Bad season gets worse: Blues' Lalime has torn ACL
ST. LOUIS -- A rocky season for goaltender Patrick Lalime has come to a painful end.
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The St. Louis Blues announced Monday that an MRI confirmed that Lalime has a torn left ACL that will require reconstructive surgery.
It has been a miserable season for Lalime and the Blues, who own the worst record (20-40-13) in the Western Conference. Lalime finished 4-18-8 with a 3.64 goals-against average.
An All-Star in 2002-03, Lalime was waived by the Blues last Dec. 12 and assigned to Peoria of the American Hockey League the next day. He was recalled on Feb. 1.
Lalime, who was acquired by St. Louis from Ottawa for a conditional fourth-round pick in June 2004, was 25-23-7 with a goals-against average of 2.29 in 2003-04.
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