(AP) -- Jaroslav Halak played a significant role in the St. Louis Blues' latest win over the Nashville Predators, but an injury will keep the goaltender out of the next matchup.
Fortunately for the Blues, Brian Elliott has performed well in recent games against the Predators and is expected to get the chance to add to that string Tuesday night in St. Louis.
Halak recorded his second shutout of this young season Jan. 24 by stopping 13 shots in a 3-0 victory over Nashville, but he was placed on injured reserve Sunday after straining his groin in a 5-3 loss to Detroit two days earlier.
"We expect (Halak) to have no problem being ready for the weekend," Hitchcock told the team's website. "This is more just a precaution. We'd rather get it 100 percent and not have this thing lingering or doing anything like that."
The Blues (6-2-0) are expected to turn to Elliott for at least the next two games while Halak heals, and the 27-year-old netminder will try to lead his team to its third wi...