Controversial St. Louis Blues Goalie Confirmed to Depart from the Team

Published June 19, 2023 at 9:49 PM
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St. Louis Blues Lose Top Free Agent Goalie

The news is out that Thomas Greiss, one of the St. Louis Blues' prominent free agents, will not be returning to the team for the upcoming season.

Greiss Set for Free Agency as Blues Promote Hofer

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As reported by The Athletic, the Blues' management and Greiss's agent, Ray Petaku, have mutually decided not to renew his contract.

Consequently, the seasoned NHL goalie is poised to enter the free agent market. The expected motive behind this strategic move is the Blues' plan to promote their goalie prospect, Joel Hofer, to the NHL, making him the backup for Jordan Binnington.

Emergence of Joel Hofer

22-year-old Hofer has shown immense promise, ending the American Hockey League season as the second-highest in wins. Already, he was forecasted to give stiff competition for the backup spot in St. Louis.

Hofer as the Future of the Blues, Greiss in Free Agency

Given Hofer's potential as the long-term solution for the Blues' net, Greiss will now be accessible to other teams in the free agency.

His consistent performance makes him an appealing choice for teams in need of a reliable backup. The short-term contract that will likely be offered is sure to attract attention.

Greiss's Stint with the Blues

During his tenure with the Blues this season, Greiss appeared in 21 games after signing a one-year deal last offseason.

Despite a somewhat challenging run with a 7-10-0 record, he managed a 3.51 Goals Against Average and a .896 Save Percentage, in addition to 1 Shutout.

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