Sept 23, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) defects a shot off his pads in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. (Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)
St. Louis (KSDK) -- Goalie Jake Allen has been assigned to the Peoria Rivermen, after the St. Louis Blues recalled him earlier this week, according to St. Louis Blues Executive VIce President and General Manager Doug Armstrong.
Earlier this week, goaltender Brian Elliot had an upper-body injury and was day to day.
Allen, 21, has played in 37 games for the Rivermen this season, posting a 13-19-2 record which includes one shutout, a .918 save percentage and a 2.84 goals against average. Last season, the 6'2", 195-pound goaltender set Rivermen AHL records in wins (24), minutes played (2805), saves (1306), and shutouts (6).
Allen, a native of Fredericton, New Brunswick was originally drafted by the Blues in the second round, 34th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.