ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues placed forward T.J. Oshie on injured reserve with a lower body injury and recalled rookie goalie Jake Allen under emergency conditions after one day at Peoria, Ill., of the AHL.
Allen replaces Jaroslav Halak, who injured his groin in a 4-1 victory at Minnesota on Monday night. Forward Adam Cracknell was recalled to replace Oshie, who was hurt in the first period Monday.
Oshie has seven goals and 13 assists in 30 games. The 22-year-old Allen is 8-3 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .906 save percentage with two shutouts.
Cracknell has two assists and two penalty minutes with St. Louis.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason