Elliott stopped 35 of the 37 shots he faced in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. Elliott has hit a bit of a rough patch recently, but actually played really well Tuesday despite being saddled with the loss. If he continues to prove he can play well, he could regain some starts from fellow netminder Jake Allen.
Elliott replaced Jake Allen in the first period and finished with 14 saves on 16 shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers. The Blues suffered multiple defensive lapses and Ken Hitchcock pulled Allen to fire up his team. Elliott didn't do much to keep the game out of hand and St. Louis didn't have enough offense to overcome the deficit. Expect Elliott to be in net Saturday against the Blackhawks.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said Elliott (undisclosed) is "fine" after the goalie was crashed into by Jonathan Toews and David Backes this past Wednesday. Good news for Elliott, though he reportedly will take a back seat to Jake Allen on Saturday night, when the Blues take on the Predators.
Elliott exited Wednesday's tilt against the Blackhawks with an undisclosed injury after allowing four goals on 15 shots, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Elliott exited the contest after Jonathan Toews and David Backes came crashing into him late in the first period. It isn't entirely clear if Elliott left the game primarily due to injury or poor performance, or a combination of both factors, but the Blues should provide an update on the 30-year-old netminder's status once they have an opportunity to evaluate him further.
Elliott will be in the blue paint for Wednesday's contest with Chicago, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Elliott will return to the net for the first time since October 24, when he suffered his only loss of the season (an overtime loss). While his 4-0-1 record and 2.18 goals against average give the impression of great goaltending, Elliott's .908 save percentage shows that he has been heavily supported by strong play in front of him. Jake Allen has jumped Elliott on the Blues' depth chart with his recent run of success, and Wednesday's game is Elliott's chance to pull closer to Allen in the Blues' goaltending competition.
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