Halak ruled out for Game 3

Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak lies on the ice after being hit by teammate Barret Jackman during...

Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak lies on the ice after being hit by teammate Barret Jackman during Game 2 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Sharks at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Miss., April 14, 2012. (SARAH CONARD/Reuters)

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ST. LOUIS - Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Sharks.

Starting netminder Jaroslav Halak has been ruled out of Monday's contest in San Jose because of a lower-body injury stemming from a collision with teammate Barret Jackman in Game 2.

Elliott relieved Halak early in the second period on Saturday and made 17 saves to finish off a 3-0 shutout to tie the series at a game apiece.

Halak and Elliott essentially split time between the pipes during the regular season, with the former making 46 starts and compiling a 1.97 goals against average and Elliott posting a 1.56 GAA over 38 games -- 36 starts.


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