St. Louis Blues Recall Forward Ty Rattie, Promote Goalie Pheonix Copley


With the All-Star break just about over, the St. Louis Blues restocked the roster for the second half.

As they prepare to resume practice on Monday, the St. Louis Blues filled their roster back up on Sunday evening, announcing the recall of forward Ty Rattie and goaltender Pheonix Copley from AHL Chicago. Rattie, who has three goals and two assists in 11 games for the Blues this year, was sent down to Chicago to stay fresh during the NHL All-Star break. Copley will be seeing his first action with the Blues this year, replacing goalie Jordan Binnington, who was sent down along with Rattie after an eight-game stint with the NHL club. Binnington, who was filling the roster spot of injured starter Jake Allen, saw 12:47 of relief action behind Brian Elliott during his time with the Blues.

Rattie is likely to fill a role among the Blues’ top 12 group of forwards, at least until Jaden Schwartz returns from the ankle fracture that has caused him to miss a large chunk of the season. Rattie has made a major impression since his most recent recall this January, and he could push for a continued opportunity if he keeps making an offensive impact over the next few games.

Copley has a chance to make his NHL debut with the Blues, as he spent time with the Washington Capitals last season but did not play in a game. The club has no back-to-backs for the entire month of February, so it’s not a given that Brian Elliott will need a night off before Jake Allen returns. With that said, the Blues play every other day from February 2-9, then again from February 12-22, so it’s possible that there could be an opening for Copley if Allen is still a few weeks away from returning. The 24-year-old Copley, who leads Wolves goalies with 25 games played this season, is 11-11 with a 2.75 GAA, a .905 save percentage, and three shutouts.

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The Blues return to action on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators.