Vladimir Tarasenko could start the season with the St. Louis Blues despite the forward asking for a trade, coach Craig Berube said.

"I expect 'Vladi' to play for us," Berube told "The Cam & Strick Podcast" on Tuesday. "I'm going to treat him like every other player. And yeah, he asked to be traded, and things happen, but again, you know, we want Vladi to play good hockey for us. … He's going to have a role on the team like he always has, we'll deal with it internally and we'll go from there.

"You only can control so many things and there's things you can't control sometimes. So you just focus on what you can control. And that's what we're going to do."