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Elliott Headed to NHL All-Star Game

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Blues goaltender Brian Elliott is headed to the 2015 NHL All-Star Game this weekend in Columbus.

Elliott will join Blues teammates Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladimir Tarasenko and will be making his second career All-Star appearance, becoming just the third Blues goalie to earn multiple All-Star selections as a Blue (Jacques Plante - 1969, 1970 and Glenn Hall - 1968, 1969, 1970).

Elliott, who leads the NHL with a 1.86 goals-against average this season, will replace Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who sustained a lower-body injury on Wednesday.

Elliott ranks fourth in the League with a .930 save percentage. He is 13-5-2 with three shutouts in 22 games. Over the past four seasons, the Newmarket, Ontario, native’s .684 win percentage (68-29-9) and 19 shutouts rank second overall, while his 1.86 goals against average and .927 save percentage are both League bests.

The All-Star festivities begin with the DraftKings All-Star Fantasy Draft on Friday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. CT on NBCSN. Next, the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition is Saturday, Jan. 24 (6 p.m. CT on NBCSN). The weekend concludes with the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 25 (4 p.m. CT on NBCSN).

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