In a move that reflects frustration with the team's goaltending situation, the Blues called up Jordan Binnington from San Antonio shortly after Sunday's 6-1 loss to Vancouver.
The Blues did not label the move an emergency recall, which indicates that the move is not because of an injury to either Jake Allen or Chad Johnson. Asked about the goaltending after the game, interim coach Craig Berube said, "It's got to be better. Just like our other players have to be better too."
"We gave up eight scoring chances in the game and six goals against," Berube said. "There are a lot of areas that have to be better tonight, for sure."
Allen was pulled just 10:06 into the game after giving up a third goal on just six shots. Johnson replaced him and gave up three goals on 15 shots. It was the second time this season Allen has been pulled; Johnson has been pulled once.