SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s breaks down to an annual average salary of $2.5 million. Considering earlier comments by Blues GM Doug Armstrong indicating he was promoting Jake Allen as part of their tandem for next season, and that means Ryan Miller won’t be returning with the Blues. Elliott posted solid stats during his time with the Blues, so he’s obviously being seen as a mentor for Allen, who is expected to take over the starter’s role at some point next season.
As for Miller, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent in July, but his average performance in the Blues division semifinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks won’t improve the 33-year-old’s value. He’s coming off a long-term deal in which he earned $6.25 million per season, and I doubt he gets that much, or more, in his new contract.
The Anaheim Ducks could be a destination for Miller, as they could sign him to a short-term deal to mentor promising young goalie John Gibson.