Except for extraordinary feats such as the rain of goals from David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin of this world, or even matches catchy as those of the rivalry between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames, the pandemic of sars coronavirus also deprive the fans of hockey returns some very expected, like the one in Vladimir Tarasenko.
Wounded in the shoulder, the player-featuring Blues St. Louis was supposed to go back to the game in march or April. To see it go, it is clear that the return of the maverick Russian would indeed have been imminent, had it not been for the outbreak of the virus.
Yana, the wife of Tarasenko, has posted on Instagram a video of him rehearsing squats by lifting it on his shoulders on Tuesday.
“The shoulder of Vladimir Tarasenko seems good to go,” wrote the Blues by sharing the video on Twitter.
Tarasenko has been operated on last fall, and initially, his absence was estimated at five or six months. In recent weeks, he has skated and then joined his teammates in training, so his return seemed on the verge of becoming reality. However, the pandemic of COVID-19 has caused the suspension of the season 2019-2020, the 12th of march last.
In 10 games last October, the Russian has scored three goals and seven helpers. Since his arrival in the NHL with the Blues in 2012, he has had five seasons of 30 goals or more, including a campaign of 40 goals in 2015-2016.