St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak
has hit a snag in returning from a strained groin.
The Slovakian netminder was listed as day-to-day by Blues head coach Ken
Hitchcock following Tuesday's practice, after Halak aggravated his original
groin injury prior to Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Halak has been activated off injured reserve Sunday in preparation for the
start, but Hitchcock said the setback happened quickly during warm-ups, and
necessitated backup Brian Elliott to start in Halak's place.
The Kings eventually claimed a 4-1 victory, during which Elliott allowed four
goals on 23 shots.
Halak re-aggravated his original groin injury prior to Monday's 4-1 loss
against the Los Angeles Kings. He was activated off injured reserve Sunday and
has been listed as day-to-day, but suffered the injury during warm-ups. Backup
Brian Elliott started in Halak's place and allowed four goals on 23 shots in
Halak has gone 3-0-0 with two shutouts and a 2.10 goals-against average in
five games this season.
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