Blues’ Jaskin makes NHL debut

Blues’ Jaskin makes NHL debut

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Blues’ Jaskin makes NHL debut

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by Scott Bierman / HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 11:45 PM

(HockeyStL) -- With the St. Louis Blues struggling to find its offense, head coach Ken Hitchcock inserted rookie Dmitrij Jaskin into the lineup against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.

It was a start he wouldn’t forget.

As the Blues entered the ice for pre-game warmups, Jaskin led the team through the tunnel, but was hung out to dry when Brian Elliott waited as his newest teammate skated a lap around the ice on his own.

Jaskin didn’t register only a hit in the 6 minutes and 32 seconds played in the 2-1 shootout victory against the Canucks.

Jaskin, a second round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, signed a three-year entry-level contract on April 3 with the Blues after posting 99 points, including 46 goals, in 51 games with Moncton in the QMJHL.

Less than a month since turning 20 years old, the Omsk, Russia native was paired alongside Chris Porter and Ryan Reaves with the Blues looking to gain ground in the standings with only seven games remaining.

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