ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have given Martin Brodeur a one-week leave of absence, perhaps signalling the end of the 42-year-old goalie's time with the team.
The Blues said Wednesday that Brodeur's future will be addressed after he returns. Brian Elliott has recovered from a knee injury, and 24-year-old Jake Allen has been strong in net. That duo has made the starts during the Blues' five-game winning streak.
Brodeur is 3-3 with a 2.87 goals-against average in seven games since joining the Blues in December after two decades with New Jersey. He has an .899 save percentage and one shutout.
Brodeur became the fifth oldest goalie to post a shutout when he blanked Colorado on Dec. 29. He is the NHL career leader in games (1,265), wins (691) and shutouts (125).