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Vladimir Tarasenko | Winger | #91

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (16) / STL
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Vladimir Tarasenko's recovery from shoulder surgery is progressing nicely, according to Blues GM Doug Armstrong.
"He's actually spending his whole summer here," Armstrong said. "He's working hard. He saw our doctors. They're very impressed with his range of motion, so he's putting in the time on that part and now he'll be able to start doing other forms of conditioning with that shoulder which will benefit him." Tarasenko had the operation in April and was expected to need four-to-six months to recover. Given that timetable, there is some question as to whether he'll be ready for the start of training camp. Jun 15 - 11:30 AM

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Vladimir Tarasenko underwent reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday.

Tarasenko, who is slated to need four-to-six months to recover, will be re-evaluated at training camp in September. He suffered a dislocated shoulder in St. Louis' regulars-season finale against Colorado.
Apr 11 - 11:33 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko's upper-body injury is a dislocated shoulder and he'll have surgery on Wednesday.

Tarasenko could need four-to-six months to recover from the injury, which puts his availability for the start of training camp in question. Blues GM Doug Armstrong did say that Tarasenko might be available for the start of camp while Tarasenko believes he'll be available for the 2018-19 season opener. That all said, there's also the question of how this injury might impact his summer training. It's an X-Factor to consider when considering Tarasenko's value for 2018-19.
Apr 10 - 12:22 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko's upper-body injury is "pretty significant," according to Blues coach Mike Yeo.

Tarasenko suffered the injury in the first period of Saturday's game and couldn't return. The Blues went on to lose the contest to Colorado and thus St. Louis didn't advance to the playoffs. With that in mind, Tarasenko now has all summer to recover, though depending on the extent of the injury, it's possible that it could interfere with his offseason training plans.
Apr 8 - 7:37 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko has suffered an upper-body injury and will miss the rest of tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

It's a big blow for the Blues who are currently down 2-1 in a winner take all for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Tarasenko will finish the regular season with 33 goals and 66 points in 80 games.
Apr 7 - 10:46 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blues were one point out of a playoff spot heading into tonight's game, so they'll be really disappointed about letting these two points slip away. Tarasenko helped set up Brayden Schenn's goal early in the second period before adding one of his own to extend his team's lead to 3-1 at the time. Unfortunately for the St. Louis, they fell apart, as they allowed Chicago to score three unanswered goals including the game-winner with less than 10 seconds remaining in regulation. Tarasenko now has 33 goals and 66 points in 78 games this season. He's picked up eight points in his last seven games.
Apr 4 - 10:56 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Tarasenko opened the scoring just 3:38 into the first period when he skated into the slot and fired a wrist shot past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. Unfortunately for the Blues, the Caps scored three unanswered goals in the second frame and never looked back. Tarasenko now has 32 goals and 64 points in 77 games this season. He's surpassed the 30-goal mark in each of his last four seasons. Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues on Monday night. At the time of this post, St. Louis finds themselves one point behind Colorado for the final Wild Card spot in the West. The Avalanche are playing Los Angeles tonight.
Apr 2 - 10:55 PM

The St. Louis Blues were shut out by the Arizona Coyotes 6-0 tonight.

It's a tough loss for the Blues who had a great opportunity to pull away from the Colorado Avalanche in the battle for the last Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Tarasenko fired off a game-high six shots but none could get in behind Antti Raanta who stood on his head tonight. The Russian forward remains at 31 goals and 63 points this season.
Apr 1 - 12:19 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks.

Tarasenko's power-play tally at the 12:03 mark of the third period tied the game at two. He then added the game-winning goal at the 2:33 mark of overtime. The Russian sniper finished the night with four shots on goal in 20:07 of ice time. The 26-year-old has 31 goals and 62 points in 74 games this season. Tarasenko has found the back of the net in three consecutive games. If the Blues want to get into the playoffs, they'll need Tarasenko to keep rolling like this. Oskar Sundqvist also scored a goal for the Blues on Tuesday night.
Mar 27 - 10:50 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Tarasenko has found the back of the net in two straight games since returning to the lineup from an upper-body injury. He was credited with his fourth game-winning goal of the season. Tarasenko has recorded 29 goals and 60 points in 73 games this season.
Mar 25 - 1:24 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in Friday's 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Tarasenko made his way back into the lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury. The Blues forward gave his team a 3-1 lead just 14 seconds into the third frame. Tarasenko has 28 goals and 59 points in 72 games this season.
Mar 24 - 10:33 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body) has declared himself good to go for Friday night.

Tarasenko, who has missed two games due to an upper-body injury, worked on the top power-play unit during the morning skate and said after the session that he will return. He should be activated immediately.
Mar 23 - 12:15 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body) might return on Friday.

Tarasenko took part in the Thursday practice and now the Blues are optimistic about his availability. He has missed the team's last two games.
Mar 22 - 3:31 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body) will not play on Wednesday.

Tarasenko was injured on Saturday and missed Sunday's game as a result. He also wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, which makes this latest announcement unsurprising. He has 27 goals and 58 points in 71 contests this season.
Mar 21 - 12:16 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body) didn't practice Tuesday and he's doubtful for Wednesday's match against Boston.

Tarasenko was injured in Saturday's game against the New York Rangers when he took an elbow to the head on his first shift. He wasn't able to play on Sunday. "We were hopeful that he was going to be able to come to the rink and practice today," coach Mike Yeo said, "and once we determined that wasn't going to happen ... I would say he's doubtful for tomorrow."
Mar 20 - 6:12 PM

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5Patrik Berglund
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3Robby Fabbri
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Alexander Steen
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