Jake Allen says he’s fully recovered after taking a nasty shot to the head in Saturday night’s 7-3 win over Chicago.
The Blues goalie practiced fully for the first time Wednesday since the injury, saying he’s good to go in Thursday’s game with the Vegas Golden Knights, though there’s been no confirmation he’ll start.
Allen says he’s ready to go tomorrow, but didn’t confirm whether he’s starting or not. #stlblues
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“I’m feeling good. I’m ready to go for tomorrow, so we’ll see what happens tomorrow,” Allen said Wednesday.
The injury happened when Zach Sanford collided with Allen’s head while defending Chicago winger Brandon Saad. The Blues netminder made a great save on Saad before suffering going down after the collision:
“It wasn’t on purpose. It was no one’s fault,” Allen said. “Just a tough blow to the side of the head. Definitely really shaken up at the time. It was the right decision to take me out and it only took me a little bit to gather myself and gather my eyesight.”
Allen’s short health scare caused the Blues to call up Ville Husso Monday, but the team assigned the prospect back to San Antonio Wednesday morning.
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