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Blues' Joel Hofer: Returning to AHL
Hofer will be reassigned to AHL Springfield on Thursday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Hofer gave up five goals on 37 shots in a loss to the Stars on Wednesday, which will be his last NHL outing of the season. He went 3-1-1 in six appearances, allowing 17 goals in a solid but unremarkable showing this year. Hofer will likely have a chance to win the backup job in training camp next fall.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Gives up five again
Hofer allowed five goals on 37 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Stars.
Hofer was handed his first regulation loss of the season by the surging Stars, falling to 3-1-1 in six starts. He allowed five goals in his previous start as well but didn't wind up with a decision in that one. Hofer provided a spark for a while, but his last couple outings suggest the 22-year-old netminder may need more seasoning in the AHL. Jordan Binnington is expected to start St. Louis' season finale Thursday against these same Stars.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Slated to start
Per Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Hofer was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, putting him on track to guard the home goal versus the Stars on Wednesday.
Hofer has been pretty solid during his limited time in the NHL this season, going 3-0-1 while posting a respectable 2.79 GAA and .915 save percentage through five games. He'll try to secure his fourth win of the year in a home matchup with a red-hot Dallas team that's won four straight games.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Promoted to NHL
Hofer was recalled from AHL Springfield on Monday.
Hofer has stopped 130 of 142 shots in five starts with the Blues this season. He could start in one of the team's final two games of the regular season versus Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Assigned to AHL
Hofer was assigned to AHL Springfield on Monday.
Hofer has a 3-0-1 record at the NHL level this season with a 2.79 GAA and a .915 save percentage through five starts. He got the hook in the first period against Los Angeles on Sunday after giving up five goals on 17 shots in a 7-6 loss. Hofer's demotion puts Jordan Binnington back in the No. 1 goalie slot for the Blues.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Falters Sunday
Hofer allowed five goals on 17 shots in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Kings.
Hofer struggled Sunday, allowing five goals in the first period before he was replaced by Jordan Binnington. However, the 22-year-old Hofer maintained his perfect record in regulation as the Blues would rally to score six before ultimately falling 7-6. Sunday's rough outing was the lone blemish in an otherwise impressive start to Hofer's NHL career. He's 3-0-1 with a .915 save percentage in five appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Tending twine Sunday
Hofer will get the starting nod in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Hofer defeated Detroit on Thursday to improve to 3-0-1 this season. He's registered a terrific .944 save percentage and 1.74 GAA in his four NHL appearances. The rookie netminder should continue seeing regular looks down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Remains undefeated in regulation
Hofer made 25 saves in a 4-3 win over the Red Wings on Thursday.
Hofer is 3-0-1 with one shutout and seven goals allowed in four starts this season. He is auditioning for a role with the big club for next season and so far, so good. Hofer may continue to see more ice time than the other Blues' goalies over the next few weeks, and he has the talent to deliver decent starts for a deep fantasy squads.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Gets starting nod versus Wings
Hofer will be between the pipes on the road against Detroit on Thursday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Hofer has yet to suffer a regulation defeat since being called up to the main roster, posting a 2-0-1 record and 1.32 GAA in three straight starts. At this point, the 22-year-old backstop figures to continue seeing the majority of the workload down the stretch in order to give team brass a chance to evaluate him and further his long-term development. With a back-to-back against Anaheim and Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, Jordan Binnington should get back in the crease for one of those two matchups.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Allows two in shootout loss
Hofer stopped 28 of 30 shots in the Blues' 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Hofer started off the contest rocky, allowing two goals in the first period, but shut the door on the Red Wings the rest of the way. He was unable to pick up the win, however, getting beat by Lucas Raymond in the shootout. This outing snapped a two-game winning streak for the Canadian goaltender. Hofer will likely be in a time-share with Jordan Binnington for the rest of the season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: First goalie off Tuesday
Hofer was the first goalie to leave the ice Tuesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports, indicating he'll defend the home cage versus Detroit.
Hofer was called up from the minors after Jordan Binnington was hit with a two-game suspension. In his two NHL appearances this season, the 22-year-old Hofer has secured a pair of wins while giving up just two goals on 67 shots (.970 save percentage). As long as Hofer continues to play at this level, he may find himself cemented in the starting crease for the Blues.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Gets win but not shutout Sunday
Hofer turned aside all 33 shots he faced in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Jets.
He would have gotten a shutout in his fourth career NHL appearance, but Hofer left the ice briefly in the second period to get his skate checked out and Thomas Greiss made one save in his absence. It was still a stellar performance for Hofer, who has won two straight starts since being called up Thursday while stopping 65 of 67 shots. Jordan Binnington's suspension is now up, but the fact that the rebuilding Blues gave both starts to Hofer rather than Greiss in his absence suggests the youngster may not immediately be headed back to AHL Springfield. With Greiss headed for free agency in the offseason, Hofer could get a longer look over the final weeks of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Starting Sunday
Hofer will defend the home goal versus Winnipeg on Sunday, Matthew DeFranks of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Hofer was outstanding Friday in his season debut, stopping 32 shots in a 5-2 win over Washington. He has spent most of the season with AHL Springfield, going 22-14-4 with a 2.50 GAA and .920 save percentage. Hofer is currently replacing the suspended Jordan Binnington, who will be eligible to return Tuesday in Detroit. Should Hofer perform well against his hometown Jets team, he could earn more playing time even after Binnington's return. Winnipeg is averaging 3.06 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Earns win in NHL season debut
Hofer saved 32 of 34 shots in a 5-2 victory over Washington on Friday.
Hofer was making his season debut, and the Blues provided him with plenty of offensive support to secure the victory. Jordan Binnington was serving the first outing of his two-game suspension, which is why Hofer is up with St. Louis. Once Binnington's eligible to return for the Blues' game against Detroit on March 21, the 22-year-old goaltender will probably head back to AHL Springfield, where he's posted a 2.50 GAA and a .920 save percentage in 40 contests.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Making season debut
Hofer will be in the visiting crease versus Washington on Friday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Hofer was recalled Thursday when the NHL suspended Jordan Binnington two games for his match penalty against the Wild the previous night. Hofer was 22-14-4 with a 2.50 GAA and .920 save percentage with AHL Springfield before his recall. He will face the Capitals, who are 18th in NHL scoring, averaging 3.10 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Recalled from AHL
Hofer was recalled from AHL Springfield on Thursday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Hofer was recalled when Jordan Binnington received a two-game suspension for his match penalty versus the Wild on Wednesday. Hofer was 22-14-4 with a 2.50 GAA and .920 save percentage in AHL action before his recall. He played two games with the Blues last season, going 1-1-0, stopping 44 of 50 shots in a win versus the Sharks and a loss to the Hurricanes. He likely will back up Thomas Greiss for both games.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Inks two-year extension
Hofer signed a two-year, $1.55 million extension with St. Louis on Monday.
The one-way deal will begin next season. Hofer has registered a 2.39 GAA and .922 save percentage through 22 AHL games this season. The 22-year-old has appeared in two career NHL games, yielding six goals on 50 shots.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Between pipes Saturday
Hofer will start Saturday's preseason home game versus the Stars, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Hofer is likely ticketed for the AHL this season, but he'll get at least one start with the big club during the preseason. The 22-year-old made two appearances in the NHL last year and posted a 2.96 GAA and .905 save percentage through 39 games with AHL Springfield.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Sent to AHL
Hofer was sent down to AHL Springfield on Monday.
Hofer made a pair of starts with the big club, but his services are no longer needed with regular backup Ville Husso having cleared the league's COVID-19 protocols. The 21-year-old Hofer will use his stint with the Blues as a learning experience as he continues to work on his game in the AHL.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Needed more support
Hofer made 21 saves in a 3-2 loss to Carolina on Saturday night.
The young man didn't play poorly -- it's just hard to win when your mates only score twice. Hofer will be headed back to the AHL once Ville Husso (COVID protocols) is back. That will serve him well -- Hofer needs a year or two in the A to hone his craft.... See More ... See Less
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