2012-2013: Returned to lineup, recording first career NHL point on Apr. 27 at TBL...Missed 14 games (including two due to suspension) with an upper body injury suffered on Mar. 19 at CAR...Recalled from San Antonio on Mar. 18....Recorded new career high for points with 17...Scored game-winning goal in a 6-2 victory over Lake Erie on Nov. 30...Scored game-winning goal against Grand Rapids on Nov. 2...Recorded single-game high 17 penalty minutes on opening night against Texas on Oct. 13
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