Tarasenko had a goal and an assist in a win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday. Tarasenko is up to eight points now and looks like he's going to be in position to set a new career high in points. That would put him above 75, which would thrill the Blues and his owners.
Tarasenko scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Lightning. Tarasenko has six points in six games. He has averaged more than 38 goals in each of his last three seasons, and he hit 40 two seasons ago. Right now, Tarasenko is looking every bit the 75-point stud he has been for the last few seasons. He's soon to be 26, so there may even be another gear in his game, too.
Tarasenko's two goals were critical in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over the Islanders. The rumored health issues haven't bothered Tarasenko, who's averaging better than a point per game through the Blues' first three contests. The star winger picked up right where he left off last year and should be a fixture in fantasy lineups.
Tarasenko (undisclosed) was on the ice for the team's training camp session Friday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Tarasenko dealt with some issues late in the season and during the offseason, but has evidently avoided surgery that he was initially rumored to need. The star winger collected a career-high 75 points last season and figures to have another strong campaign on tap in 2017-18 if he remains healthy.
Despite reports to the contrary Monday, GM Doug Armstrong said that Tarasenko (undisclosed) will not require surgery during Tuesday's end-of-season media session, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. There's still no indication as to the nature of Tarasenko's injury, but Armstrong confirmed that the sniper "has issues" physically. In the aforementioned report, Tarasenko was ruled out of the ongoing IIHF World Championship due to the surgery, so now it's unclear whether he will make the trip across the Atlantic to represent his country.
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