Vladimir Tarasenko needs surgery

Updated: March 17, 2014, 9:35 AM ET
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St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who injured his right hand against Nashville over the weekend, will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team announced.

Tarasenko, one of the Blues' top scorers, is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks.

St. Louis (46-14-7) is leading in the race for the Presidents' Trophy, holding a two-point lead over both San Jose and Anaheim. The Blues are one of the league's hottest teams, going 7-0-1 this month.

Tarasenko had a goal against ...

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