Skip to main content

Martin Brodeur takes one-week leave of absence from Blues

According to the St. Louis Blues, goaltender Martin Brodeur has been granted a one-week leave of absence from the team. There have been no further details released, but the Blues stated the team and veteran netminder would address his future in one week’s time.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

The St. Louis Blues have announced that goaltender Martin Brodeur has requested, and been granted, a one-week leave of absence from the team.

Things haven’t gone exactly according to plan for the 42-year-old netminder. After entering the off-season as an unrestricted free agent and failing to land a contract, the Blues signed Brodeur to a one-year deal in early December when St. Louis’ starting goaltender, Brian Elliott, went down with injury.

In seven games with the Blues this season, Brodeur has played far worse than any other point in his career. He has posted a 3-3-0 record, 2.87 goals-against average, and .899 save percentage. This comes on the heels of his 2013-14 season with the New Jersey Devils, which had been one of the worst of his career.

Since Elliott’s return from injury, Brodeur has been relegated to third string duties, watching from the press box while sitting behind Elliott and rookie Jake Allen on the depth chart. With the Minnesota Wild making a trade for goaltender Devan Dubnyk late Wednesday afternoon, it takes away one of Brodeur’s most obvious landing spots, and could be a sign that there are no takers for the future Hall of Famer at this time.

There has been no further comment made by the Blues or Brodeur regarding his leave of absence, but there’s a good possibility this is an opportunity for the veteran goaltender to reassess his future.

According to the release, Brodeur and the Blues will address the netminder’s future with the team when he returns to St. Louis in one week’s time.

TOP HEADLINES

Lance Cardinal
Play

Growing the Game: Turtle Island Jersey, Ryan Kuwabara and More

Ian Kennedy reports on Ryan Kuwabara becoming the first OHL coach of Asian descent, Edmonton's Turtle Island jerseys, top BIPOC leaders in hockey and more.

Cal Petersen
Play

Screen Shots: Arizona's Arena, USA HHOF and Cal Petersen

Adam Proteau shares his thoughts on Cal Petersen, Jim Johannson being inducted in the USA Hockey Hall of Fame and an update on a potential arena in Tempe.

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin
Play

Possible Trade Targets for the Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars are trending upwards. A report suggests they're ready to keep pushing for Stanley Cup contention with a top-six forward.