It’s way, way too early to get too worried or excited about anything in training camps.
That doesn’t mean that the pre-season exists in a bubble, so when someone gets hurt, the situations should be monitored. The St. Louis Blues are doing just that with Jake Allen, who’s dealing with back spasms, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford reports.
Again, Blues fans shouldn’t freak out; Ken Hitchcock said he’ll “keep an eye on” Allen.
St. Louis is also in a solid position if back issues become a persistent headache for their hopeful-goalie-of-the-future. Brian Elliott sporadically distinguishes himself as a legit No. 1 goalie, albeit not frequently enough to really earn total trust from management.
This seems like a good time to ask this question, actually: which goalie would the Blues be better off leaning toward?