Vladimir Tarasenko requests trade out of St. Louis

Published July 8, 2021 at 0:41

Big news out of St. Louis Wednesday night as Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic is reporting that Vladimir Tarasenko has requested a trade. Tarasenko is in year seven of an eight-year deal that pays him $7.5 million a year (AAV). The news is especially interesting considering Tarasenko has a full no-trade clause.

"The right winger asked for the move earlier this offseason, and Blues general manager Doug Armstrong is currently attempting to facilitate the deal, according to league and team sources. There is no apparent timetable for a move, but the expectation is that it could happen before the start of the 2021-22 season," reports Rutherford.

As for why Tarasenko wants out, Rutherford states he is upset with the team's handling of his shoulder surgeries in 2018 and 2019 - two of three he has had - and feels there's no trust left between him and the organization.

Tarasenko has spent his entire career in St. Louis and has had three season with 70+ points. He is sure to garner plenty of interest on the trade market.
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