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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
18-7-1 37
15-7-5 35
13-10-2 28
13-11-2 28
12-10-2 26
12-15-0 24
8-13-4 20
7-15-4 18

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 13 20 -11 17:46 8

Top Vladimir Tarasenko News

  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Provides helper Thursday

    Tarasenko registered an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.

    Tarasenko set up a Robert Thomas goal in the second period. Over the last seven games, Tarasenko has been doing his part with three goals and four helpers, but the Blues' offense remains frustratingly inconsistent. The star winger is up to 20 points, 64 shots, 24 hits and a minus-11 rating through 25 appearances this season.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: First goal in 10 games

    Tarasenko scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime victory over Florida.

    The Blues rallied from a three-goal, third-period deficit in an eight-minute span, culminating with a Tarasenko snipe at 16:11. He snuck into the left slot unmarked and was able to wire a shot far side shelf over Spencer Knight's glove. The goal was the sniper's first in 10 games. After bursting from the gate with six points in his first three games, Tarasenko struggled with seven points in his next 16 contests. Saturday was a welcome outburst.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Back at practice

    Tarasenko (illness) returned to practice Monday, Lou Korac of reports.

    Tarasenko looks set to rejoin the lineup after having been sidelined for the previous two contests. Prior to his absence, Tarasenko was stuck in a seven-game goal drought during which he registered 16 shots. With Tarasenko healthy, he should jump back into a top-six role in addition to linking up with one of the power-play units.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Still out against Ducks

    Tarasenko (illness) will not be available versus Anaheim on Monday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

    Tarasenko will miss his second straight game as he continues to deal with an illness. Prior to his absence, the Russian winger was stuck in a seven-game goal drought, though he did put 16 shots on net and registered four assists over that stretch. Once cleared to play, Tarasenko should immediately jump back into a top-six role in addition to getting minutes with the power play.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Not playing Saturday

    Tarasenko will sit out Saturday's game against the Ducks with an illness, Lou Korac of reports.

    Tarasenko didn't take part in the morning skate and will miss at least one game. Alexei Toropchenko is slated to play alongside Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich on Saturday night. Tarasenko has four goals and 13 points through 16 games this year.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Provides two assists vs. Capitals

    Tarasenko registered two assists in a 5-4 shootout win against the Capitals on Thursday.

    Tarasenko enjoyed his fourth multi-point game of the campaign. He's contributed four goals and 13 points in 16 games this season. He was averaging 17:55 of ice time entering Thursday and he's expected to get those kind of minutes throughout the season. That should help him maintain or even improve upon his current scoring pace.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Contributes helper in win

    Tarasenko recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche.

    Tarasenko is mired in a five-game goal drought, and he's managed just two assists in that span. The 30-year-old winger started the year in great form, but he's since cooled off, though the Blues' line shuffling has him still in a top-six role. For the season, he's at 11 points, 40 shots on net, 16 hits and a minus-4 rating through 14 contests.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Two points in losing effort

    Tarasenko scored an even-strength goal and a power-play assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders.

    The 30-year-old gave the Blues a 1-0 lead midway through the first period and helped set up Robert Thomas in the third, but in between the game was all Isles. Tarasenko continues to show he's an elite offensive threat as long as he stays healthy, and through nine games he's racked up four goals and nine points.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Dishes trio of helpers

    Tarasenko produced three assists, four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.

    After a two-goal effort in the Blues' opener, Tarasenko played provider in the second game of the season. Two of his assists were primary, including on Justin Faulk's game-winner 2:10 into overtime. With five points, a plus-4 rating and eight shots on net through two contests, Tarasenko is showing that his career-best 82-point effort from last season was no fluke.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Two goals help lead way

    Tarasenko scored two goals Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

    It was a great opener for Tarasenko, who is coming off the most productive season of his career (34 goals, 82 points in 75 games). He made it 2-0 at 1:04 of the second period when he beat Elvis Merzlikins short side from the right circle and then put in an unassisted marker at 18:29 of the third to make it 5-2.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Back at practice Friday

    Tarasenko practiced on the second line Friday, according to Lou Korac of

    Tarasenko practiced with Pavel Buchnevich and Robert Thomas and is fully recovered from an illness that kept him sidelined this week. Look for a big season from Tarasenko, who is in the final year of his contract. He had his best season points-wise in the NHL in 2021-22, scoring 34 goals and adding 48 assists in 75 games.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Practices, won't play Thursday

    Tarasenko (illness) practiced, but he won't participate in Thursday's preseason game against Columbus, per Lou Korac of

    It was previously reported that Tarasenko was expected to play Thursday, but apparently that was a miscommunication. Tarasenko hasn't suffered any kind of setback and might still get into Saturday's preseason finale.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Back at it

    Tarasenko (illness) is expected to play in Thursday's preseason game versus Columbus, Lou Korac of reports.

    Tarasenko missed a few days of practice due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The 30-year-old winger should see top-line usage against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Out with illness

    Tarasenko is under the weather and didn't practice Monday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    While Tarasenko's illness is unlikely to impact his availability long term, he should probably be considered questionable heading into Tuesday's preseason tilt with Minnesota. After playing in just 34 games between 2019-21, Tarasenko appeared to have put his injury woes behind him last year, logging 75 contests in which he notched 34 goals, his highest goal total since 2016-17.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: One of each in Game 5 win

    Tarasenko scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche in Game 5.

    Tarasenko sparked the Blues' comeback in the second period, then set up Robert Thomas for the game-tying goal late in the third. This was Tarasenko's first multi-point game since his Game 5 hat trick against the Wild. He'd been limited to a single assist in the first four games in the second round. Overall, the winger is at six tallies, three helpers, 30 shots on net, 20 hits and a minus-3 rating in 11 playoff outings.

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  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Contributes power-play helper

    Tarasenko registered a power-play assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche in Game 2.

    Tarasenko helped out on the first of David Perron's two goals in the game, which came on a 5-on-3 advantage. The 30-year-old Tarasenko is at five goals, two helpers, 18 shots on net, 15 hits and a minus-3 rating through eight playoff contests. Three of his seven points have been of the power-play variety.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 228 lbs
Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia
Age: 30
Experience: 10
Shoots: Left