Tarasenko (shoulder) recently underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
The Blues already revealed that Tarasenko was playing through a shoulder injury during the Stanley Cup Finals against Boston, but the star forward was also clearly dealing with an injured knee towards the end of the campaign. The 27-year-old Russian will be reevaluated in four weeks, so a more clear-cut timetable for his recovery should be established then. For now, he doesn't appear to be in any danger of not being ready for training camp.
Tarasenko played through a shoulder injury that he suffered during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals against Boston, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Tarasenko was able to play through the injury during the final five games of the series, but it clearly impacted his performance, as he was only able to pick up one goal and two points over that span after racking up five goals and 10 points in the Blues' previous 10 contests. General manager Doug Armstrong described Tarasenko's injury as "nothing too serious," so it doesn't sound like it will have much of an impact on the Russian sniper's offseason program. Nonetheless, fantasy owners considering snagging the 27-year-old in drafts this year will want to circle back for an update on his health once training camp gets underway in September.
Tarasenko notched an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Bruins in Game 7.
Tarasenko scored three goals and added one helper in seven games in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Russian winger finished the postseason with 11 goals and 17 points in 26 appearances, adding 50 hits and 90 shots on goal.
Tarasenko scored his 10th goal of the playoffs Wednesday in a 3-2 overtime win against Boston in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Wednesday's win saw Tarasenko, in addition to scoring, dish out three hits. The Russian's goal came on a rebound -- off a shot from Jaden Schwartz -- and was Tarasenko's 10th point in his last eight games. In total, Taranseko has scored 10 goals and tallied 15 assists in 21 playoff games, making him as consistent a performer as you'll find in the league today.
Tarasenko scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Russian winger picked up right where he left off nearly a week ago, potting his tally in the second period to give the Blues a 2-0 lead at the time. He'll need to be at the top of his game, but riding a seven-game point streak (four goals, five helpers) at this time of year makes Tarasenko one of the best fantasy options in the Cup finals.
Tarasenko scored a power-play goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks in Game 6.
The first-period tally would ultimately stand as the series-clinching goal, as the Sharks only beat Blues goalie Jordan Binnington once. Tarasenko registered a point in every game of the Western Conference finals, compiling three goals and five helpers in the six-game series after managing just five goals in the first two rounds combined. Tarasenko will need to continue to be the center of the Blues' offense as they meet the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Tarasenko scored a goal and added two assists, one on the power play, during Sunday's 5-0 win over the Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
The 27-year-old sniper had been remarkably quiet so far in the postseason, managing only one multi-point effort while scoring six goals and nine points through 17 games coming into Sunday, but Tarasenko picked a great time to bust out. He'll look to extend his five-game point streak Tuesday on home ice, as the Blues attempt to advance to their first Stanley Cup appearance in nearly a half-century.
Tarasenko provided a power-play helper and three hits in Friday's 2-1 win over the Sharks in Game 4.
Tarasenko has recorded one point in each game of the series, with a goal and three helpers to go with 12 shots and 13 hits in four contests. He only had five points through the Blues' first 13 playoff games, but it's safe to say his previous struggles are behind him now. Tarasenko will need to continue to produce as the series shifts to San Jose for a pivotal Game 5.
Tarasenko scored a goal on three shots and added four hits in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks in Game 3.
Tarasenko has a goal and two helpers in three games versus the Sharks, while also tallying 10 shots and 10 hits. He was limited to three goals in seven games in the second round against the Stars. Overall, Tarasenko has produced eight points in 16 contests in the postseason.
Tarasenko managed an assist and six shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Sharks in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
Tarasenko accounted for nearly a quarter of all the pucks directed at Sharks goalie Martin Jones, but he was unable to find twine for the fifth straight game. Tarasenko has struggled a bit with seven points through 15 games, but he has recorded an assist in both games versus the Sharks.
Tarasenko posted an assist and four hits but also went minus-3 in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Tarasenko has only produced five goals and a helper in 14 appearances during the playoffs, which is far lower than expected of the star winger. In what should be a high-scoring series against the Sharks, Tarasenko will need to break out of his funk if the Blues are to have a chance at playing for the Stanley Cup.
Tarasenko scored a power-play goal on two shots and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Stars in Game 4.
Tarasenko has scored three goals in the series, giving him five tallies overall in the playoffs. He also has 19 hits and 36 shots on goal so far. Four of his goals have come on the man advantage. He's playing a bit one-dimensionally, but when that one dimension is goals, it's still enough for fantasy owners to work with.
Tarasenko scored two goals with one coming on the power play in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 1.
Tarasenko needed just one game in the second round to match his scoring output over six games against the Jets in the first round. The five-time 30-goal scorer will look to keep impacting the scoresheet in Saturday's Game 2.
Tarasenko lit the lamp on the power play of Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Jets.
Tarasenko continues to shoot at a high volume with 18 shots through four playoff games. It's paying off, too, as he now has power-play goals in back-to-back games, although both contests ended in defeat. Tarasenko now has 24 goals in 48 career playoff games, which is the highest mark for all Western Conference players since 2014, according to Sportsnet.
Tarasenko scored a power-play marker on three shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Jets in Game 3.
Tarasenko didn't make it on the scoresheet in the first two games of the series, but he broke the mini-slump in Sunday's loss. He has fired 12 shots on goal and added four hits in the series so far. Tarasenko has scored no less than 33 goals in the last five campaigns, so there's an expectation for him to make a stronger showing in the playoffs.
Tarasenko scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 shootout win over Vancouver on Saturday.
The goal ended a 16-game drought on the power play. But Tarasenko is riding a four-game, seven-point streak (three goals, four assists) and has 68 points, including 33 goals, in 76 games. Tarasenko is heating up at the right time for the Blues as they enter the postseason.
Tarasenko finished Thursday's 7-3 win over Philadelphia with a pair of assists, one coming on the power play.
Now with five points over his last three games, Tarasenko sits at 66 points with just one game separating him from the postseason. It's been yet another quality campaign for the Russian-born sniper, who'll now look to add to an already impressive playoff resume, one that includes 32 points in 44 career games.
Tarasenko scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Blackhawks.
He did miss a chance to extend the shootout in the final round, but otherwise it was another strong performance from Tarasenko. The 27-year-old has delivered at least 30 goals and 60 points in five straight seasons, and with Wednesday's helper he's reached 20 power-play points for the third time in the last four campaigns.
Tarasenko scored a goal in Monday's shootout win over the Avalanche.
Tarasenko picked up an rebound off Ryan O'Reilly's shot and jammed it through Philipp Grubauer's five hole to put the Blues up 2-0 early in the third period. This was Tarasenko's 31st goal of the season, and he has as many assists through 73 games.
Tarasenko posted a goal and an assist in a 4-3 victory against the Lightning on Saturday.
These were Tarasenko's first points since returning from an upper-body injury on March 19. In three of the last five games in which he's played, Tarasenko has registered two points. He has 29 goals and 60 points in 69 games this season. Tarasenko has registered at least 60 points in five straight seasons, and he's one goal shy of posting his fifth consecutive 30-goal campaign.
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