St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and
General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club has recalled
goaltender Jake Allen from the club’s American Hockey League (AHL)
affiliate, Peoria Rivermen today. Goaltender Paul
Karpowich has also been reassigned to Peoria from the team's ECHL
affiliate, the Evansville IceMen.
22, made his first NHL start on Feb. 13 and earned his first NHL victory that
same night. He started four consecutive games for the Blues and collected a
3-1-0 record with a 2.62 goals-against average and 0.895 save percentage. He made
his NHL regular season debut on Feb. 5 against Nashville in relief of Brian
Allen has appeared in 35 games for the Rivermen
this season posting a 13-16-3-2 record including a 2.89 goals against average,
.904 save percentage and two shutouts.
The 6’2, 200-pound goaltender set Rivermen records
for wins (24), minutes played (2,805), saves (1,306) and shutouts (6) during
the 2010-11 season. The Fredericton, New
Brunswick native was drafted by the Blues in the second round (34th
overall) of the 2008 Entry Draft.
24, spent a week on the Rivermen roster in February without appearing in a game.
He made his professional debut this season with the IceMen. In 25 games, he has
posted a 7-13-1-1 record with a 3.27 goals-against average and 0.900 save
percentage. He posted a 23-save shutout on Nov. 17 against Fort Wayne.
by the Blues in the seventh round, 185th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft,
Karpowich played the last four seasons at Clarkson University. In 2011-12 with the Golden Knights, he played a
career-high 37-games, posting a record of 16-15-6 with a school record
5-shutouts and a 2.46 GAA and .921 sv%. In all, Karpowich played in school
record 130-career games, registering 7-shutouts and 46-victories.