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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'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

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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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Patrik Berglund
4Jori Lehtera
5Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Magnus Paajarvi
4Joakim Lindstrom
5Steve Ott
6Peter Mueller
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Chris Porter
4Ryan Reaves
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Barret Jackman
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Jordan Leopold
7Ian Cole
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen