Vladimir Tarasenko Undergo Hand Surgery

The Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who injured his right hand agisnt Nashville Predators over the weekend, will undergo right hand surgery Wednesday

The National Hockey League forward Vladimir will have surgery after injuring his right hand Saturday during a 4-1 victory over the Nashville, the team announced Sunday. Tarasenko’s procedure will be performed Wednesday and he will be re-evaluated in 6 weeks.

The Blues recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis. The injury shouldn’t be a major blow to a St. Louis side that is stacked abusively and has the best record in the National Hockey League, but it could be bad news for fantasy owners.

Vladimir (22year-old) has 43 points (21 goals, 22 assists) and a plus-20 rating in 64 games this season. The Blues’ first-round pick (No. 16) at the 2010 NHL Draft, he has 29 goals and 33 assists in 102 games. Jaskin (20-year-old) has 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 42 games for Chicago. He has one goal and one assist in 9 games for the Blues.

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