(KSDK Sports) -- The drama that is the St. Louis Blues goaltending storyline got more interesting on Saturday. Just before 3:00 CST, the Blues announcedtheyhaveassigned goaltender Jake Allen to the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen today.

On Thursday, fellow goaltender Brian Elliott was sent back, for conditioning. He started for the Rivermen on Friday against Oklahoma City and will play tonight against Lake Erie before returning to the Blues following Saturday's game.

Elliott, 27, has appeared in 11 games for the Blues this season, posting a 3-6-1 record with a 3.65 goals-against average and a .851 save percentage.

Overall, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound goaltender has appeared in six National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, including the last two with the Blues, posting a 87-69-21 record with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in 191 career games.

Allen, 22, has appeared in 12 games with the Blues this season posting an 8-3-0 record including a 2.45 goals against average and a .906 save percentage.

In 35 games with the Rivermen, the 6'2, 195-pound goaltender has a record of 13-19-2 including a 2.89 goals against average, .904 save percentage and two shutouts.

The Fredericton, New Brunswick native was drafted by the Blues in the second round (34th overall) of the 2008 Entry Draft.

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