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Brian Elliott leaves with injury as Jake Allen returns

Arizona Coyotes v St Louis Blues

Arizona Coyotes v St Louis Blues

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The St. Louis Blues currently find themselves down 3-0 early to the San Jose Sharks, yet that’s probably not why Brian Elliott left their net.

The belief is that Elliott may have suffered a lower-body injury. If true, this is maybe the most “2015-16 St. Louis Blues” thing possible, as this team continues to weather a baffling array of injuries.

On Sunday alone, the team dealt with the gut-punch of an announcement that Alexander Steen will miss at least one month of action.

It’s weirdly fitting, too, that Elliott might be injured on the night that Jake Allen returned from his own issues. For all the talk about a goalie controversy, perhaps the multiple-choice question should have been:

A) Allen
B) Elliott
C) Injuries will take the choice away

Now, Ken Hitchcock has been a little funky with goalie swaps before, so there’s always the chance that Elliott is OK. Perhaps it will go down as an early hook, after all?

Update: It is indeed a lower-body injury.