Tarasenko (illness) will be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Tarasenko acknowledged he was worried, disappointed to miss Thursday’s game against Boston with the flu-like symptoms and fearful the illness might impact his Olympic experience. “Yeah, I was worried,” said Tarasenko, who has 18 goals and 15 assists. “It happens to everybody, but I wanted to get better as soon as possible.”
Tarasenko has not been completely ruled out, but it does not sound like he will play. With the Olympics on the horizon and Tarasenko playing for Russia, it will be no surprise if he is held out. Dmitrij Jaskin will slide into the lineup for Tarasenko.
Tarasenko (flu) appears set to return to the Blues lineup.
Tarasenko missed the last two games with the flu, but should be back in tonight. He was skating on a line with with Vladimir Sobotka and Magnus Paajarvi at the morning skate. Tarasenko has three goals and six assists (9 points) in his last nine games.
Tarasenko is questionable tonight because of the flu.
The Blues are in Detroit tonight, but they may be without Tarasenko who is currently fighting the flu. Tarasenko hasn't scored in his last four games but has totalled 15 goals and 14 assists (29 points) in 47 games this season. Adam Cracknell will draw into the lineup if Tarasenko can't play.
Looks like Tarasenko is a player tonight. Will confirm with Hitch. #stlblues
Tarasenko was skating on a line with Jaden Schwartz and Vladamir Sobotka today at practice. It appears as if he will return to the lineup tonight after missing the Blues last 10 games with a concussion. Check back for confirmation.
Hitch said McDonald & Tarasenko will be evaluated in the morning to see where they are, leaving the door open for possible return Saturday.
Tarasenko has been out for the last 10 games with a concussion. Concussion's are touchy so it his hard to put a timetable on his return. There is a chance that he could play tomorrow but consider him questionable at best.
Vlad Tarasenko brought a bucket of pucks to the ice surface just to get feel for puck. No skating, just throwing some pucks at the goal.
This is the first time Tarasenko has skated since he suffered a concussion on February 20. Concussions are tricky so there is no timetable for his return but it is positive news that he was at the rink.
Tarasenko was hit hard on Wednesday and suffered a concussion. He has been placed on IR and like all concussions they are very unpredictable. It appears Tarasenko is going to miss at least a week but monitor his status in the next couple of days.
It's obviously only two games, but Tarasenko is currently tied with Hossa and Vanek for most points in the NHL (5).
The rookie Tarasenko has been the talk of the town in St. Louis. He scored two spectacular goals in the season opener and then added a goal and 2 assists last night. The kid is on fire and if he is somehow still available in your league, jump all over that and ride this streak.