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.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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