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February 19, 2020 12:28 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Positive injury news
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Doug Armstrong believes Tarasenko (shoulder) will return before the end of the regular season, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

Armstrong even hinted that Tarasenko could beat the initial five-month timeline and return in early or mid-March, according to Lou Korac of, although the former is certainly aggressive because this was Tarasenko's second shoulder surgery in three years. Another sign pointing toward Tarasenko's return before the playoffs is that Armstrong is only looking for "hockey trades" leading up to the Feb. 24 deadline, meaning he expects the sniper's $7.5 million cap hit to be on the books by the end of the season. Barring a setback, Tarasenko could be available for the fantasy playoff period, and he may be worth a stash for managers in the hunt.

January 30, 2020 07:16 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Timeline to return remains hazy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Doug Armstrong said Tarasenko's (shoulder) timeline to return could be closer to six months, which would have him back in late April, Kevin Woodley of reports.

Tarasenko underwent his second shoulder surgery in three years back in October, and the initial timeline would have him returning in late March if everything went as planned. While the Russian sniper has been skating for over a week now, that reveals little about his shoulder's progress, and Armstrong is holding back optimism at this time. The Blues plan to re-evaluate him a couple weeks ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline to decide if they'll utilize their cap savings from placing Tarasenko on long-term IR to acquire a top-six forward. If the team opts to bring in such a player, we can effectively rule out Tarasenko for the rest of the regular season.

January 21, 2020 03:20 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Starts skating again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko (shoulder) began skating again Sunday, reports.

Tarasenko is recovering from the second shoulder surgery of his career, and he still resides on long-term IR with hopes to return toward the end of March. Keep in mind that if the Blues leave him on LTIR for the rest of the regular season, it will free up $7.5 million of cap space that they can use at the trade deadline to add to their forward corps for another Stanley Cup run. If the team makes such a trade, it will likely rule the perennial 30-goal scorer out for the rest of the regular season.

October 29, 2019 02:48 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Surfaces on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

Tarasenko underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday and is facing a five-month recovery timetable, so this move was expected. Unfortunately for his owners, in a best case scenario, the Russian sniper will be ready to return just before the playoffs get underway, so there's no reason to hold on to him in redraft leagues. If the Blues aren't in contention for a playoff spot if and when Tarasenko is cleared to return, he'll almost certainly just get shutdown for the remainder of the campaign. If that comes to fruition, the 27-year-old winger will finish the 2019-20 season having totaled three goals and 10 points in 10 appearances.

October 29, 2019 04:36 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Faces five-month absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and miss at least five months.

Tarasenko has a history of shoulder issues, as he also underwent surgery following the 2017-18 season and played through an injury during the Blues' Stanley Cup run. It's unclear if the injury he sustained during last Thursday's win over the Kings is related, but it'll be a major blow to the Blues either way. Tarasenko started the Cup defense hot with three goals and 10 points over the first 10 games. His prolonged absence will keep him from extending his current streak of five seasons with 30-plus goals. Tarasenko has a chance to return in March if his recovery follows course. He's a candidate for long-term injured reserve to save the Blues cap space.

October 25, 2019 02:40 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Won't travel for two-game trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko (upper body) will miss the Blues' next two games and will be reevaluated Monday.

The Blues embark on a two game road trip with stops in Boston on Saturday and Detroit on Sunday. The team hopes to have a better grasp on Tarasenko's timeline to return when he's rechecked Monday, but it's at least a positive sign that they're not ruling him out long term yet. The Blues will likely choose between Robert Thomas and Robby Fabbri to take Tarasenko's place in the top six.

October 24, 2019 08:56 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Exits game Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko suffered an upper-body injury and won't return to Thursday's game against the Kings, Lou Korac of reports.

It's unclear how the Russian picked up the injury, but he was forced to leave in the first period of the contest. In Tarasenko's stead, David Perron could be in line to bump up to the first line, with Colton Parayko the likely beneficiary to run the point on the power play. It's likely the team will have an update on Tarasenko following the clash or in the coming days.

October 21, 2019 11:24 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Extends streak with big night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko scored on his lone shot and added two assists in Moinday's 3-1 win over Colorado. He also tacked on a game-high four hits and was plus-2.

Tarasenko gathered a bounce off the end boards and found the net from a difficult angle to close out the scoring late in the third period. He's now riding a five-game point streak with three goals and five assists during that stretch. After a relatively quiet start to the season (two assists in four games), the five-time 30-goal scorer appears to be hitting his stride.

October 19, 2019 10:40 AM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Scores second goal of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko scored a goal on a season-high seven shots during St. Louis' 4-3 shootout loss to Vancouver on Thursday.

Tarasenko was stuck in a scoring drought for the first five games of the season, but he's found the back of the net in each of his last two appearances. His shot totals have also increased -- he registered 10 in his first five games, but 12 in his last two -- so he seems to be trending in the right direction.

October 12, 2019 11:36 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Pair of helpers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko collected two assists, one coming on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Canadiens.

The Russian-born sniper continues to be shut out of the goal column through five games but has collected four assists for his efforts. Tarasenko will surely find the back of the net before long but until then, he seems perfectly content to set up teammates for goals as opposing teams look to shut him down on a nightly basis.

October 7, 2019 10:52 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Collects assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko recorded an assist, three shots and three hits in Monday's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

Tarasenko helped out on the game-tying goal by Brayden Schenn at 19:12 of the second period. The Russian winger has managed two helpers and eight shots in three games so far. It's too early to be concerned about the goose egg in the goal column -- Tarasenko has scored no fewer than 33 times in each of the last five seasons, so the goals will come eventually.

September 25, 2019 12:24 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Tarasenko missed Tuesday's exhibition against Dallas due to an illness, but he'll be a candidate to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's preseason matchup with Detroit. Either way, it's safe to assume the Russian winger will be 100 percent healthy for St. Louis' Oct. 2 regular-season opener against the Capitals.

September 24, 2019 11:04 AM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: No go Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko (illness) won't play Tuesday against Dallas.

Tarasenko missed Monday's practice due to an illness and evidently is still under the weather. He'll set his sights on rejoining the lineup for Thursday's preseason matchup with Detroit or Friday's exhibition match against the Capitals.

September 23, 2019 01:20 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Under the weather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko missed practice Monday due to illness, Lou Korac of reports.

If Tarasenko misses Tuesday's preseason matchup with Dallas, it will likely be precautionary. The Russian was limited to just 76 games last year due to a knee issue, but should be ready for Opening Night against Washington on Oct. 2. If he can avoid further injury, the winger should be capable of getting back over the 70-point threshold in 2019-20.

September 13, 2019 03:20 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Given all-clear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tarasenko (knee) is ready to roll after dealing with offseason knee and shoulder issues, Lou Korac of reports.

Tarasenko's shoulder issues didn't stop him from lifting Lord Stanley's cup at the end of the year, having racked up 11 goals and six assists in 26 postseason contests. The Russian winger will be looking to put up his sixth straight 65-plus point campaign this season. If he stays healthy, he could even creep back over the 70-point mark for the fourth time in his career.

June 25, 2019 05:56 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Undergoes arthroscopic surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 19, 2019 10:24 AM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Dealing with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 12, 2019 11:36 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Delivers assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 30, 2019 12:56 AM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Points in eight straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 27, 2019 11:48 PM
Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Point streak at seven games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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2014-15St. Louis1442.9104:1515310:520:480000
2015-16St. Louis6214.5360:1254942:051:452001
2016-17St. Louis446.8229:0527637:360:000000
2018-19St. Louis9012.2476:2264681:540:194002

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