Feb 19, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) shoots against the San Jose Sharks in the third period at the Scottrade Center. San Jose defeated St. Louis 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Vladimir Tarasenko Injury Update

Since sustaining an head injury and facial laceration on February 20, 2013, Vladimir Tarasenko has been out of the Blues lineup.  While he is still listed on the injured reserve, the Blues have listed Tarasenko as day-to-day with a concussion.  While it may seem encouraging that he is now day-to-day, he has yet to practice on the ice with the team in some time.  Despite his injury and slow return to the game, there may be some good news coming out of the St. Louis Blues camp.

Tarasenko had six goals and six assists through 17 games when he suffered the injury and looked to be a candidate for the Calder.  While Tarasenko has yet to step back onto the ice, he is beginning to work out again.  Jeremy Rutherford of the Post Dispatch is reporting that Tarasenko has been riding and exercise bike.

While this is not the news that many Blues fans hope to hear, it is a good sign that he is able to work out while not on the ice.  The better conditioned Vladimir Tarasenko is when he can skate with the team again, the sooner his return could be.

More as we have it.


-Alex Hodschayan

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  • bluenotebacker

    Thanks for the update, Alex! IMO given the direction the team seems to be headed this season, the Blues should *not* hurry him back or really hope to see him in games again this year. You certainly don’t want to limit him if he does get back into game-ready shape, but it would be highly damaging to the team’s future if he were to sustain another concussion so soon.

    • Alex Hodschayan

      I agree. As much as I would like to see him on the ice, I know that it is best to take our time with him. Let him go at his own pace. He will be a great NHLer for a long time and we don’t want to risk chronic concussions with him.