Is Jake Allen season over? At the end of the team’s morning training we need to know more about the health status of the Hobbs goalkeeper. But, with only 10 games left, we can expect that to be the case.
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Recall that in Toronto, Allen led Saturday night after Samuel Montembult suffered a groin injury.
It was a very abrupt end for a man who had already lost 25 games due to a similar injury in Boston on January 12.
Since he has been out of the game for nine weeks, we can assume that New Brunswicker has fully recovered from this injury when he put his pads back on.
On the other hand, could Martin Saint-Louis and Eric Raymond have stretched the rubber band a bit more by giving him 11 of the last 12 starts? Not only did he watch the action almost every other night, but his evenings at work were particularly busy.
He received at least 40 shots six times in the 10 games he played. He had his quiet game when senators fired 30 shots at him on March 19.
Need an idea of Allen’s workload? This time, the Canadian goaltender faced 401 shots from the opponent. Next on the list is Ville Husso, 339. of St. Louis Blues.
This continued use of Allen certainly allowed him to collect some extra points in the Saint-Louis and Canadian Standings. But that did not stop him …