The Blues have done some lineup shuffling in advance of tonight’s game against the Isles, and the biggest changes are at the top.
“For me, I’m really happy to play with both Stastny and Lehtera,” Tarasenko said, per NHL.com’s Lou Korac. “First of all, they have really good personality. They’re really good friends of mine. It’ll be a little bit different to see (Lehtera) on the wing, but he’s played there before.”
Tarasenko referred to Stastny as an “elite” center and also praised Lehtera’s passing ability, which suggests the Russian is excited about having two table-setters out on the ice with him.
The Blues could use a vintage Tarasenko performance tonight. The offense sputtered in a 3-1 home loss to Florida on Tuesday, which is party why head coach Ken Hitchcock shuffled his lines.