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Brodeur to extend leave from Blues: report

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St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur will extend his leave of absence from the team, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.

Martin Brodeur
Goalie - STL
RECORD: 3-3-0
GAA: 2.87 | SVP: .899
Brodeur was granted the leave Jan. 14. A statement from the Blues then said, "Brodeur will rejoin the club in one week and his future will be addressed at that time."

Brodeur's agent, Pat Brisson, told the website the Blues have granted Brodeur an extension to ponder his future.

"With the All-Star break already on the way (beginning Thursday), the Blues have given Marty more time to reflect," Brisson told Pierre LeBrun. "Everything should be clearer post All-Star next week."

The 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game is Sunday in Columbus. Regular-season games resume next Tuesday.

Brodeur, the winningest goaltender in NHL history, played in seven games for St. Louis with a 3-3-0 record, 2.87 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. He was a healthy scratch in his last five games after goalie Brian Elliott returned from a lower-body injury, behind him and Jake Allen.

The Blues signed Brodeur to a tryout after Elliot was injured Nov. 25; the 42-year-old signed a one-year contract Dec. 2.

His most recent game was Jan. 2, a 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Brodeur has 691 NHL wins, a record 125 shutouts, and a lifetime .912 save percentage and 2.24 GAA.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion and four-time Vezina Trophy winner spent the first 20 seasons of his career with the New Jersey Devils. He became a free agent after the 2013-14 season.

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