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Vladimir Tarasenko | Winger

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 219

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Vladimir Tarasenko was excellent during his first game back in St. Louis' lineup in Game 1 on Thursday.
He scored a goal and recorded seven shots in the Blues' 4-3 triple overtime victory versus Chicago. Tarasenko was playing in his first game since Mar. 15 after being sidelined with a hand injury. He's quickly gaining a reputation across the league as a dangerous scoring threat. "He creates a lot with his speed and skill," Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford said. "He does have a really hard shot and a quick release. He's definitely a guy who I'm aware of every time he gets on the ice. I know exactly where he is." Apr 19 - 12:07 PM

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Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) will suit up for the Blues on Thursday night against Chicago in their playoff opener.

He was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, here he skated with Vladimir Sobotka and Jaden Schwartz. Tarasenko hasn't played since Mar. 15 because of a hand injury, which required surgery to repair.
Apr 17 - 1:04 PM

The St. Louis Blues think Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) will be available before the end of the first round.

Tarasenko had the cast on his injured hand taken off on Monday. He has been sidelined for about a month.
Apr 15 - 3:45 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) has begun skating again.

He will work on his conditioning while his hand recovers from surgery. Tarasenko will need to be able to handle the puck and shoot before he's able to return. Depending on how far the Blues get in the playoffs, he may be able to play at some point.
Apr 2 - 3:01 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) hasn't resumed skating.

He hasn't been cleared to get back on the ice yet following hand surgery, but he is getting close. Tarasenko won't be re-evaluated until the regular season is over.
Mar 29 - 4:45 PM

Coach Ken Hitchcock said the Blues are going to miss Vladimir Tarasenko's quick-strike ability.

"He's a shooter. So the game can be just meandering along and bang-bang, over. That's what he does," Hitchcock said. "He is this sudden impact offense and we're going to have to learn to adjust because we don't have that type of player, so we're going to have to find different ways to adjust." Tarasenko will be re-evaluated two weeks after the regular season. He had surgery on Mar. 21 to repair a hand injury.
Mar 26 - 9:41 AM

The St. Louis Blues announced that forward Vladimir Tarasenko will undergo right hand surgery and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

That means he'll miss at least six weeks, so sadly, you can drop him in single season leagues and maybe ignore him completely in playoff pools. Tarasenko had 21 goals and 43 points and was especially hot lately, with nine points in eight March games. All that promise means little to fantasy owners right now, though, sadly.
Mar 16 - 6:39 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in St. Louis' 4-1 win over Nashville.

Tarasenko extended his point streak to five games. He's taken an encouraging step forward in his sophomore campaign with 21 goals and 43 points in 64 games.
Mar 16 - 11:32 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko produced a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 6-2 victory over Edmonton Thursday night.

He also picked up four penalty minutes and four shots. Tarasenko has five points in his last four contests and he hit the 20-goal plateau for the first time in his second NHL season.
Mar 14 - 10:48 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko collected an assist for a third straight game on Tuesday night.

He has one goal and five helpers in his past six contests to give him 40 points on the year.
Mar 12 - 10:53 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko notched a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

His 19th goal of the season was scored into an empty net. He has three points in his past two games to give him a total of 37 on the year. Tarasenko also registered four shots in the match.
Mar 5 - 11:04 AM

Vladiimir Tarasenko will be back in the St. Louis lineup Saturday afternoon against Winnipeg.

He missed Thursday night's game against Boston with the flu but was back at practice Friday and was feeling much better. After Saturday's matinee, Tarasenko will be off to Sochi to play for Russia. Make sure you have him active for Saturday's 2:00 pm start time.
Feb 8 - 9:30 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko is questionable to play Thursday because of the flu.

He didn't take part in the team's morning skate and is being officially listed as a game-time decision. "Tarasenko has got flu-like symptoms so he was left at home ... I don't think he'll play tonight," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We haven't lost Tarasenko yet. He's still got the rest of the day."
Feb 6 - 4:08 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko helped the Blues to a 4-3 shootout win against the Predators with a goal and an assist Saturday night.

He also won it in the shootout. Tarasenko's goal that tied the game at three in the third was a beauty. He took the puck from the defensive zone, raced down the right wing and swung to the middle in the offensive zone where he fired a wrist shot past Carter Hutton. Tarasenko has 18 goals and 33 points this season, but these are the type of goals that reveal his game-breaking ability that could be more evident with better consistency. Jaden Schwartz and David Backes potted the other markers. Derek Roy finished a team-high plus-two.
Feb 1 - 11:09 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko feels more comfortable in his sophomore NHL season and he's shown plenty of improvement on the ice.

"That's not so easy, play good my first season," Tarasenko said. "Right now I feel much better. Guys helped me and right now I know what (Hitchcock) wants from me. I know our system, I know our drills. It's much easier when you don't think about it. You're not thinking about game stuff. You already know it." He's adjusted to the smaller rinks and his awareness has improved as well. Tarasenko has recorded 17 goals and 31 points in 49 games this year.
Jan 28 - 8:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Backes
2Patrik Berglund
3Vladimir Sobotka
4Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Brenden Morrow
4Steve Ott
5Magnus Paajarvi
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Derek Roy
4Keith Aucoin
5Dmitrij Jaskin
6Adam Cracknell
7Ryan Reaves
8Chris Porter
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Barret Jackman
5Roman Polak
6Jordan Leopold
7Ian Cole
8Carlo Colaiacovo
G1Ryan Miller
2Brian Elliott
3Niklas Lundstrom