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Allen's Fantasy Value Rises

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Is Jake Allen available in your fantasy hockey league?

He shouldn’t be, so if he is, add him right now.

With Brian Elliott sidelined with a lower-body injury and labeled week-to-week, it’s a safe bet that Allen will get the vast majority of starts until Elliott comes back. And why wouldn’t he?

He’s 8-2-1 this season with a 2.16 goals-against average, a .918 save-percentage and two shutouts. In his last start on Saturday, Allen tied a season-high for a Blues goaltender with 36 saves against Minnesota. He also stopped all three shooters he faced in the shootout.

Through Saturday, Allen ranked ninth overall in the League in goals-against average.

HONORABLE MENTION

Vladimir Tarasenko keeps scoring goals, and sometimes, he’s doing it all by himself. On Saturday in Minnesota, Tarasenko scored an unassisted goal in the second period, then scored the deciding goal in the shootout. And the night before, it was Tarasenko with the overtime game-winner against Edmonton.

As of Saturday night, Tarasenko ranked fourth overall in the NHL with 14 goals.

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Dec. 3 at Chicago Blackhawks
Dec. 4 at Nashville Predators
Dec. 6 at NY Islanders

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