Bad sign for Allen? Blues recall Binnington


The St. Louis Blues haven’t provided additional information about Jake Allen‘s “apparent injury,” so we must read between the lines.

It could be mere due diligence, yet it’s not the greatest sign that the Blues recalled goalie Jordan Binnington (while demoting Landon Ferraro) on Sunday.

As far as we know, the Blues might begin the 2016-17 season with the goalie duo of Carter Hutton and Binnington, a far cry from the Allen – Brian Elliott combo.

Ken Hitchcock noted that the Blues are confident in Hutton if Allen indeed does need to miss some time.

“If Jake goes down, we’ve got no issue playing Carter at all,” Hitchcock said, via

Hutton has 76 games of NHL experience, including putting up a solid .918 save percentage in 17 games with Nashville in 2015-16.