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Allen leaves Oct. 8 game with injury

Blues goalie did not return to the game after first period

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Allen shaken up after save

CHI@STL: Allen shaken up in the 1st, remains in game

Jake Allen goes down after making a save in the 1st period, but remains in the game

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UPDATE (Oct. 10): Ken Hitchcock said Jake Allen would skate with the trainers on Tuesday morning and if all went well, he would join the team for Tuesday's practice. "If everything goes well, he'll play Wednesday," Hitchcock said.

ST. LOUIS - Jake Allen left Saturday's preseason game against the Chicago Blackhawks after one period with an apparent injury.

Allen looked to be injured after making a save with 2:18 left in the first period. Chicago Blackhawks forward Richard Panik tripped Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, who fell onto Allen.

The Blues goaltender was slow to get up and was attended to by Head Medical Trainer Ray Barile. Allen stayed in the game for the remainder of the first period, but did not play in the second or third.

After the game, Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said he didn't have a full report on Allen's situation. He said he'd provide an update at a later date.

Backup Carter Hutton stopped 11 of the 12 shots he faced in relief of Allen. Hitchcock called Hutton the "best player" in training camp.

"If Jake ever got hurt, there's a lot of confidence here in Carter right now," Hitchcock said. "If Jake goes down, we've got no issue playing Carter at all."

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