Blues' head coach Ken Hitchcock said that Tarasenko had a few rough days battling illness, but feels good enough to play tonight. Tarasenko skated on with Jori Lehtera and Alex Steen in practice this morning, so expect to see him there tonight. He has one goal and four assists in seven games.
Tarasenko (illness) took part in the Blues morning skate; could be available for Tuesday.
Tarasenko missed practice on Monday and was listed as questionable for tonight, but his participation in the morning skate suggests that he will be in the lineup. The Blues did not provide a definitive work on Tarasenko's status, so he will likely be a game-time decision.
The Blues have been hit hard by illness recently and it could hold Tarasenko out of tomorrow's meeting with the Stars. He has one goal and four assists in seven games, but keep an eye on him during tomorrow's morning skate.
The Blues are not in action tonight, so do not be too concerned, it is likely just a maintenance day for Tarasenko. He will probably be back on the ice for the Blues morning skate tomorrow and play vs. the Stars.
Tarasenko has been sidelined since March 15th after undergoing surgery on a broken hand. He was expected to miss six weeks, but he will be back in the lineup two weeks ahead of schedule. Tarasenko tallied 21 goals and 22 assists in 64 games this season. He will skate on the second line with Vladimir Sobotka and Jaden Schwartz.
Tarasenko (hand) is expected to be back in round 1; questionable for game 1.
Tarasenko has not played since suffering an injury to his right hand in the final moments of a game at Nashville on March 15. Tarasenko, who had 21 goals this season, had a cast removed on Monday and skated without that protection for the first time on Tuesday. He looked good while shooting and handling pucks. “We'll see,” Tarasenko said, when asked how soon he could play. “I don't know yet. We'll see tomorrow.
Tarasenko will miss six weeks after undergoing surgery on his hand.
Tarasenko injured his right hand against Nashville over the weekend, will undergo surgery Wednesday. Tarasenko had a goal against the Predators, giving him six points during a five-game streak. The 22-year-old right wing is tied for second on the team with 21 goals. The Blues recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from the AHL on an emergency basis.
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.