89
      Monday
      88 / 69
      Tuesday
      86 / 67
      Wednesday
      84 / 66

      After upgrading on defense, Blues look to Elliott

      The St. Louis Blues added defenseman Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold to their roster.


      ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues upgraded their defense for the playoff push, adding Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold. Now they need a goalie to step up in place of Jaroslav Halak, out indefinitely with a groin injury.


      Brian Elliott, half of the NHL's stingiest tandem last season, has been a disappointment this season. He will play Thursday night at Chicago.


      The Blues were tied for eighth with Nashville and just a point ahead of Edmonton and Columbus.


      Elliott played well in relief in Monday's 4-1 victory at Minnesota after Halak was hurt in the first period, his first action since a conditioning stint in the minors. Now coach Ken Hitchcock wants to see how Elliott, just 4-6-1 with a 3.51 goals-against average, deals with the stress of starting.

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