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