According to NHL.com, Tarasenko, who suffered the dislocated shoulder during the final game of the season, underwent successful surgery.
“(With surgery) it will be an injury a lot like (Patrik) Berglund had, a lot like (Zach) Sanford had. Unfortunately, we have time on our side to heal that,” Armstrong said. “Shoulder surgeries are usually four to six months. That will get us right to the start of training camp or certainly by the start of the season.”
“When (the pain) didn’t go away (after) 10-15 seconds, you know it was something serious,” Tarasenko said Tuesday. “I’m really upset it happened in the most important game of the year, but it was a bad feeling to be in the locker room while the guys fought for a (playoff) spot.”
Tarasenko led the Blues in goals with 33, and was 2nd in points scored with 66.
Blues Land Jakub Jerabek in Trade with Oilers
The draft pick could escalate to a fifth-rounder if Jerabek plays in more than 50 regular season games for the Blues this season.
Jerabek signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Edmonton back in August.
Blues Sign Jordan Schmaltz to 2-Year Deal
Schmaltz’s new deal will pay him $700,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 in the American Hockey League in the first year of the deal, and will become a one-way contract after that and pay him $700,000.
Schmaltz poured in five goals and 23 points over 31 games with the San Antonio Rampage in the AHL last season.
Blues Robby Fabbri Medically Cleared
“He’s doing very well,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. “He is up in Toronto working very hard and time is going to tell on this one. It’s very difficult, you feel for Robby. He was projecting to be such a good player and then these two injuries kept him out a year and a half.”
“We want to make sure we’re not putting him in a position to fail when he comes (to training camp),” Armstrong continued. “He’ll come back in and be hoping for the best, but expecting a little bit of readjustment. But health-wise, he’s doing good.”
Fabbri’s notched 29 goals and 37 assists in 123 games over two seasons with the Blues.
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