The one-two punch of Blues' prospects formerly skating for Sibir Novosibirsk in the KHL has been broken up.
Center Jori Lehtera (65th overall, 2008) will miss the rest of this season after suffering a broken leg, as reported by the "Elite Prospects.com" website, and the website for KHL club SKA St. Petersburg confirms that 2010 first-rounder (16th overall) Vladimir Tarasenko has been dealt to SKA from Sibir. Sibir received undrafted 23-year-old forward Vyacheslav Solodukhin (6’ 2, 190), who had been starring for the St. Petersburg entry in the Russian second league, in exchange.
In a separate trade, Sibir also acquired former Blues' draft pick Viktor Alexandrov (83rd overall, 2004) from Amur Khabarovsk. In 385 games with Russian Superleague and KHL clubs over the last ten seasons, Alexandrov has a 60-90-150 scoring line.