Since the NHL season ended and news broke that Vladimir Tarasenko had requested to be traded, the St. Louis Blues have been trying hard to move the star forward.
Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports the Blues have yet to find a destination that meets the requirements of both sides. That could result in Tarasenko playing in St. Louis this season, but the optimal situation seems to be finding a new home for the 29-year-old, who has two seasons remaining on an eight-year contract.
Tarasenko has had surgery three times on his left shoulder since the end of the 2017-18 season which is the main reason it is making it a tough trade for the Blues. Tarasenko also has a no-trade clause which he will likely have to waive if he wants to move on from the Blues.
Andy Strickland of Bally Sports Midwest believes that a third team would have to be involved if a Tarasenko deal does eventually happen, though gives no indication of which teams would be involved.
Earlier this off-season it was reported that the New York Rangers and New York Islanders had interest in a Tarasenko trade.