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Tarasenko set to return against Oilers

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Vladimir Tarasenko returns to the lineup Tuesday when the Blues host the Edmonton Oilers at Enterprise Center (7 p.m., FSMW, KMOX).

Tarasenko has missed five games with an upper-body body injury he sustained on March 7 against the Los Angeles Kings. Without Tarasenko, the Blues were 1-2-2.

"He will be in tonight. That's really good news for us," Blues Head Coach Craig Berube said. "He's fine, he obviously never had a lot of practice time, but he looks fine. He'll be alright."

Tarasenko will join Brayden Schenn and Ryan O'Reilly on the Blues' first line on Tuesday. The trio has combined for 66 points (25 goals, 41 assists) since first being put together on Jan. 23.

"They were a dynamic line, I'll tell you that, putting up a lot of good numbers and just all-around play was excellent," Berube said. "It's great for us that they're back together here playing, and hopefully they can continue where they left off."

Tarasenko ranks first on the club in goals (28), third in assists (31) and second in points (58).

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