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Controversial tweets from Blues goaltender come to light

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)</p><p>St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington.</p>

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington.

St. Louis Blues rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington is going to be under a microscope during these Stanley Cup playoffs — and now it won't be just for his on-ice play.

Three old tweets from his verified account were dug up and shared online Tuesday night by Paul Gackle, a California-based sports reporter who primarily covers the San Jose Sharks.

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St. Louis Blues rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington is going to be under a microscope during these Stanley Cup playoffs — and now it won't be just for his on-ice play.

Three old tweets from his verified account were dug up and shared online Tuesday night by Paul Gackle, a California-based sports reporter who primarily covers the San Jose Sharks.

Binnington, now 25, would have been 19 at the time and in his final in the Ontario Hockey League. On the same night, just a few minutes later, came this message.

The third tweet was posted on Oct. 21, 2014, when Binnington was in his second year of pro hockey with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Binnington, a native of Richmond Hill, Ont. who goes by the Twitter handle @binnnasty, hasn't tweeted since January and currently has just over 12,600 followers.

The Blues will skate at Bell MTS Place on Wednesday morning, ahead of Game 1 against the Jets.

Whether or not Binnington is brought out to speak about this issue remains to be seen, as teams often have a policy of shielding their starter on game days.

He has gone 24-5-1 with a 1.89 goals-against average and .927 save percentage with the Blues since being called up earlier this season from the AHL, helping to turn their season around.

 

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