St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Martin Brodeur’s quest to continue his NHL
career hasn’t ended just yet.
On Wednesday evening, the St. Louis Blues announced the future Hall of Famer
was signed to a professional tryout contract.
“Marty has agreed to come in and practice through early next week. We will
address the media at Friday’s practice at Scottrade,” said Blues GM Doug
Bringing in the 42-year-old into the fold was necessary due to the lower-body
injury to starter Brian Elliott which may keep him sidelined for weeks.
Jake Allen has only participated in 24 games at the NHL level and the club had
to make an emergency recall of goaltender Jordan Binnington from Chicago of
the American Hockey League.
Brodeur, a nine-time All Star and three-time Stanley Cup winner, and the
Devils had a parting of the ways at the end of last season. In a career which
began late in the 1991-92 season, he managed to set NHL records in wins (688),
games played (1,259) and shutouts (124).