Sent to Albany (AHL) Nov. 17...Played in 4 straight; made season debut Nov. 11 vs. Wsh. following recall from Alb. that morning...Posted 1g-5a-6pts in 9 AHL appearances…2010-11: Split 3rd N. American season between Alb. & NJD; combined for 69 appearances…Saw action in 38 NHL contests overall, including career-high 24 straight appearances Jan. 26-Mar. 20…Recorded his first career NHL goal in 49th career game Jan. 17 at NYI; posted 1st assist of season Jan. 9 vs. TB…Made NHL season debut Dec. 29 vs. NYR; was recalled from Alb. Dec. 27…Missed 2 games Jan. 22-23 (ill)...Appeared in 31 AHL contests overall, including 2 over 4-day NHL All-Star break assignment…Finished 10th on AHL Devils with 8g-11a-19pts; totals showed season-high 3-game point-scoring streak Nov. 6-10 (2g-2a-4pts), as well as 3 2a efforts.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie