News: Tarasenko (shoulder) will be available for the playoffs, according to head coach Craig Berube, who told reporters, "He did a great job with his rehab, along with the training staff, and he kept himself in great shape. He actually came back in better shape than he came to camp (in September). He's been on the ice and doing things right now, so he's ready to go," Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Tarasenko's original timeline had him potentially healthy for the postseason in April prior to the league shutdown. The 27-year-old notched 10 points in 10 games before suffering his shoulder injury. As a result, the Russian posted his lowest single-season point total of his career and missed the 65-point mark for the first time since 2013-14. The winger should retake his spot on the first line and No. 1 power-play unit, which makes him an intriguing option for playoff pools.