Tarasenko returns vs. Oilers after 5-game absence
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St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko will be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers after missing the last five games with an upper-body injury, the team announced.

The Blues sorely missed their leading goal-scorer; they won only one game in his absence while averaging just 2.2 goals per contest.

Tarasenko started the campaign slowly after recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, tallying just 22 points in his first 37 outings. But the 27-year-old racked up 36 points in the 29 games that followed, helping the Blues catapult up the Western Conference standings and into a playoff spot.

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