Adn.com reports that Blues goalie prospect Marek Schwarz, a 2004 first-round pick, is returning to his native Czech Republic, according to Alaska Aces (ECHL) coach Keith McCambridge.
The Blues recalled goalie Chris Holt from Peoria of the AHL Friday and sent goalie Marek Schwarz down to the farm team.
Former Maine star Ben Bishop made 12 saves in his first NHL start before leaving with an undisclosed lower-body injury in the St. Louis Blues' 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Bishop, a St. Louis native, left with 15:27 to play. He was replaced by Marek Schwarz, recalled earlier in the day from Peoria of the AHL. Starter Manny Legace missed the game after straining a hip flexor in a loss to Los Angeles on Friday night, and regular backup Chris Mason had an appendectomy last week. Schwarz stopped all five shots that came his way.
The St. Louis Blues switched backup goalies on Sunday, recalling rookie Ben Bishop from Peoria of the American Hockey League and assigning Marek Schwarz to Peoria. The Blues' regular backup, Chris Mason, is expected to be out two weeks after undergoing an emergency appendectomy Friday.
Blues G Chris Mason had an emergency appendectomy early Friday morning and is expected to miss two weeks. The Blues recalled G Marek Schwarz from AHL Peoria. Schwarz was 0-1.
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