The St. Louis Blues will expose forward Vladimir Tarasenko in the expansion draft and protect forward Ivan Barbashev, according to Frank Seravalli of DailyFaceoff.com.

Tarasenko had reportedly requested a trade from the Blues earlier this month, in part due to the handling of previous shoulder surgeries in 2018 and 2019. He has two years remaining on his eight-year, $60-million contract which includes a full no-trade clause.