Source: Jaroslav Halak out 3 weeks

Updated: April 3, 2013, 11:06 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak will miss approximately three weeks due to a lower-body injury, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

Halak suffered the injury in the first period of Monday's victory over the Minnesota Wild. The seven-year veteran missed time earlier this season with a similar injury.

The Blues recalled rookie goalie Jake Allen from Peoria of the AHL on Tuesday to help replace Halak. Allen figures to serve as a backup behind Brian Elliott, who replaced Halak on Monday and made 19 saves in St. Louis' 4-1 victory over Minnesota.

Halak is 6-5-1 with a 2.14 goals-against average in 16 games this season.

St. Louis (18-14-2) enters Wednesday tied with the rival Nashville Predators (15-14-8) for eighth place in the Western Conference standings.