Blues Prospects Trending Up, Feb. 19, 2012

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By Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department


THE REGULARS:

2011 second-round pick (32nd overall) Ty Rattie showed no ill effects from missing parts of two games last week while being monitored for concussion symptoms, as the Airdrie, Alberta native racked up four goals and eight points in three games this week, along with a plus-7 mark, to close in on the century mark in points.

Over in Mother Russia, 2010 first-rounder (16th overall) Vladimir Tarasenko washeld off the scoresheet in the two games played by SKA St. Petersburg this week. "T-90" has not scored since Feb. 3 vs. Yugra, but remains in the top ten in KHL scoring with 44 points, and his 22 goals are still good for fourth in the league.

The Blues' other 2010 first-round pick (14th overall), Jaden Schwartz of Colorado College, picked up two goals (including a GWG) and two assists as the Tigers split a pair of games with Nebraska-Omaha over the weekend. CC won Friday's game by a 4-3 score, and dropped the rematch on Saturday by a 5-3 count.

AFTER THE JUMP:

After the jump, your weekly look at the players in the Blues' organization who are "Trending Up." Peoria had a solid week, winning three of four games vs. Western Conference foes as enforcer Anthony Peluso chipped in a pair of game-winning goals, and rookie blueliner Cade Fairchild went plus-3 in four games to add to his league-leading plus/minus figure. Clarkson goalie Paul Karpowich got back on track again, allowing just two goals in 125 minutes and posting a win and a tie. Across the pond, 19-year-old Niklas Lundström was solid in his Elitserien playing debut, allowing just three goals in two games and posting a pair of wins for AIK Solna over bottom-feeders Linköpings HC and Djurgårdens IF.


Ty RATTIE Jaden SCHWARTZ Vladimir TARASENKO
Rattie Schwartz Tarasenko
Portland (WHL) Colorado College (WCHA) SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)
** 3 games played this week ** 2 games played this week ** 2 games played this week
** 4 G, 4 A, plus-7 ** 2 G, 2 A, minus-1 ** 0 G, 0 A, even
** 2 PM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW ** 2 PM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 1 GW ** 0 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW

THIS WEEK'S STANDOUTS:

Max GARDINER Paul KARPOWICH Niklas LUNDSTRÖM Philip McRAE Anthony PELUSO
Gardiner Karpowich Lundstrom McRae Peluso
Dubuque (USHL) Clarkson (ECAC) AIK Solna (Elitserien) Peoria (AHL) Peoria (AHL)
** 2 games played this week ** 2 games played this week ** 2 games played this week ** 4 games played this week ** 4 games played this week
** 2 G, 1 A, even ** 125 mins, 2 GA, 1-0-1 ** 120 mins, 3 GA, 2-0-0 ** 1 G, 2 A, plus-2 ** 2 G, 1 A, plus-2
** 0 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW ** 0.96 GAA, 96.5% sv pct ** 1.50 GAA, 95.8% sv pct ** 2 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW ** 10 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 2 GW

HONORABLE MENTION:

JAKE ALLEN, G, Peoria (AHL): 3 GP, 127 mins, 5 GA, 1-1-0, 2.37 GAA, 92.6% sv pct.

JORDAN BINNINGTON, G, Owen Sound (OHL): 1 GP, 60 mins, 1 GA, 1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, 97.1% sv pct.

TEEMU ERONEN, D, Jokerit Helsinki (SM-L): 2 GP, 1 G, 1 A, even, 2 PM, 1-0-0.

CADE FAIRCHILD, D, Peoria (AHL): 4 GP, 0 G, 2 A, plus-3, 2 PM, 0-0-0; plus-30 season-to-date total leads AHL.

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