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Blues Send Husso to AHL, Allen Ready to Play Thursday

The Blues have not set a starting goaltender for Thursday's game against Vegas, but Allen declared himself ready.

October 31, 2018 - 1:31 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) updated at 3 p.m.- St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have assigned goaltender Ville Husso and defenseman Jakub Jerabek to the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. St. Louis has also activated forwards Robby Fabbri and Nikita Soshnikov, as well as defenseman Carl Gunnarssonfrom injured reserve.    

Fabbri, 22, is currently in his third season with the Blues.  Overall, the 5'10, 185-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario, has recorded 66 points (29 goals, 37 assists) and 52 penalty minutes in 123 career National Hockey League (NHL) regular-season games.  

Soshnikov, 25, is currently in his second season with the Blues.  The 5’11, 185-pound native of Nizhny Tagil, Russia, has accumulated 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) and 26 penalty minutes in 82 career NHL regular-season games.

Gunnarsson, 31, is currently in his fifth season with the Blues.  Overall, the 6’2, 200-pound native of Orebro, Sweden, has tallied 122 points (25 goals, 97 assists) and 151 penalty minutes in 556 career NHL regular-season games. 

Husso, 23, has appeared in seven games for the Rampage this season, posting a 1-6-0 record, a 3.19 goals-against average and a .887 save percentage.  The 6'2, 205-pound native of Helsinki, Finland, was originally drafted by the Blues in the fourth round, 94th overall, of the 2014 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft.

He was called up on Monday after starting goaltender Jake Allen left Saturday's game with an injury and didn't skate at Monday's practice. Allen was back on the ice, Wednesday. He told media he wasn't sure if he'll start, but is ready to play on Thursday night. 

Husso is still waiting for his first NHL appearance, after being called up and on the bench for multiple games last season. 

Jerabek will join Husson in San Antonio after the 27-year-old cleared waivers, Wednesday. The Blues placed him on waivers to make roster room for the arrival of forwards Robby Fabbri and Nikita Soshnikov as well as defenseman Carl Gunnarrson

Jerabek dressed in one game for the Blues this season, posting two penalty minutes.  The 5’11, 199-pound defenseman was originally acquired by the Blues via trade from the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 1, 2018.  Overall, the Plzen, Czech Republic, native has appeared in 37 career National Hockey League (NHL) regular-season games, tallying eight points (two goals, six assists).

St. Louis, still last in the Central Division, will play the third of a seven-game home stand on Thursday, hosting the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.