Dmitrij Jaskin, Jake Allen off to different starts for Blues

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Two of the Wolves’ best players last season are having different starts to their seasons in the NHL.

Dmitrij Jaskin hasn’t exactly been a mainstay in the St. Louis Blues lineup since his recall from the Wolves on Oct. 24. Jake Allen also isn’t playing every game, but he’s making a strong argument to become the Blues’ starter in net.

St. Louis has played nine games since Jaskin’s recall and he’s appeared in six. Jaskin has been a healthy scratch in the Blues’ last two games, and he’s played fewer than 10 minutes twice.

As for his production, Jaskin hasn’t scored a goal or registered a point since his Oct. 25 tally against the Blackhawks.

Allen, meanwhile, has been a pivotal piece for St. Louis despite splitting time with Brian Elliott. Last season’s AHL goalie of the year and goaltender triple crown winner, Allen is off to a strong start for the Blues. He’s won four of his five decisions and had consecutive shutouts against Anaheim and New Jersey.

Allen is 4-1-0 with a .944 save percentage and 1.40 goals-against average. He also has a chance to pull the rare feat of being named to the NHL’s all-rookie team for a second time, after getting a nod after the lockout-shortened 2013 season.

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