Jake Allen made it a difficult decision for the Blues but in the end the goaltender was assigned to the Chicago Wolves on Thursday with six other players.

Following Wednesday's 3-1 exhibition loss to Minnesota the Blues also Dmitrij Jaskin Ty Rattie Sergey Andronov Keith Aucoin Jani Hakanpaa and Joel Edmundson to their American Hockey League affiliate.

The Blues roster now stands at 25 players including 15 forwards eight defensemen and two goalies. The club must be down to the maximum 23 players by Monday.

The Blues have one more preseason game remaining — Friday night at home against Minnesota — before opening the regular season next Thursday against Nashville.