Jake Allen slated to be starter in Blues’ opener

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As comfortable as the St. Louis Blues might be with Carter Hutton, the bottom line is that they have to be happy that it looks like Jake Allen is all set to start the season.

Allen said “he’s good to go” against the Chicago Blackhawks to open the season on Wednesday night, according to the team website.

The Blues briefly called up Jordan Binnington in case Allen wasn’t good to go, but today’s 23-man roster featured only goalies Allen and Hutton.

With Brian Elliott out in Calgary, the onus is now on Allen to be the full-fledged No. 1 for the Blues. He’ll get a chance to start this new era on the right foot, although facing the Blackhawks likely won’t be the easiest task.

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