St. Louis captain Ryan O'Reilly spoke about his teammate Russian forward Vladimir Tarasenko.
“We're getting ready to win games, and he takes part in it like any other hockey player,” said O'Reilly. – We had a short conversation with Vladi. He is on the team and, as it seemed to me, wants to be here. Yes, he asked for an exchange, it was. I think we are stronger with him, we have an excellent composition depth. No hard feelings, ”O'Reilly said.
The current agreement between Tarasenko and St. Louis is calculated until the end of the 2022/23 season. The forward played a total of 531 games in the NHL, in which he scored 442 (218 + 224) points.