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Jaroslav Halak injury: Blues recall Jake Allen from AHL

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak is expected to miss at least one week after suffering another groin injury on Monday night.

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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak won't be available to return to game-action for a bit.

Originally expected to start the team's game against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night, Halak tweaked his groin in warmups and was a late scratch.

On Tuesday afternoon, the team recalled goaltender Jake Allen from the American Hockey League's Peoria Rivermen, which means Halak will be forced to miss some time. According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, he could potentially miss a week while recovering.

This latest affliction comes immediately on the heels of a groin strain Halak suffered in the team's game against theDetroit Red Wings on Feb. 1. The 27-year-old goaltender was placed on injured reserve and missed three games, in addition to the remainder of the contest against Detroit.

On Feb. 10, he was reactivated from injured reserve and was expected to make his first start against Los Angeles. Of course, that ultimately wasn't able to happen.

Halak is 3-0-0 in five starts this season with a .889 save percentage and 2.10 goals against average.

The Blues have lost all four games since Halak's injury, allowing four or more goals in each contest.