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Halak Listed As Day-To-Day

via Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Jaroslav Halak will not play tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Blues have confirmed that Halak has an upper-body injury and they are listing him as day to day. It’s unknown at this point what the injury is, or when it happened. There are unconfirmed rumors that it’s hand-related.

Halak was on the ice for today’s morning skate. On a typical day, the starting goalie for that night’s game comes off the ice first, and the backup stays out until the end of practice. Today, Ty Conklin came off first and Halak quickly followed just a couple of minutes later.

Halak has practiced with the Blues every day since the team returned from the All-Star break. At the end of Thursday’s practice, the team went through extra drills and an additional non-NHL goalie was brought on the ice. At the time, that goalie was believed to be an extra body, as to not wear out the Blues’ netminders. But now it appears the Blues could have been nursing Halak’s injury.

 

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SYF's avatar

What timing.  The chance to get Mike Smith off the waivers from TBL juuussst passed and now Conklin needs a backup.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/04/11 at 05:57 PM ET

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