Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
2 weeks ago

Tarasenko scored a goal and went plus-2 in Monday's win over the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Tarasenko now has 12 goals this season, but his scoring has come in waves, as he has suffered a 10-game goalless streak, a seven-game and two five-game droughts this season. It's no secret that his 8.3 shooting percentage this campaign is the worst mark of his career, but the Blues continue to give him opportunities to right the ship as he fires at a rate of 3.7 shots per game.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
2 weeks ago

According to coach Craig Berube, Tarasenko (illness) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tarasenko missed Thursday's game against the Capitals due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The Russian winger is expected to skate on the Blues' third line and top power-play unit against the Islanders.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
2 weeks ago

Tarasenko (illness) won't play Thursday against the Capitals, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Tarasenko under the weather, the Blues will roll with 11 forwards and seven defensemen against Washington. The 27-year-old sniper will hope to recover in time for Saturday's matchup with the Islanders.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
2 weeks ago

Tarasenko is under the weather and will be a game-time decision against the Capitals on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Tarasenko has struggled to produce this season, as he has just 22 points in 37 games, including a mere two goals and zero assists in his last 13 outings. The Russian winger's spot on the top line figures to go to David Perron if he can't give it a go. Regardless of Tarasenko's availability, the Blues are planning to utilize seven defensemen, which means two forwards -- in addition to recent call-up Zachary Sanford -- could find themselves relegated to the press box.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
1 month ago

Tarasenko crashed the net for his 11th goal of the season Thursday, but the Blues were dealt a 5-1 loss to host Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

The venerable scoring winger snapped a seven-game point drought with a tally in Tuesday's game against the Oilers, and now Tarasenko's scored in back-to-back contests to the delight of his fantasy owners. While there's no doubt that a first-round pick (2010) with a career points-per-game average of 0.819 is universally owned across the fantasy hockey grid, Tarasenko only has four multi-point outings this year -- that's disappointing when you consider there are several others in his class that have topped that in a month-long stretch.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
1 month ago

Tarasenko went minus-9 with zero points in the last seven games.

EDGE Analysis

The Blues are in shambles and it's easy to single out their star sniper. This kind of slump is unprecedented, as Tarasenko didn't go pointless in more than three consecutive games during the entire 2017-18 season. Tarasenko is on pace for just 23 goals despite firing 3.74 shots on net per game. The 27-year-old's struggles have been part of the Blues free fall to the bottom of the league, and GM Doug Armstrong has been hearing offers on the team's top players, including Tarasenko, according to Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
1 month ago

Tarasenko has zero points and a minus-4 rating in the last three games.

EDGE Analysis

Tarasenko has been dropped from the top line, which means he no longer works with Ryan O'Reilly. The Russian sniper wasn't demoted due to his poor play -- he had a goal in three straight games before bumping down -- but the Blues' forwards are littered with injuries and shifting him down helps balance the lines. He'll look to turn it around Sunday against the Canucks, who have allowed the sixth-most goals at 3.42 per game.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
2 months ago

Tarasenko scored a power-play goal in Wednesday's loss to the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

Tarasenko received a pass from Brayden Schenn and sniped it top shelf past Jimmy Howard. After a 10-game goal drought, Tarasenko has lit the lamp in his second straight game and will look to fire up a scoring streak Friday against the Avalanche.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
2 months ago

Tarasenko scored a goal, fired five shots on goal and dished out five hits in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Tarasenko dumped the puck into the Jets' zone and retrieved it himself, then he carried it around the net and sniped a shot over Connor Hellebuyck's shoulder. It was a relief, as the Russian sniper couldn't find the back of the net in the previous 10 games despite rifling 36 shots in that span. He'll look to continue to upward trend Wednesday against Red Wings.

Vladimir Tarasenko
RW STL
2 months ago

Tarasenko has zero goals, six assists and 26 shots on net in the last eight games.

EDGE Analysis

Tarasenko's paid to score goals, and he hasn't been getting it done. Despite firing 75 shots on goal (3.95 per game) this year, he's converted just six times -- four on the power play. In fact, with two two-goal games, he's only scored in four of 19 contests. The 26-year-old still has 16 total points, and hopefully the coaching change -- Mike Yeo was fired and replaced by interim coach Craig Berube -- will spice things up enough to put Tarasenko back on track.