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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 has been shooting more frequently early into the 2014-15 campaign.
He has upped his shots per game from 2.1 to 4.5 and he leads the Blues with a total of 36. However, he said that shooting more isn't something he planned to do. "I never think like this," Tarasenko said. "I always look around for somebody else in a better position to make a play. I don't care about my shots. If somebody else is open, I will make the pass." Coach Ken Hitchcock wants to see Tarasenko use his shot with greater regularity. The 22-year-old forward has four goals and nine points in eight contests. Oct 30 - 1:05 PM

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Vladimir Tarasenko dominated the Stars in Tuesday's contest as he recorded three goals and an assist in the 4-3 overtime victory.

The young Russian seems to be taking the leap in front of our eyes and has now amassed nine points in eight games so far this season. Jori Lehtera also enjoyed a great game as he scored a goal and handed out two assists in the victory.
Oct 29 - 3:11 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko (illness) is available for Tuesday's game.

Tarasenko was initially considered questionable for the contest. He has a goal and four assists in seven games in 2014-15.
Oct 28 - 3:02 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (illness) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game at Dallas.

A bacterial infection had been making its way through the Blues' locker room and Tarasenko missed Monday's practice as a result.
Oct 27 - 6:27 PM

The Blues have moved around some players on their power-play units from the beginning of the season due in part to the injury to Paul Stastny.

The first unit is comprised of Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen on the points and David Backes, Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko up front. The second unit features quarterbacks Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester, and forwards T.J. Oshie, Joakim Lindstrom and Jori Lehtera. Loser in this alignment is Patrik Berglund, who now seems entrenched as a third-line center.
Oct 25 - 2:41 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko may open the regular season on a line with Alexander Steen and Paul Stastny.

Prior to Saturday's preseason finale, he had been skating with Jori Lehtera, but Lehtera played well with Joakim Lindstrom and the two of them may be joined by Jaden Schwartz. Tarasenko would get a great boost if he played with Stastny and Steen even though he has displayed some chemistry with Lehtera.
Oct 6 - 6:30 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko's two third period goals were not enough to help St. Louis overcome a 4-0 deficit to Columbus in the Jackets' wild 5-4 victory in preseason action on Thursday night.

Simon Hjalmarsson, Mark Letestu and Marko Dano each had two points for Columbus and helped them build a 4-0 lead just 13 minutes into Thursday's affair. But St. Louis battled back and nearly tied the game before dropping the contest by a goal. Brian Elliott started to steady after a shaky first period, making 17 saves on 22 shots throughout the night in the loss. Curtis McElhinney stopped 23 of 25 shots in two periods of work for the Jackets.
Sep 25 - 11:14 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and assist in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tarasenko skated on a line with Peter Mueller and Jori Lehtera. The 22-year-old will play a key offensive role with the Blues this season. He scored 21 goals and 43 points in 64 games last year. Assuming he stays healthy, Tarasenko should surpass those numbers in 2014-15. Jori Lehtera and Sebastian Wannstrom also scored for St. Louis.
Sep 21 - 9:49 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko will miss the World Championships to rehab an injured thumb.

The 22-year-old Tarasenko had a good season with 21 goals and 43 points in 64 games and also potted four goals in the first round of the playoffs. The Blues think he has a chance to be a top-notch first line player and want him to be ready for the start of the 2014-15 season, rather than playing for Russia at the Worlds. "He played with a cast on his hand in the playoffs and now we need to get that 100 percent healthy," GM Doug Armstrong said. "In three weeks to a month he'll have full strength. It wasn't 100 percent when he played. We need him to become an impact player and he's certainly tracking that way." Expect big things next season as he could hit the 30-35 goal mark.
May 3 - 7:01 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko will play on St. Louis' top line on Friday.

Tarasenko has four goals in four games in the 2014 playoffs. His linemates will be Vladimir Sobotka and Alexander Steen.
Apr 25 - 3:21 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in St. Louis 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago Wednesday night at United Center and the playoff series is now tied at 2-2.

Tarasenko scored his third and fourth goal of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, but it wasn't enough for the Blues. Maxim Lapierre also scored for the Blues in the loss.
Apr 24 - 3:21 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored with just 6.4 seconds left in regulation time to send Game 2 against Chicago to overtime.

That led to St. Louis earning its second straight overtime victory against Chicago. Tarasenko is on a four-game goal scoring streak, dating back to the regular season.
Apr 20 - 10:58 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Paul Stastny
2David Backes
3Patrik Berglund
4Jori Lehtera
5Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Joakim Lindstrom
4Magnus Paajarvi
5Steve Ott
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Chris Porter
4Dmitrij Jaskin
5Ryan Reaves
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Barret Jackman
6Jordan Leopold
7Ian Cole
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen