Brian Elliott Injury: Updates on Blues Star's Lower Body and Return

R. Cory Smith@@RCorySmithSenior Writer INovember 26, 2014

Nov 25, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) makes a save against the Ottawa Senators during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott suffered a lower-body injury against the Ottawa Senators and missed the remainder of Tuesday night's matchup.

Continue for updates.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Elliott Injury Time Frame Revealed

Lou Korac of NHL.com and Jeremy Rutherford of St. Louis Post-Dispatch have updates on Elliott's status:

Lou Korac @lkorac10

Brian Elliott is week to week according to Hitch. Said it's an injury he's had before but recovered from quickly. #stlblues

Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

Elliott does not need surgery. Belief is he has a sprained knee. #stlblues

Binnington Called Up to Blues' Roster

The St. Louis Blues confirmed that Jordan Binnington has been called up to fill in for Brian Elliott after his injury.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Elliott Suffers Lower-Body Injury

The team's official Twitter account passed along the news:

St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

Brian Elliott has a lower-body injury and won't return to the game. #stlblues

Elliott, 29, has been solid on the season through 13 starts prior to Tuesday. The former Ottawa goalie holds an 8-4-1 record with a 1.90 goals-against average and .927 save percentage.

The team also noted more on the situation:

St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

Elliott is leaving the game. He was shaken up with the traffic in the crease. Allen is coming in. #stlblues #OurBlues

Randall Ritchey of Hockey Buzz offered his take on options if Elliott's injury is serious:

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Randall Ritchey @randallritchey

If Brian Elliott is injured for any decent amount of time, the Blues might want some insurance in goal. Paging Bryzgalov/Broduer.

Jake Allen, who replaced Elliott on Tuesday, holds a 6-2-0 record this season along with a 2.00 GAA. While he has been effective this season, Elliott is the more trusted starter for the Blues.

Holding a 2-0 lead when Elliott exited the game, the Blues ultimately lost 3-2 via shootout.

St. Louis would have a difficult road ahead against the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks if Elliott misses time.

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