Vladimir Tarasenko RUMORS & NEWS

  • Friedman wonders about Tarasenko’s future with Blues

    Today's Slapshot "As part of a larger discussion on the St. Louis Blues: “The Tarasenko thing is amazing to me. Here’s a guy who they signed to a huge extension. He’s an $8 million dollar a year player. And very quietly all year, there have been rumblings that they haven’t been satisfied with him. And this..." May 25

  • Hitchcock: Tarasenko learning some really hard lessons

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues haven’t scored a goal in the last 150 minutes and 45 seconds of this Western Conference Final. They’ve been shut out in consecutive games and now trail the series 2-1 to the San Jose Sharks. As a team, the Blues have gone into a funk. Among those struggling to produce is..." May 20

  • Hitchcock shrugs off exchange with Tarasenko

    ESPN "Cameras caught a brief exchange between Blues coach Ken Hitchcock and star winger Vladimir Tarasenko on the Blues' bench after the second period of Game 6. It was clear Tarasenko wasn't thrilled with his lack of time on the Blues' power play. There was a heated exchange of words, and on Sunday,..." April 25

  • Is there a rift forming between Vladimir Tarasenko and Ken Hitchcock?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Is there some heat between St. Louis Blues superstar Vladimir Tarasenko and hard-nosed head coach Ken Hitchcock? Some are floating that thought, especially following what looked like a tense exchange (see video above) during Game 6. Hitchcock is the sort of “gruff” coach who, the story goes,..." April 24

  • Tarasenko riding historic playoff scoring pace

    The Score "It's a small sample size - Wayne Gretzky posted an NHL-best 0.59 goals per game in 208 playoff games - but Tarasenko's accomplishment is impressive considering he's only 24 years old. The Blues signed him to an eight-year, $60-million extension last summer, and he's delivered since, leading the..." April 20

  • Tarasenko told Blues to get Panarin before Blackhawks signed him

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Chicago left winger Artemi Panarin was a bit of a revelation to the NHL this season, breaking into the league and putting up 77 points in 80 games as a rookie. It was not a surprise to Vladimir Tarasenko, who had told the Blues previously about the talent of his close friend and fellow..." April 15

  • Tarasenko, Trocheck and Kinkaid named stars of week

    NHL.com "St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck and New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 13. FIRST STAR - VLADIMIR TARASENKO, RW, ST. LOUIS BLUES Tarasenko tied for the League lead..." March 14

  • Tarasenko, Parayko not on the ice today

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues held an optional skate Friday afternoon and neither Vladimir Tarasenko nor Colton Parayko were on the ice. Both were injured in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Tarasenko left the game briefly after a knee-to-knee collision with Anaheim's Shawn Horcoff in the second..." October 30

  • Tarasenko would prefer you just call him by his name

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Perhaps it started just after the Blues made Vladimir Tarasenko the No. 16 overall pick in the 2010 draft. A Russian player whom Blues fans knew little about at the time, former director of amateur scouting Jarmo Kekalainen tried to give everyone a picture of Tarasenko's style. “He’s a..." October 27

  • Blues' Gomez compares Tarasenko to Pavel Bure

    Winnipeg Free Press "HE made them pay. Twice. And if the Winnipeg Jets didn't already know about the deadly finish of Vladimir Tarasenko, they have the painful evidence now. The 23-year-old Russian -- drafted in the first round in 2010 by the St. Louis Blues -- was all over the scoresheet in Sunday's 4-2 win over..." October 19

  • Tarasenko Signs 8-Year, $60M Contract

    NHL.com "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year contract worth $60 million. Tarasenko, 23, had a breakout season in 2014-15, sharing 10th in the NHL overall with 73 points, fifth..." July 07

  • As free agency opens, Blues’ focus is Tarasenko

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The start of the NHL free agency period Wednesday will bring less fanfare to St. Louis than it did last summer. A year ago, the Blues were in competition for one of the crop’s top forwards, Paul Stastny, whom they landed with a four-year, $28 million contract. This offseason, the team has been..." July 01

  • Blues, Tarasenko are talking but no deal imminent

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A day before the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko will become a restricted free agent, general manager Doug Armstrong acknowledged Tuesday the two sides are continuing to discuss a contract extension but no agreement is imminent. "We're having conversations, but I think both sides think it's best to..." June 30

  • Blues are targeting Tarasenko

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Stanley Cup playoffs are now complete, the NHL offseason has commenced, and while the Blues have a long “to-do” list this summer, one item sits clearly at the top. The signing of pending restricted free-agent Vladimir Tarasenko is the No. 1 priority, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong..." June 18

  • Blues get Vladimir Tarasenko, Alexander Steen back before playoffs

    CBS Sports "The St. Louis Blues should be flying high already the day after clinching the Central Division title, but they got some even better news Friday. Forwards Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko, who have each been out more than a week with injury, will both return to the lineup for the final game..." April 10

  • Blues lose Tarasenko to lower-body injury

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The bad news: The Blues, who are already without Alexander Steen, will now be without Vladimir Tarasenko. The good news: The club says both will be ready for the playoffs, which begin April 15. Steen, in fact, could be back as soon as Thursday night against Calgary or perhaps by the weekend...." April 03

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Hitch said Tarasenko has a lower body injury and will miss tomorrow. Day to day. #stlblues

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    Lou Korac @lkorac10

    Tarasenko officially listed as a scratch. #stlblues

  • Tarasenko could be primed for breakout season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A year ago the Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko was ready to make his NHL debut. The league however wasn’t ready preparing to stage another lockout and delay the start of the 2012-13 season. The development inconvenienced many but for Tarasenko the No. 16 overall pick in 2010 it was especially..." August 22

  • Blues tell Tarasenko to improve conditioning

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Blues broke for the offseason, Vladimir Tarasenko headed back to Russia with a message from the club. “We’ve given him a clear mandate on what we expect when he gets back here, what we’re going to see from him on a conditioning level, the grind that he’s going to have to do," Blues..." June 11

  • Tarasenko inserted into lineup for Game 4

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Vladimir Tarasenko's English is getting much better. Reporters have spent the last few months posing their questions to Tarasenko slowly and with easy-to-understand words. Continuing down that road today, the Russian rookie was asked simply about being excited to make his NHL playoff debut in..." May 06

  • Blues say Tarasenko has learned hard lesson

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Now that Vladimir Tarasenko is back in the Blues’ lineup, the team’s goal is to keep him healthy. But that will require an increasing awareness on the ice for the Russian rookie who is playing on the smaller North American ice surface for the first time in his career. Even before Colorado’s..." March 17

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    Vladimir Tarasenko will return to the lineup tonight.

  • Tarasenko placed on IR with concussion symptoms

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is experiencing concussion symptoms stemming from Wednesday's hit by Colorado's Mark Olver. “He’s got a pretty severe facial laceration, (and) some form of concussion," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We really don’t know yet … the severity of it." The Blues..." February 22

  • Tarasenko leaves game after hit to the head

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues may have lost rookie Vladimir Tarasenko for a bit after Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Colorado. Tarasenko took a shot to the head on a check in the third period. He had to be helped from the ice and television replays suggested he was significantly stunned. He was taken to a nearby..." February 21