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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund are excelling overseas

While the NHL continues to argue over a new labor contract, St. Louis Blues players continue to play overseas and find success.

A couple of weeks ago, Blues fans held their breath, hoping Russian rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko would be just fine after suffering a concussion in a KHL game.

Tarasenko has since returned to the lineup for his SKA St. Petersburg team, assisting on a goal in his team's 2-1 win last week.  Tarasenko now has seven goals and fourteen points in nine KHL games as he continues to display why the Blues franchise is so excited to have him wearing a Blues sweater once NHL play resumes.

Meanwhile Blues center Patrik Berglund is also getting some work in with his hometown team Vasteras in Sweden.  Last week Berglund helped his team to a 4-1 win with a goal and assist.  Berglund had 19 goals and 38 points for the Blues last season as their second line center.