Now that the 2014 Winter Olympics are over, the St. Louis Blues have recalled winger Dmitrij Jaskin from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. He was sent down during the Winter Games to get some playing time, but will now rejoin the NHL club as the Blues prepare to get back into action this week.
No surprise here, but the #StlBlues have recalled Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago.
— Andrew Allsman (@allsmandrew) February 24, 2014
The 6’2″, 196-pound Jaskin has played the part of a yo-yo this season, receiving several cups of coffee in St. Louis but never really sticking. He’s spent seven games in the pros so far this season, and scored his first NHL goal against the Chicago Blackhawks on December 28.
That tally showed off Jaskin’s slick hands around the net and his nose for rebounds.
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) December 29, 2013
Jaskin has been outstanding for the Wolves this season, scoring 14 goals and adding 14 assists through 39 games played in the minors. That’s good for third in team scoring despite the fact that he’s seen notably fewer games than leader Ty Rattie (53 games played) and Mark Mancari (43 games played).
Originally drafted by the Blues with the 41st- overall selection in 2011, the Russian native has slowly matured into one of the top prospects in the organization. It’s unclear at this juncture whether or not he’ll stick in St. Louis this time around, but he’s undoubtedly a guy that the Blues are looking for big things out of.
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