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Elliott prepared for anything after Brodeur signing


When the St. Louis Blues signed Martin Brodeur, one of the questions raised was what the Blues’ goaltending situation will look like once Brian Elliott is ready to return from a sprained knee.

“(Brodeur’s) going to go and he’s going to play when he’s asked to play, and when (Brian Elliot’s) ready, he’ll be back in here. Our goaltenders are Brian and Jake (Allen). We believe in them,” Blues GM Doug Armstrong said after inking Brodeur, per Yahoo Sports.

Elliott is aware of what Armstrong said, but he also knows that circumstances can change.

“You just have to be prepared for it,” he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “But as far as myself, I just want to get back as soon as possible and be part of the team. You want to be a rock back there that everybody can count on.”

When asked specifically about the Blues’ decision to bring in Brodeur, Elliott admitted that he doesn’t “know what my take is.” If nothing else though, he is taking the opportunity to learn as much as he can from the future Hall of Fame goaltender.

Elliott’s not expected to be back in the near future and in the meantime, Brodeur has gotten off to a solid start. If that continues, then Brodeur will put the Blues in a desirable but nevertheless difficult position once Elliott returns.

Brodeur: ‘It was a different feeling for me today’

Martin Brodeur

For the first time in his NHL career Martin Brodeur made a start for a team other than the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

The 42-year-old made 20 saves in a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Brodeur had some interesting comments about his former organization while he assessed his new team.

“We have skilled players and they make plays. It’s a little different having played in an organization that we were pretty limited in skill so we’ve got the puck moving north all the time and didn’t really make plays,” he said. “These guys, they’re talented, they’re making plays. Sometimes its good and some times… we make mistakes, but was really happy with the way the boys played in front of me.”

“It was a different feeling for me today,” Brodeur said. “I haven’t played in a long time. Coming to a new organization, different players, different team, different coaching staff – not sure what to expect.

“I did it with the same people over and over, but glad that’s over, got it under my belt. We’re going to stop talking about it and just play hockey.”

Vladimir Tarasenko opened the scoring in the first, but Filip Forsberg and Eric Nystrom gave the Preds a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.

Brodeur made 14 saves in the opening frame.

“You never know how it’s going to start, but getting some work from the get-go… I was happy,” said Brodeur. “To feel the puck feel game and feel the pressure of the team coming at me.”

Mike Ribeiro made it 3-1 early in the second before Tarasenko’s second of the night pulled the Blues to within one.

Colin Wilson scored the eventual game-winner midway through the third.

Jaden Schwartz had the other St. Louis goal.

Video: Brodeur makes Blues debut

Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur made his St. Louis Blues debut tonight in Nashville and has made 14 saves through one period.

It’s the 42-year-old’s first start since April 13 while a member of the New Jersey Devils.

Brodeur signed a one-year $700,000 contract on Tuesday.