Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko to undergo hand surgery

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

St. Louis, MO, United States (4E Sports) – The St. Louis Blues announced that forward Vladimir Tarasenko will undergo surgery after suffering a right-hand injury during their 4-1 win against the Nashville Predators Saturday.

According to the team, Tarasenko’s procedure will be performed Wednesday and he will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

The Blues recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.

The 22-year-old Tarasenko has 43 points (21 goals, 22 assists) and a plus-20 rating in 64 games this season. The Blues’ first-round pick (No. 16) at the 2010 NHL Draft, he has 29 goals and 33 assists in 102 games.

Jaskin, 20, has 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 42 games for Chicago. He has one goal and one assist in nine games for the Blues.

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