Skip to content

Blues’ Halak returns, will start soon

Feb 18, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 01: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings scores on goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 of the St Louis Blues in a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on February 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

The St. Louis Blues earned a 4-3 shootout victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, but they got some good news before the game even started.

Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak was warming the bench after spending roughly two weeks on the sidelines with a strained groin. He’ll probably play between the pipes on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the team’s website.

The St. Louis Blues turned to netminder Brian Elliott due to Halak’s injury, but Elliott went on to post an ugly 4.67 GAA and .810 save percentage in five games.

With the Blues in a free fall because of their goaltending woes, St. Louis benched Elliott in favor of 22-year-old goaltender Jake Allen.

Allen wasn’t stunning, but the Blues won three straight with him in net. He also had his moments as you can see below:

It’s worth adding that Halak has already attempted to return from this injury once before. He was activated off of the injured reserve list on Feb. 10 with the hope that he’d play against the Los Angeles Kings the following day. However, he re-aggravated his groin injury during warmups and was forced to miss another week.

Latest Posts
  1. Under Pressure: Mike Johnston

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Mike Johnston, Jim Rutherford, Rick Tocchet AP

    All the first-time NHL head coach has to do is get Pittsburgh to the promised land. No biggie.

  2. Looking to make the leap: Simon Despres

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT

    Simon Despres Getty Images

    The 23-year-old defenseman may get a real shot this season.

  3. Tanguay helped sell Iginla on Colorado

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Alex Tanguay Getty Images

    They were teammates in Calgary for two seasons.

  4. It’s Pittsburgh Penguins Day at PHT

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby Getty Images

    The pressure is on Sid and Geno now after a summer of change.

  5. Sens GM says they’re ‘definitely going to try to keep’ Bobby Ryan

    Aug 20, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Craig Anderson, Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan, Patrick Wiercioch AP

    He can be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

  6. ‘Canes GM Francis says Semin will be ready for training camp

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

    Ron Francis Getty Images

    Recovery from offseason wrist surgery put things in doubt.

  7. Poll: Who will replace Hartnell on Philly’s first line?

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

    Brayden Schenn Getty Images

    Giroux and Voracek will need someone new to run with them.

  8. Captain no more: Sharks strip Thornton of ‘C’

    Aug 20, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton Getty Images

    Patrick Marleau can coach him through it.

  9. Tank defense: NHL changes up Draft Lottery format

    Aug 20, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Bill Daly lottery Getty Images

    It’s not as good to be the worst anymore.

  10. Under Pressure: Steve Mason

    Aug 20, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

    stevemasongetty Getty Images

    How will he handle the weight of expectation?

  11. After ‘humbling summer,’ Del Zotto aims to bolster Flyers’ D

    Aug 20, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

    Michael Del Zotto Getty Images

    “I’m confident in myself and confident I can get back to where I used to be.”

  12. Rangers win Kevin Hayes sweepstakes

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT

    Kevin Hayes Getty Images

    He’ll be reunited with former Boston College teammate Chris Kreider in New York.

  13. Looking to make the leap: Shayne Gostisbehere

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Shayne Gostisbehere Getty Images

    The college star could push to make Philly’s blue line right away.

  14. NHL concussion lawsuits to be consolidated

    Aug 20, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT

    Gary Bettman, Bill Daly AP

    And assigned to a U.S. District Judge in Minnesota.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches