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Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in St. Louis 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago Wednesday night at United Center and the playoff series is now tied at 2-2.

Tarasenko scored his third and fourth goal of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, but it wasn't enough for the Blues. Maxim Lapierre also scored for the Blues in the loss.

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Vladimir Tarasenko scored with just 6.4 seconds left in regulation time to send Game 2 against Chicago to overtime.

That led to St. Louis earning its second straight overtime victory against Chicago. Tarasenko is on a four-game goal scoring streak, dating back to the regular season.

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Vladimir Tarasenko was excellent during his first game back in St. Louis' lineup in Game 1 on Thursday.

He scored a goal and recorded seven shots in the Blues' 4-3 triple overtime victory versus Chicago. Tarasenko was playing in his first game since Mar. 15 after being sidelined with a hand injury. He's quickly gaining a reputation across the league as a dangerous scoring threat. "He creates a lot with his speed and skill," Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford said. "He does have a really hard shot and a quick release. He's definitely a guy who I'm aware of every time he gets on the ice. I know exactly where he is."

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Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) will suit up for the Blues on Thursday night against Chicago in their playoff opener.

He was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, here he skated with Vladimir Sobotka and Jaden Schwartz. Tarasenko hasn't played since Mar. 15 because of a hand injury, which required surgery to repair.

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The St. Louis Blues think Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) will be available before the end of the first round.

Tarasenko had the cast on his injured hand taken off on Monday. He has been sidelined for about a month.

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Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) has begun skating again.

He will work on his conditioning while his hand recovers from surgery. Tarasenko will need to be able to handle the puck and shoot before he's able to return. Depending on how far the Blues get in the playoffs, he may be able to play at some point.

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Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) hasn't resumed skating.

He hasn't been cleared to get back on the ice yet following hand surgery, but he is getting close. Tarasenko won't be re-evaluated until the regular season is over.

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Coach Ken Hitchcock said the Blues are going to miss Vladimir Tarasenko's quick-strike ability.

"He's a shooter. So the game can be just meandering along and bang-bang, over. That's what he does," Hitchcock said. "He is this sudden impact offense and we're going to have to learn to adjust because we don't have that type of player, so we're going to have to find different ways to adjust." Tarasenko will be re-evaluated two weeks after the regular season. He had surgery on Mar. 21 to repair a hand injury.

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The St. Louis Blues announced that forward Vladimir Tarasenko will undergo right hand surgery and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

That means he'll miss at least six weeks, so sadly, you can drop him in single season leagues and maybe ignore him completely in playoff pools. Tarasenko had 21 goals and 43 points and was especially hot lately, with nine points in eight March games. All that promise means little to fantasy owners right now, though, sadly.

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Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal in St. Louis' 4-1 win over Nashville.

Tarasenko extended his point streak to five games. He's taken an encouraging step forward in his sophomore campaign with 21 goals and 43 points in 64 games.