Tarasenko will undergo a third surgery on his shoulder and will be re-evaluated in five months.
Based on the Blues' timeline, Tarasenko won't be reassessed until late January, which means he likely won't be close to returning until at least February. While the 2020-21 season is set for a delayed start, the Russian winger will almost certainly miss a significant chunk of time. The 27-year-old winger was limited to a mere 10 regular-season contests due to his shoulder problem, though he registered a point per game in those outings. After logging four playoff appearances, he once again found himself on the shelf. Once the new league year begins, Tarasenko will start the campaign on long-term injured reserve in order to give the Blues some cap space.