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Vladimir Tarasenko placed on injured reserve

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04:33 PM ET 02.22 | The St. Louis Blues have placed rookie forward Vladimir Tarasenko on injured reserve on Friday afternoon, according to an announcement by general manager Doug Armstrong. Tarasenko sustained a punishing blow to the head on Wednesday night when the Blues faced the Colorado Avalanche. He was forced to leave the game and was unable to return. According to head coach Ken Hitchcock, Tarasenko has a mild concussion and a cut from the hit. In 17 games this season, the 21-year-old rookie has compiled six goals and six assists for 12 points. In addition to announcing Tarasenko, the Blues also recalled forward Chris Porter from the AHL.

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February 22, 2013  05:06 PM ET

Good player. Hope he's not gone too long.

February 22, 2013  05:17 PM ET

I agree kinger...... this kid is pretty good from what I've seen of him. Hope that he doesn't end up being fragile. I didn't see the hit so don't know what caused the concussion.

February 22, 2013  07:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good player. Hope he's not gone too long.

As long as the Stars don't have to see him again anytime soon...

That kid flat wore Dallas out!

February 22, 2013  08:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

As long as the Stars don't have to see him again anytime soon... That kid flat wore Dallas out!

Quite a few good young players this year.....

February 22, 2013  08:28 PM ET

Agree with all, the kid can skate.

February 22, 2013  08:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Agree with all, the kid can skate.

ditto

February 22, 2013  09:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Quite a few good young players this year.....

Yes there are, Sarge... And I'm happy to say that the Stars have a couple of them.

Wish one was a goalie, though... and another D-Man.

February 23, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good player. Hope he's not gone too long.

Agreed. This Russian is impressive. Even though he's not like Semin, he's got plenty of it.

February 23, 2013  02:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good player. Hope he's not gone too long.

Doesn't sound like they think he'll be out very long. After tonight, the Blues are off until Thursday, so I think they wanted to use that opportunity to give him some time off after the hit. Sounds like they think he could play Thursday.

 
February 23, 2013  10:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I agree kinger...... this kid is pretty good from what I've seen of him. Hope that he doesn't end up being fragile. I didn't see the hit so don't know what caused the concussion.

His eyes were rolling up into the back of his head as he struggled to pick himself up from the ice.

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