— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) March 16, 2014
Replacing a dynamic player like Tarasenko is nearly impossible, but the Blues have one of the deepest forward groups in the NHL. The injury simply opens up chances for other players to show head coach Ken Hitchcock that they can step up when the need arises.
Everyone knows that guys like T.J. Oshie, David Backes and Alexander Steen will continue to produce like they have been. St. Louis has a few players on their roster that need to elevate their games with Tarasenko out of the lineup. Depth is supposed to be one of the hallmarks of this team, so let’s take a look at who the Blues will be leaning on for the next six weeks or so.
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