St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak will miss the remainder of the team's seven-game series against the Los Angeles Kings with an ankle injury, as Craig Custance of ESPN reports. He's been out since early in the first round of the postseason and Blues coach Ken Hitchcock ruled him out for the rest of the second round on Wednesday.
He won't play in the series. It's a big hole. Not a lot different if they lost (Drew) Doughty. I think with the full two days off, he's good to go. We need him back in the lineup.
Halak was the starting goalie for the Blues in Game 1 of the first round against the San Jose Sharks, but All-Star Brian Elliott has been playing between the pipes due to his absence.
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