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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen stretches just before the third period against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 14, 2013. St. Louis won the game 3-0.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen stretches just before the third period against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 14, 2013. St. Louis won the game 3-0. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen catches a puck in his pad shot by Phoenix Coyotes Antoine Vermette in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 14, 2013.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen catches a puck in his pad shot by Phoenix Coyotes Antoine Vermette in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 14, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 14:  Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Scottrade Center on March 14, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 14: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Scottrade Center on March 14, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (L) is congratulated by teammate Matt D'Agostini after the final horn, defeating the San Jose Sharks 4-2, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 12, 2013.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (L) is congratulated by teammate Matt D'Agostini after the final horn, defeating the San Jose Sharks 4-2, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 12, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 12: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks at the Scottrade Center on March 12, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 12: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks at the Scottrade Center on March 12, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat

(HockeyStL) -- The St. Louis Blues assigned Jake Allen to the AHL-affiliate Peoria Rivermen, the team announced on Saturday.

Allen was sent back down shortly before the official announcement of the Blues’ acquisition of defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Buffalo Sabres.

Brian Elliott was assigned to Peoria for conditioning purposes this week and is expected to rejoin the team after Saturday night’s game.

Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted a tweet stating the Blues will use the combination of Jaroslav Halak and Elliott for the rest of the season.

Allen was recalled when early season struggles hampered Elliott and Halak.

The 22-year-old goaltender posted an 8-3-0 record with a 2.45 goals against average and .906 save percentage in 12 games this season.

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