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Jaroslav Halak has a lower body injury

Apr 14, 2012, 11:06 PM EST

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues runs into goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 also of the St. Louis Blues as Martin Havlat #9 of the San Jose Sharks takes a shot on goal during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. Halak was injured and had to leave the game on the play. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Getty Images

As previously reported, Jaroslav Halak left Saturday’s game after being hit by teammate Barret Jackman in a race for the puck.

After the contest, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock revealed that Halak has sustained a lower body injury. He will be evaluated further on Sunday, but we do know that he will travel with the Blues to San Jose. That being said, St. Louis has already reportedly recalled netminder Jake Allen, so the injury might be significant.

Halak has done a fine job in net for the Blues in this series, but they have another superb goaltender in Brian Elliott. When Halak went down on Saturday, Elliott filled in and led the Blues to a 3-0 shutout victory. Elliott led the NHL in GAA and save percentage in the regular season, so the Blues shouldn’t be shy about having him play between the pipes if Halak isn’t feeling 100%.

You can view the incident as well as a summary of the St. Louis-San Jose game below:

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  1. fruitsareedible - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Translating from playoff speak: he’s got a concussion.

  2. barcthespark - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Blues had to replace their #1 goalie with the guy who went to the All-Star Game, led the league in GAA and save %, and finished 2nd in shutouts with 9 while playing in only 38 games. Nice problem for the Jennings Trophy winners.

  3. gohawksgo2012 - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    since when is a concussion considered a lower body injury?

    • wretchu - Apr 15, 2012 at 11:32 AM

      If you were watching the game, you would’ve seen him walking into the locker room with a limp.

  4. paperlions - Apr 15, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Man, Jackman is useless (not really, I know, but is often feels that way). He is so inept with the puck that San Jose leaves him open…and he has yet to get a single shot on net…his aim is so bad that he can’t even hit guys that try to block the puck. Then on top of that he seems totally unaware as he gets up during his slide and runs his own goalie….nice hustle to get back in the play though.

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