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Blues goalie Allen ready to step up

Two years ago, Blues goaltender Jake Allen was caught in a numbers game and there was no room for him at the NHL level. A year ago, he opened the regular season with the team, but it was behind Brian Elliott. In 2015-16, the Blues could finally be Allen's club. "He can't apprentice anymore," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "He put in a good year last year. Now is his time. He's done the work necessary to compete for that job." Last summer, the Blues signed Elliott to a three-year, $7.5 million contract extension, and for the bulk of the season, he was 1A and Allen 1B in the team's tandem. But with less than a couple weeks remaining in the...

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