The St. Louis Blues placed goaltender Jordan Binnington in the COVID-19 protocol on Thursday.

While the team recalled goaltender Charlie Lindgren from the AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds, he won't be on their roster until Friday. General manager Doug Armstrong said the team will use an emergency backup goaltender against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night.

Binnington, 28, has a 8-5-3 record with a 2.80 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage in 16 starts this season.

Lindgren, 27, has an 8-1-1 record with the Thunderbirds this season, posting a 2.16 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.

The Blues are second in the Central Division with a 12-7-3 record.