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Blues put Tarasenko on injured reserve

Feb 22, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

The St. Louis Blues announced Friday that rookie scoring sensation Vladimir Tarasenko has been put on injured reserve.

Tarasenko, 21, was hurt on Wednesday night in St. Louis’ 1-0 overtime loss to Colorado after absorbing this hit from Avalanche forward Mark Olver:

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The NHL’s reigning rookie of the month, Tarasenko left the contest immediately following the hit and didn’t return.

Tarasenko was then taken to a local hospital for examination, but was released after the game and rejoined the Blues for their flight back to St. Louis.

Olver wasn’t penalized on the play and the league opted not to hold a disciplinary hearing for the hit.

Tarasenko had 12 points through 17 games this year and was tied for second on the Blues in goals, with six.

In his place, St. Louis has recalled Chris Porter from AHL Peoria.

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