Goaltender Elliott Agrees To Contract Extension With Blues

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a three-year contract extension. Monday's news means Ryan Miller's short stint with the club is over. The Blues made a blockbuster deal with Buffalo to acquire the veteran Miller near the trade deadline. Miller was considered to be the final piece of the puzzle for a St. Louis team that was expected to make a deep playoff run, but the move didn't pay off as the Blues lost in the first round to Chicago. Miller will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Elliott also could have tested the market, but opted to stay with the Blues. Elliott, 29, posted an 18-6-2 record with a 1.96 save percentage and .922 save percentage in 31 games last season, and Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said he "will team up with Jake Allen next season to form our goaltending tandem." The 23-year-old Allen was named the American Hockey League's top goaltender with the Chicago Wolves for the 2013-14 regular season after going 33-16-3 with a 2.03 GAA and is viewed as the Blues' future in the crease. Elliott has spent the last three seasons with the Blues and ranks second in team history with 16 shutouts. For his career, he has a record of 116-77-23 with a 2.48 GAA and .910 save percentage in 235 games with Ottawa, Colorado and St. Louis.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron has made 96 saves through 19-games this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

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As the Falcons finish up the regular season the team is looking to make their mark in the record books by erasing a tough start to climb above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The Falcons knocked off Missouri Baptist JV 2-1 to elevate their season record to 8-7-1. A tale of two seasons has East Central College winning seven of their last eight matches. Jake Erwin and AJ Bannister were able to score for the Falcons in the victory.