ST. LOUIS — Blues coach Craig Berube said Sunday goaltender Jordan Binnington will miss the rest of the series against the Avalanche with a lower-body injury — believed to be in his right knee.
An hour earlier, St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced the team had added goaltender Charlie Lindgren from its AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Ville Husso, who started the playoffs as the Blues’ number one goaltender, will likely start against the Avs in Game 4 Monday night at Enterprise Center. Husso allowed four goals on 23 shots (.826%) in a relief role in Game 3 on Saturday when Colorado won 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead.
Binnington was injured 6:45 into the game after Avs center Nazem Kadri and Blues defender Calle Rosen collided with him. Upon entering the arena medical offices near the Avalanche locker room, Binnington threw a water bottle at Kadri as he was doing a TNT postgame interview.
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Blues forward Brayden Schenn and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo said Sunday that Kadri — who has a history of playoff suspensions — had contacted Binnington.
“You know what you’re doing, yeah,” Schenn said.
Bortuzzo: “You ask any player, a guy like that knows what he’s doing there.”
Lindgren is 24-7-1 with a 2.21 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 34 games with the Thunderbirds this season. He played five NHL games with the Blues, posting a 5-0 record with a 1.22 ERA and .958 SP.