Vladimir Tarasenko injury: Blues place rookie on IR

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Blues have placed Tarasenko on injured reserve.

The St. Louis Blues have placed rookie forward Vladimir Tarasenko on injured reserve, according to an announcement by vice president and general manager Doug Armstrong on the team's website Friday afternoon.

Tarasenko appeared to have sustained a head injury in the team's game against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. The incident occurred in the third period when Avalanche forward Mark Olver made contact with his head. Tarasenko fell to the ice and was forced to leave the game. He would not return.

The Blues did not formally address the reasoning for placing Tarasenko on injured reserve and have yet to update his status.

In 17 games this season, the 21-year-old rookie has compiled six goals and six assists for 12 points.

In addition to announcing Tarasenko's placement on injured reserve, the team also announced that they had recalled forward Chris Porter from the American Hockey League's Peoria Rivermen.

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