Recommendation: Halak, who suffered a high-ankle sprain, was given a target date of this coming Saturday to be cleared for activity. "The injury lingers, and for a goalie, because of the movement that's necessary, it takes a little longer than maybe for a skater," said Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. While the rehab from the injury has delayed Halak's normal offseason program, he still has two months to prepare before training camp opens mid-September and the Blues are confident he'll be ready to go when the regular season opens up.
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Update: Halak is still feeling some discomfort in the ankle injury that ended his season in the first round playoff series against San Jose, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.