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Vladimir Tarasenko | Winger

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 219
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Vladimir Tarasenko scored his sixth goal of the series during Friday's 4-1 Game Five loss to Minnesota.
Tarasenko took a brilliant and gutsy diagonal cross-crease feed from Alex Steen to one-time the game's opening tally on the power play. Tarasenko now leads the league in playoff goals with his six, and is tied with teammate Kevin Shattenkirk and Anaheim's Corey Perry for top of the points table with seven. Apr 25 - 12:58 AM

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Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice in the Blues 6-1 romp of Minnesota on Wednesday.

Tarasenko has been on absolute fire this series with five goals on eight shots. His second of the night was a highlight-reel effort that ended in beautiful deke and lay-in on a down and out Devan Dubnyk. If you have in your playoff pool you are pretty happy with your selection. Kevin Shattenkirk added three assists while Patrik Berglund and David Backes each added a goal and assist in the blowout effort.
Apr 23 - 12:36 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen have found a natural chemistry in the post-season.

Tarasenko has four points (three goals and one assist), while Steen has three points (one goal and two assists) in their first two playoff games of the year. "(I) played with Steener together when Jori (Lehtera) wasn't here," said Tarasenko. "We played at the beginning of the season together too. It wasn't hard to bring the chemistry back. As long as we score and help the team, this is a good line."
Apr 19 - 10:07 AM

After failing to register a shot on goal in Game 1, Vladimir Tarasenko's first career playoff hat trick powered a 4-1 St. Louis Blues win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 2.

Tarasenko has four points so far in this series, as he had an assist in Game 1. The talented Russian had 37 goals in 2014-15, so don't be surprised if he has a big playoff run, especially with a contract on the line.
Apr 18 - 5:59 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko earned an assist in St. Louis' Game 1 loss to Minnesota.

He wasn't credited with a single shot on goal in the game, though. That will have to change if the Blues are going to even up their series on Saturday before it shifts to Minnesota. Tarasenko led the team with 37 goals and 264 shots during the regular season.
Apr 17 - 11:11 AM

The St. Louis Blues will get Vladimir Tarasenko (lower body) back on Saturday.

Tarasenko missed five straight games due to the injury. He has 36 goals and 71 points in 76 contests this season. The timing is obviously great as it gives Tarasenko a chance to shake off the rust before the playoffs start.
Apr 10 - 5:38 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (lower body) took to the ice for his first practice with the full team on Thursday.

That's a good sign even though he still isn't expected to play in Saturday's regular-season finale against Minnesota. Tarasenko has missed five games with a lower-body injury and he is listed as day-to-day.
Apr 10 - 11:24 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko (lower body) will not return on Thursday.

Tarasenko has already missed four straight games. It's not clear if he'll be ready in time for Game 1 of the first round.
Apr 8 - 4:37 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (lower body) took to the ice before Monday's optional skate for the first time since he was injured.

He wasn't wearing full gear during his session, but he didn't appear to have any issue moving around the ice. Tarasenko was injured last Monday against Vancouver and he probably won't be ready to return until the playoffs.
Apr 6 - 3:32 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko will be scratched for Sunday night's tilt with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Still dealing with a lower body injury, Tarasenko has yet to take the ice during practice and has no exact time table for his return. Tarasenko has scored 36 goals and 71 points this season.
Apr 5 - 7:16 PM

Although Vladimir Tarasenko is travelling with his St. Louis teammates, there is no exact return date for the talented youngster.

He is still dealing with a lower-body injury and it is not probable that he will play against the Blackhawks Sunday. A return for Tuesday's contest against the Jets is more probable. Keep Tarasenko on reserve until further notice.
Apr 4 - 2:15 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko is listed as day-to-day, but it doesn't appear as though he'll be available for the rest of the week.

However, he isn't expected to miss more than a week or two. That could place him back in the lineup before the end of the regular season. Coach Ken Hitchcock has already said that he anticipates Tarasenko being available for the playoffs.
Apr 2 - 11:04 AM

As expected, Vladimir Tarasenko won't play Thursday because of a lower-body injury.

He is being listed as day-to-day and coach Ken Hitchcock expects Tarasenko to be ready for the playoffs. He was hurt on Monday night against Vancouver and didn't practice on Wednesday.
Apr 1 - 2:03 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko isn't on the ice for practice on Wednesday because of a lower-body injury.

There isn't a timetable in place for his return yet, but an update is expected to come from coach Ken Hitchcock after the session. Tarasenko was injured in Monday's loss to Vancouver after he was tripped Kevin Bieksa midway through the third period.
Apr 1 - 12:17 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko left Monday's game early with an injury to his right leg.

Tarasenko played just 15:22 and didn't make a mark on the score card. The severity of his injury is not yet known, but the Blues may play it cautious with their leading scorer moving forward.
Mar 31 - 12:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Jori Lehtera
3Paul Stastny
4Marcel Goc
5Olli Jokinen
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Steve Ott
4John McCarthy
5Ty Rattie
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2T.J. Oshie
3Patrik Berglund
4Dmitrij Jaskin
5Ryan Reaves
6Chris Porter
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Barret Jackman
6Chris Butler
7Zbynek Michalek
8Robert Bortuzzo
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen
3Niklas Lundstrom