Miller set to hit free agency

Ryan Miller

ST. LOUIS (AP MODIFIED) — The St. Louis Blues have re-signed goalie Brian Elliott to a three-year contract, and will not pursue a new deal with Ryan Miller.

General manager Doug Armstrong said Monday the team took a calculated risk acquiring Miller from Buffalo, hoping he could lead the franchise to its first Stanley Cup. But the Blues were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

Armstrong said the 29-year-old Elliott will compete for the starting job with Jake Allen, the team’s top goalie prospect.

Miller was sent to the Blues in late February in a trade that included Steve Ott. In return the Sabres acquried Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a third-round pick in 2016.

Miller, who played 12 seasons with the Sabres, won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goalie in 2010. He owns Buffalo Sabres franchise records with 284 victories and 540 games played.

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