SHARE
Stanley Cup Final

Blues' Tarasenko leaves with injury

Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 2:09 AM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Blues' Tarasenko leaves with injury
St. Louis rookie forward Vladimir Tarasenko left Wednesday's game at Colorado in the third period after a hard hit by Avalanche forward David Olver.

Vladimir Tarasenko
Right Wing - STL
GOALS: 6 | ASST: 6 | PTS: 12
SOG: 37 | +/-: -1
St. Louis Blues rookie forward Vladimir Tarasenko left Wednesday's game at Colorado in the third period after a hard hit by Avalanche forward Mark Olver.

Olver rocked Tarasenko along the right boards in the Colorado zone 8:30 into the third period. Play was called and Tarasenko, with a towel over his mouth, was able to make his way off the ice; trainers escorted him to the dressing room and he did not return.

No penalty was called on the play. Colorado won the game 1-0 in overtime.

Blues' TV analyst Darren Pang reported on Twitter that Tarasenko rejoined team from the hospital and is flying back to St. Louis.

Tarasenko, the Blues' top pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, has six goals and 12 points in 17 games.

Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4