Jake Allen G STL 10 Months
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 11 Months
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.
Jake Allen G STL Jul 26 '13
Jake Allen knows he's heading into training camp in a difficult position.
Allen stepped up with a 2.46 GAA and .905 save percentage in 15 games last season as a rookie, but he's far from a lock to make the 2013-14 squad. "It's a situation where we still have (Elliott) and (Halak) up there on one-way deals, so it's a bit of a different situation for me," Allen said. "Obviously you want to be there, but you have to keep things in perspective and bide your time. I had a good season last year, but that's just a step. I think I still have to prove myself in camp." Allen's newly signed two-year deal is a two-way contract next season and will turn into a one-way deal in 2014-15. Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak's contracts are both set to expire in the summer of 2014, so it would make sense if Allen spent the 2013-14 campaign in the minors and then the Blues re-signed one of Elliott and Halak to play alongside Allen in 2014-15. That being said, there's still a chance that all three netminders could make the Blues' team out of training camp.
Jake Allen G STL Jul 25 '13
St. Louis Blues sign goalie Jake Allen to two-year contract.
Beat writer Jeremy Rutherford reports the deal is a two-way contract in year one and a one-way deal in year two. Allen led all rookie goalies with nine wins in 2013 and his 2.46 GAA and .905 save percentage earned Allen a spot on the NHL's all-rookie team. Allen is currently behind Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott on St. Louis' depth chart. There's a chance Allen could open next season with the Blues, but that seems unlikely barring injury or a trade.
Jake Allen G STL Jun 29 '13
Jake Allen was selected as the goaltender for the 2013 NHL all-rookie team.
Allen had a 2.46 GAA and .905 save percentage in 15 NHL games in 2013. There's a chance he'll start the 2013-14 campaign with the St. Louis Blues, although currently he's behind Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott in the depth charts.
Jake Allen G STL Apr 12 '13
Jake Allen made 15 saves on 19 shots in the Blues' 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets Friday night.
With Jaroslav Halak expected to miss the remainder of the season, Allen and Brian Elliott should be owned in 12-team leagues. With the loss tonight, the 22-year-old rookie is 9-5 in this 48-game shortened season.
Jake Allen G STL Apr 11 '13
Jake Allen is expected to start Friday versus Columbus.
Brian Elliott has posted back-to-back shutouts, so he gets the call for the Blues in Thursday's match against Minnesota. Allen posted 26 saves in a 3-1 over the Blue Jackets on April 5 in his lasting outing.
Jake Allen G STL Apr 02 '13
St. Louis Blues recall Jake Allen from AHL Peoria.
Allen was sent down Saturday but was recalled after Jaroslav Halak left Monday's game in the first period. While we still don't know the severity of Halak's injury, it seems obvious he'll miss at least Thursday's game against Chicago. Allen had a 2.45 GAA and a .906 save percentage in 12 NHL games this season. It's unclear if Allen or Brian Elliott will get the start Thursday.
Jake Allen G STL Mar 30 '13
The St. Louis Blues have sent Jake Allen to the minors.
That leaves the Blues with only one goaltender on their active roster, but they don't play until Monday anyways. Backup netminder Brian Elliott is expected to wrap up his conditioning stint, return to the Blues and stick with the team for the remainder of the season. Allen has a 2.45 GAA and .906 save percentage in 12 NHL games this season.
Jake Allen G STL Mar 26 '13
Jake Allen was pulled in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to Edmonton.
He permitted three goals on just seven shots before getting hook. Jaroslav Halak made 12 saves on 12 shots in relief. Allen owns an 8-3-0 record in 12 appearances for the Blues, but he didn't have a strong outing versus the Oilers.