Brian Elliott RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blues turn to Elliott for elimination Game 6

    The Score "Brian Elliott will be back in net when the St. Louis Blues attempt to stave off elimination for a third time in these playoffs Wednesday in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final versus the San Jose Sharks. Head coach Ken Hitchcock confirmed Tuesday that Elliott will return to the starter's..." May 24

  • Allen's status uncertain for Game 5 of Sharks-Blues

    CSN Bay Area "Martin Jones took the loss on Saturday, getting pulled after allowing four goals on 19 shots. There’s virtually no doubt he’ll return to the starter’s net for Game 5. Jake Allen, starting for the first time this playoff year, got the Game 4 win with 31 saves. The team in front of him played its..." May 22

  • St. Louis Blues set to start Jake Allen in Game 4 desperation move

    The Comeback "The St. Louis Blues haven’t been this close to the Stanley Cup since 1991, and head coach Ken Hitchcock sees his team with their back to the wall once again. After going down 2-1 in the Western Conference finals to the San Jose Sharks, the Blues are literally looking to throw the kitchen sink..." May 20

  • Hitchcock finally confirms Elliott will start Game 7 for Blues

    The Score "It was always going to be Brian Elliott. You knew it. We knew it. St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchock knew it, too. He simply refused to say Tuesday. Cat's out the bag. Elliott will start in the crease for Game 7 against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night, the club tweeted." May 11

  • Which goalie should the Blues start in the playoffs?

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues seemingly always find a way to bow out earlier than expected in the Stanley Cup playoffs, with their goaltending shouldering much of the blame in recent years. Earlier this season, it seemed as if Jake Allen was finally poised to become the goaltender of the future for the..." April 03

  • Parise, Elliott, Kessel named NHL’s three stars of the week "Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 27." March 28

  • Armstrong won’t keep Steen, Elliott on LTIR for cap space

    Pro Hockey Talk "Blues GM Doug Armstrong has no plans to keep Alex Steen and Brian Elliott on long-term injured reserve until the end of the regular season, even though doing that could free up cap space to add players prior to Monday’s trade deadline. “We want to get them back as quick as possible,” Armstrong..." February 26

  • Blues Place Elliott on Injured Reserve "Blues goalie Brian Elliott has been placed on long-term injured reserve with a lower-body injury and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. Elliott was injured Monday while attempting to make a save during a goal-mouth scramble with 7:01 remaining in the first period. After being attended to by..." February 23

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    Brian Elliott has a lower-body injury and will not return. #stlblues

  • Elliott, Allen battle for starting job

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Blues turned to Jake Allen over Brian Elliott in playoffs last April, it seemed to be a signal that the young goaltender’s time had come. Not only for the first-round matchup against Minnesota, but beyond. Allen, 25, wasn’t sharp late in the six-game series loss to the Wild, but with a..." September 25

  • Brian Elliott Headed to NHL All-Star Game "Blues goaltender Brian Elliott is a late addition to the 2015 NHL All-Star Game this weekend in Columbus. Elliott will be making his second All-Star appearance and will join Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladimir Tarasenko in Columbus. Elliott leads the NHL with a 1.86 goals-against average and is..." January 22

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    Hitchcock said Elliott will start tonight, Allen will back up. He also said Brodeur will start in one of the next two games. #stlblues

  • Elliott Activated from Injured Reserve "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated goaltender Brian Elliott from injured reserve. Elliott, 29, has appeared in 14 games this season, posting an 8-4-1 record while pacing the League with a 1.82 goals against..." December 30

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Brian Elliott considered week to week with lower body #stlblues

  • Elliott 'ready to work' as Blues No. 1 goalie "The St. Louis Blues have said Brian Elliott is heading into this season as their No. 1 goaltender. It seems no one has told Brian Elliott. "I really haven't heard it from the horse's mouth, so to speak, but obviously my parents and friends and family have read stuff on the Internet," Elliott..." July 29

  • Brian Elliott is in, Ryan Miller is out

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After a costly gamble that Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said he’d take again, the club is saying goodbye to goaltender Ryan Miller after just 25 games. The Blues announced the signing of Brian Elliott on Monday to a three-year, $7.5 million contract extension, signaling the end of..." May 20

  • Elliott shines again in rare appearance for Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues made a move at the trade deadline to improve their goaltending, and although the numbers of recently added netminder Ryan Miller have been solid, backup Brian Elliott continued Sunday creating the most buzz. Elliott’s 33-save shutout in a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh lowered his..." March 24

  • Blues travel without injured Morrow; Elliott to start

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues had a vigorous practice on Thursday morning at St. Louis Mills before catching a 12:30 p.m. plane to Florida. They will play the Panthers on Friday and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, but they will be without Brenden Morrow. The left winger took a cross-check to the rib area..." October 31

  • The Blues' Confidence In Halak Is Huge; Where Does That Leave Elliott?

    St. Louis Game Time "The Blues' starting goaltender is playing better than he has in years and the team has four wins to thank him for. Does this mean that Brian Elliott's time is numbered? Jaroslav Halak is off to his best start in his career wins-wise. He like the Blues has never started a year 4-0-0. He's also..." October 14

  • Longer camp a good sign for Elliott

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues goalie Brian Elliott personifies the concept of streakiness. There was the five-game stretch last season where in consecutive starts he allowed at least four goals (three fours and two fives to be precise). That was the period that pretty much gave birth to the Jake Allen era and started..." September 18

  • Blues' goaltending situation is 'cloudy'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Brian Elliott signed a two-year contract extension, locking up the Blues’ goalie tandem through 2013-14, general manager Doug Armstrong said that Elliott and Jaroslav Halak “are still young men basically entering that real meat of their career. Having them both ... it’s a great opportunity..." May 15

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    GM Doug Armstrong says the #stlblues goaltending situation with Halak, Elliott and Allen is "cloudy."

  • Elliott continues to pick himself up in playoffs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Brian Elliott lay sprawled on the ice, and as he sat up, the crowd of 18,681 at Scottrade Center late Thursday night began chanting: “ELL-I-OTT! ELL-I-OTT!” The goaltender’s name reverberated throughout the rink, but it wasn’t the customary cheer that follows a big save. Sure, Elliott did deny..." May 04

  • Ovechkin, Elliott, Stepan named 'Three Stars' for April "Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and New York Rangers center Derek Stepan have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of April. Ovechkin led the League with 14 goals and 22 points in 13 games as the Capitals posted an 11-1-1 record..." April 29

  • Blues' goalie Elliott rebounding from early-season struggles "After winning the William M. Jennings Trophy and being the backbone of the St. Louis Blues' 49-win season a year ago, the barometer was set high for both Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott. The duo allowed 165 goals in 82 games (2.01 per game) and captured only the second Jennings Trophy in..." April 14

  • Hitchcock keeps Elliott fresh by starting Allen

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Brian Elliott had not allowed a goal since Chicago scored with 4 minutes, 31 seconds left in regulation in the Blues’ 4-3 shootout win over the Blackhawks on April 4. Elliott had turned aside 73 consecutive shots, accounting for three-plus games of shutout work, a streak that paused Friday at..." April 13

  • Six-pack for Blues, three-peat for Elliott

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "What a difference a week and a half has made. On April 1, the Blues visited Minnesota on a three-game losing streak and sitting in the No. 9 spot in the Western Conference. The Wild had won eight of their last nine games and were tied for No. 3. On that night, goaltender Jaroslav Halak went..." April 12

  • Ovechkin, Elliott, Lundqvist named 'Three Stars' "Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending April 7. Ovechkin led the NHL with seven goals and tied for the League lead with nine points in four..." April 08

  • Blues' Brian Elliott completes conditioning stint, re-called

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After his two-game conditioning stint in Peoria, Brian Elliott has returned to the club and will back up Jaroslav Halak tonight. Elliott went 1-1 with the Rivermen, picking up a 2-0 shutout over Lake Erie on Saturday. "It was good to see the puck again and get the traffic, kind of read some..." April 01

  • Blues assign Elliott to Peoria on conditioning assignment

    Belleville News-Democrat "St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott has been assigned to minor league Peoria on a conditioning assignment, the club announced Thursday. Elliott is scheduled to start Rivermen games on Friday against Oklahoma City and Saturday against Lake Erie before returning to the Blues. Elliott, who..." March 28

  • Blues, Brian Elliott struggling to live up to the hype

    SB Nation "The St. Louis Blues have quickly fallen from grace in the Western Conference after a rocking 6-1-0 start to the season that had many buying into the hype that this was a legit Stanley Cup contending team. The Blues could apparently do it all, scoring more than four goals per game to start the..." February 10