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Blues’ goalie Allen sent back to AHL

Feb 21, 2013, 12:18 PM EST

Jake Allen

Jake Allen has been returned to AHL Peoria after a successful stint with the St. Louis Blues. The 22-year-old goalie went 3-1-0 in four starts as Jaroslav Halak recovered from a groin injury.

Halak stopped 19 of 20 shots in a 1-0 overtime loss to Colorado last night in his first appearance since Feb. 1.

Brian Elliott, who’s struggled badly this season, will continue in the back-up role.

The Blues’ goalies have combined for the worst save percentage (.873) in the NHL.

Last season, it was the best (.929).

Go figure.

Related: Jake Allen’s highlight reel stick save

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