted Jake Allen back to the AHL. He's been up and down lately but hasn't played in the NHL this season.

This is a clear sign that Jaroslav Halak is healthy enough to at least dress. Brian Elliott has been lights-out lately, so it will be interesting to see how St. Louis proceeds here. Allen isn't a big fantasy factor this season, but that can change once the logjam clears up.

Jake Allen G STL 9 Months

Jake Allen has been recalled to the the Blues.

With Jaroslav Halak not feeling well, the youngster is back up with the NHL club. He has a 2.17 goals-against average and .922 save percentage this season in the AHL. Chris Porter was sent down to make room for Allen.

Jake Allen G STL 9 Months

Jake Allen has been sent down to the minors.

Allen was serving as Brian Elliott's understudy while Jaroslav Halak was out with an illness. He has a 2.17 GAA and .922 save percentage in 23 games this season.

Jake Allen G STL 9 Months

Jake Allen has been called up by St. Louis.

He will back up Brian Elliott on Thursday night, as Jaroslav Halak is still not feeling well. Allen has been excellent in the AHL this season, while sporing a 14-7-2 record with a 2.17 GAA and a .922 save-percentage.

Jake Allen G STL 12 Months

Jake Allen has been sent down to the minors.

He will start the 2013-14 season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, as St. Louis will go with Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott as their goaltenders. The Blues also assigned Dmitrij Jaskin, Ty Rattie, Sergey Andronov, Keith Aucoin, Jani Hakanpaa and Joel Edmundson to the minors.

Jake Allen G STL Sep 21 '13

Jake Allen will get the start in goal against the Stars Saturday night.

He has an uphill battle to make the Blues' roster with Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott ahead of him on the depth chart. Jordan Binnington will also see some game action Saturday night.

Jake Allen G STL Sep 16 '13

Jake Allen will probably start the 2013-14 campaign in the AHL.

The Blues don't plan to carry three goaltenders like they did for part of last season. "I just think he's got to continue to improve," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think he's a guy we see daily improvement, weekly improvement, he's a young guy that's learning how to play. He's in the unique position where he probably got games ahead of the curve through necessity last year and took advantage of it. Now everybody is excited." Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott will enter the season as St. Louis' keepers, but Allen does have some value in keeper leagues.