Found April 22, 2013 on Frozen Notes:
The professional hockey writers in St. Louis have selected Brian Elliott as the Masterton Trophy nominee from the St. Louis Blues. The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (shortened to Masterton Trophy) is awarded to the individual that exhibits "to a high degree the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey". The award is typically given to a player that's had a huge resurrection of his career or to a player that's recovered from an extremely serious injury. Each NHL club submits their nominee and the winner is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association and named at the NHL Awards show during the summer. If this headline sounds familiar it's because Elliott was also nominated for the award last season.  For the second consecutive year, Elliott is the obvious nominee for the Masterton out of St. Louis. However, though Elliott has been nominated a second time in as many seasons, the circumstances are slightly different ...
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