Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By Victoria Matiash
UPDATE: Don't look for Vladimir Tarasenko (concussion) to re-join the St. Louis Blues lineup anytime soon. The rookie appears nowhere near healthy enough to even participate in practice. And, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, there are no plans for him to do so in the immediate future
"He’s out," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He’s not able to practice. He doesn’t feel good enough to participate physically ... He’s feeling better but not at the level where he could come on the ice. So he’s out ..."
On the injured reserve list, Vladimir Tarasenko will miss at least one game -- Saturday's contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets -- for the St. Louis Blues. But the rookie winger could be out a lot longer than that, if his head injury is at all serious.
"He's got a pretty severe facial laceration (and) some form of concussion," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said Friday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "We really don’t know yet ... the severity of it. He didn’t have a headache (Thursday), but he did have a headache (Friday). We’ll see in the next 48 hours how much better he gets."
Tarasenko took a hit to the head from Mark Olver during Wednesday’s 1-0 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche. While forward Chris Porter is up from Peoria, Matt D'Agostini is expected to fill in for Tarasenko in the Blues' lineup.