“Bluesman” Tarasenko Is Back in the Saddle
ST.LOUIS – August 7, 2018
St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is all-ready for the upcoming season: he skated with the team on Monday for the first time since he had shoulder surgery in April.
The 26-year-old forward was injured April 7 in a collision with Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog midway through the first period of a 5-2 loss in the final regular-season game for each team. He had surgery four days later.
"I need to talk about it with the doctors more, but I'm cleared to skate with the group, but only with some contact right now," Tarasenko told the Blues website. "But I can shoot. I feel great and I feel stronger. I'm ready for the season."