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St. Louis Blues goaltender Allen (back spasms) to miss start of training camp

Devdiscourse News Desk 13 Sep 2018, 04:49 AM United States

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen will miss the opening of training camp because of back spasms, general manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday.

Camp opens Friday.

Armstrong said Allen will be sidelined at least 10 to 14 days. Preseason games run through Sept. 30, and St. Louis opens the regular season on Oct. 4 against Winnipeg.

In the offseason, St. Louis signed veteran goalie Chad Johnson to serve as Allen's backup. Last season, Allen split time at the position with Carter Hutton and had a 2.75 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.

Hutton signed a free agent contract with Buffalo this offseason.

The Blues also announced they re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Jordan Schmaltz to a $1.4 million, two-year deal.

The team also said forward prospect Erik Foley (concussion) and goaltender prospect Luke Opilka (hip surgery) are out indefinitely.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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