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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak is tended to by trainer Ray Barile after he collided with Barret Jackman against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 2, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (Chris Lee/Chris Lee/AP)
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak is tended to by trainer Ray Barile after he collided with Barret Jackman against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 2, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (Chris Lee/Chris Lee/AP)

Halak to miss entire West semifinal Add to ...

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak has been ruled out for the rest of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Kings with a lower body injury, the National Hockey League (NHL) team said on Tuesday.

Brian Elliott, who teamed up with Halak during the regular season to give St. Louis the NHL’s top netminding tandem, will continue carry the load and be in net for Thursday’s Game Three.

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The Blues trail the best-of-seven series 2-0.

Halak, who has not played since suffering the injury in Game Two of the conference quarter-final against the San Jose Sharks, was 1-1 with a 1.72 goals-against average (GAA) in the playoffs.

Elliott has gone 3-2 with a 2.14 GAA.

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