Binnington was sent down to the minors Tuesday. Binnington was probably just a training camp body and was likely destined to return to AHL Chicago from the onset. The netminder made 41 appearances for the Wolves last season while registering a 17-18-5 record that accompanied a 2.85 GAA. The 23-year-old figures to be the starter in the minors this year, which will allow the organization to further evaluate whether or not he is worth keeping around long-term.
Binnington was recalled to the NHL by St. Louis on Sunday. With goalie Jake Allen injured on Saturday, the Blues needed to bring up Bennington to have two healthy goaltenders on the roster. Forward Landon Ferraro was sent down to make space on the roster.
Binnington signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues on Friday. Binnington is behind Jake Allen and Carter Hutton on the Blues' depth chart at goaltender, and will thus spend the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors. The 23-year-old backstop appeared in 41 games with AHL Chicago last season, compiling a 17-18-5 record with an unattractive 2.85 GAA and .907 save percentage over that span. Binnington is still at least one full season away from making the jump to the NHL.
Binnington was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Sunday. Binnington did not play in his brief stint with the big club, and was sent down after Jake Allen (knee) was activated from injured reserve.
Binnington was recalled from AHL Chicago on Wednesday. Binnington has played one game in the NHL this season, but it's unlikely that he'll receive many starts during this recall. Brian Elliott has started 16 consecutive games since Jake Allen went down with a knee injury, and has been spectacular while doing so (10-3-3, 1.73 GAA, .945 save percentage). Allen has been skating since Friday, so it's possible that Binnington is sent down without seeing any game action.
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