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Blues place Elliott on LTIR, will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks

Brian Elliott,  Antoine Roussel

St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) deflects a shot in front of Dallas Stars left wing Antoine Roussel (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Well, at least Jake Allen’s healthy.

Because the St. Louis Blues have another key injury to overcome. This time, it’s goalie Brian Elliott who’s out. The club announced today that Elliott has been placed on long-term injured reserve with a lower-body injury and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

Elliott was hurt Monday versus San Jose. He was replaced by Allen, who had only just returned to the lineup after missing 17 games with his own lower-body injury.

Elliott was excellent in Allen’s absence, to the point many wondered if he’d eclipsed the youngster as the Blues’ most likely playoff starter. Now he’s hurt, with the postseason less than two months away.

To back up Allen, the Blues have recalled goalie Pheonix Copley from AHL Chicago.