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Goaltender Brian Elliott Re-Signed By Blues

This off-season, Elliott was signed by St. Louis for one year at $600,000 on a two way deal. Most folks figured this was insurance in case Ben Bishop wasn’t quite ready to play at a level higher than the AHL, which is exactly what happened.

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Just like any good insurance policy, Elliott raised his rates. The Blues re-signed him today to a two-year, $3.6 million extension. You will be hard pressed to find a Blues fan willing to argue with that. He’s half of the stingiest tandem in the NHL, whose collective goals per game is a teeny 1.98 (the New York Rangers also have the same GPG). He’s second in goals against average, third in save percentage, and second in shutouts.

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There’s no argument from anyone that he, along with Jaroslav Halak, are a huge reason that the Blues are as successful as they are this reason. This extension is well-earned.