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Tarasenko not picky about bubble life: 'I just need a bed, food'

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St. Louis Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko knows his stay in the NHL's Edmonton bubble will be only temporary and that he doesn't need anything too luxurious.

"We don't go there like for a resort, where we're expecting unbelievable food service, like five-star summer resort. We've going for playing hockey," Tarasenko said, according to The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford.

He added: "I don't need much to live. I just need a bed and food."

Tarasenko and the Blues will set up shop in Edmonton at the end of July, with the rest of the Western Conference joining them there.

It was reported in late June that the hub cities will feature several amenities to appease players and staff. The bubble in Edmonton will reportedly provide players with outdoor and indoor activities such as golf simulators, basketball courts, movie nights, video games, live entertainment, ping pong, pool tables, lounge areas, and rooftop patios.

Tarasenko has been out of action since October after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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