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Blues Remove Jake Allen From Injured Reserve, Add Alexander Steen

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The Hockey Gods giveth and the Hockey Gods taketh Away

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

No good news can come without the bad, apparently. Today the Blues announced that they have activated Jake Allen from the injured reserve. He's missed the last 17 games due to a lower body injury, and during that time Brian Elliott has helped the Blues get back into the thick of things in the Central Division. Elliott is currently leading the league with a 2.06 GAA and a .931 save percentage.

Basically, get ready for a goaltending controversy. Ken Hitchcock has a history of riding the hot hand; he also has a history of shuffling Elliott off to the side in favor of Allen.

This is the world in which we and Brian Elliott live.

Upon Allen's return, the Blues announced that Alexander Steen has been sidelined on the injured reserve and won't be re-evaluated for four weeks thanks to an upper body injury sustained last night in the Blues' victory over the Arizona Coyotes. He was hit near the boards and fell in awkwardly by Kevin Connauton. Steen is second on the Blues in points with 47 (11 goals, 30 assists) and had a goal and assist before leaving the game.