What would a Blues season be without at least one good, solid goalie injury?
The team's recalled Jordan Binnington from the AHL Chicago Wolves. Welcome back to STL, Binnasty. From the Blues' official press release:
(Jan. 9, 2016) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled goaltender Jordan Binnington from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
Binnington, 22, has appeared in 17 games with the Wolves this season, posting an 8-6-2 record along with a 2.57 goals against average, a .910 save percentage and one shutout.
The 6'1, 167-pound goaltender was originally drafted by the Blues in the third round (88th overall) of the 2011 Entry Draft and is currently in his second season in Chicago. In 2014-15, the Richmond Hill, Ontario, native posted a 25-15-4 regular season mark, including a 2.35 goals against average, a .916 save percentage and three shutouts. He also started all five of the Wolves' 2015 postseason games, tallying a 2-3 record along with a 2.16 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. Binnington's 25 regular season wins were the second-most by a rookie goaltender in Wolves franchise history.
No word on specifics of Jake Allen's injury, or how long he may be out, but I'm sure that Magnus Paajarvi must feel awful. If he doesn't, he should.