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Tarasenko has yet to make 4-on-4 debut // St. Louis Post - Dispatch

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Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko is one of the Blues' most skilled offensive players and certainly was one of the team's more dangerous threats Thursday night in Chicago. But Tarasenko did not see the ice during the five-minute overtime segment of a 3-3 tie, a game the Blues won in a shootout.

Tarasenko has not been in the 4-on-4 mix all season. Before the Blues hosted Columbus on Friday, the 21-year-old had eight goals and eight assists in 25 games and was minus-1 on the plus-minus meter. Tarasenko was averaging 13 minutes, 39 seconds of playing time.

"(The time) is (normal) for a first-year player ... 5 on 5 and power play," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said before Thursday's game in Chicago. "He's a third-line player right now, hopefully becomes a second-line player and I think, over time, he'll end up killing penalties."

Tarasenko has not topped the 15-minute total since the Blues beat the Blue Jackets 4-1 at Columbus on Jan. 31, a game in which he got 2:46 of power-play time and skated 17:27 overall. Tarasenko played 15:42 in a 4-3 win at Dallas on Jan. 26 and had 15:33 of time in a 3-2 loss at Chicago on Jan. 22.

On the other end of the spectrum, he played only 10:22 in a 4-1 win at Minnesota last Monday. Tarasenko ranks ninth among Blues forwards in average ice time. Hitchcock indicates the time comes with the territory, impacted by matchups and game situations.

"I think anybody that plays above 15 minutes, to be honest with you, is taking penalty-killing time," Hitchcock said. "We're happy with him right now. He didn't get a lot of ice time (in Minnesota) because we were on a hard match.

"When (Minnesota) got down, that Koivu line came out every second shift, so that's a hard matchup for him to not even know who he's playing against."

The Blues had an optional morning skate before facing Columbus. Only a handful of players were on the ice and among them was rookie goaltender Jake Allen, who got the start.

After playing Thursday night in Chicago, with Brian Elliott backstopping a 4-3 shootout win, and hosting Columbus on Friday, the Blues play again at 11:30 a.m. (St. Louis time) on Sunday in Detroit. Hitchcock elected split the duties up.
Allen was 8-3 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in his NHL career, and he had never faced the Blue Jackets. Elliott, meanwhile, has never lost to Columbus, posting a 5-0-1 record with a 1.97 GAA and .925 SP in six games.

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