ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced Friday the club recalled goaltender Chris Holt from the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. On Saturday, the Blues assigned goaltender Manny Legace to Peoria.
Holt, 23, has played in 13 games with the Peoria Rivermen this season, posting a 7-5-0 record, a .932 save percentage and a 1.70 goals against average.
Holt spent the last three seasons in the New York Rangers system. The 6-3, 221-pound netminder saw one game of NHL action in 2005-06 with the Rangers. Last season, Holt split time between the ECHL’s Charlotte Checkers where he posted a 15-13-2 record, 2.72 goals against average and .915 save percentage, and the Hartford Wolf Pack (5-3-0, 2.42 GAA, .906 save %).
The South Surrey, British Columbia native was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round, 180th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and was signed to an NHL contract by the Blues on Oct. 31, 2008.
Legace, 35, has played in 29 games with the Blues this season, posting a 13-9-2 record, a 3.18 goals against average along with a .885 save percentage.
The Toronto, Ontario native was originally drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the eighth round, 188th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.