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LOS ANGELES • As Blues coach Ken Hitchcock left his news conference after Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Los Angeles, he walked by rookie forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who’s been a healthy scratch in the first three games of the playoff series.
“Get ready to play,” Hitchcock told Tarasenko.
Whether Tarasenko will make his NHL playoff debut in Game 4 tonight, or later in the series, was still uncertain after Sunday’s practice. One day after the Blues were shut out by the Kings, Hitchcock wouldn’t commit to returning Tarasenko to the lineup.
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