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Brian Elliott Injury: St. Louis Blues Goaltender Day-To-Day With Upper-Body Ailment

Blues goalie Brian Elliott missed the second half of the team's practice on Tuesday with a minor upper-body injury, according to the team. Ken Hitchcock says they didn't want to risk Elliott aggravating the injury, which he's been enduring for about a week.

"We didn't want to aggravate it," Hitchcock said. "We've been nursing it for a week or so. He got a lot of work in the first 45 minutes ... It's more maintenance. It's not a big deal. We knew how long this day was going to be and we just felt like, 'Man, why cool a guy down?'"

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