Blues place G Halak on IR with right hand injury

Associated Press
2/17/2011 12:54:11 PM
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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues placed goaltender Jaroslav Halak on injured reserve with a right hand injury on Thursday.

According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the 25-year-old was hurt in Wednesday's practice, forcing him to leave the ice early.

Halak is 19-17-6 with four shutouts, a 2.63 goals against average and .907 save percentage in 43 games this season.

To fill the roster spot, the Blues recalled netminder Ben Bishop from Peoria of the American Hockey League.

Jaroslav Halak (Photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)


(Photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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