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Blues goalie Martin Brodeur picked up his NHL record 125th shutout but his future in St. Louis is uncertain

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The St. Louis Blues have given Martin Brodeur a one-week leave of absence, perhaps signalling the end of the 42-year-old goalie's time with the team.

The Blues said Wednesday that Brodeur's future will be addressed after he returns. Brian Elliott has recovered from a knee injury, and 24-year-old Jake Allen has been strong in net. That duo has made the starts during the Blues' five-game winning streak.

Brodeur is 3-3 with a 2.87 goals-against average in seven games since joining the Blues in December after two decades with New Jersey. He has an .899 save percentage and one shutout.

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Brodeur became the fifth oldest goalie to post a shutout when he blanked Colorado on Dec. 29. He is the NHL career leader in games (1,265), wins (691) and shutouts (125).

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