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2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Blues Vs. Kings: Jaroslav Halak Ruled Out For First Two Games

Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak, who was injured during game two courtsey of a sliding Barret Jackman, will be missing the first two games of the Blues' second-round series against the Los Angeles Kings. It is assumed that Halak's lower-body injury is a sprained ankle, and that he needs more rest to be 100% without aggravating the injury any further.

Most teams would be having a panic attack having their starter go down for not only all of round one but potentially half of round two. Thankfully Brian Elliott isn't a back-up. The All-Star goalie allowed five goals on 103 shots over three and a half games against the San Jose Sharks, good for a 1.37GAA. That's even lower than his regular-season leading 1.56 GAA, and is the best among all active goaltenders in the playoffs.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Blues blog St. Louis Game Time and Kings blog Jewels From The Crown. For additional coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, visit SB Nation’s NHL news hub.