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Chris Tanev | Defenseman | #8

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Chris Tanev buried his first goal of the season in the first period of Tuesday's game against visiting Ottawa.
Tanev stepped in front of a shot and he picked up a minor penalty. He managed just two goals across 53 games in 2016-17, so don't expect much in the way of offense from the veteran rearguard. He is only useful to fantasy owners in deeper pools for occasional blocked shots. Oct 11 - 1:33 AM

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Chris Tanev is attracting plenty of interest from other NHL GMs, but Jim Benning is reluctant to move the talented defender.

"I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't listen and see if it (trade) is worth it, but it's hard to find good defensemen," said Benning. "Especially defensemen who are mobile and move the puck. I'm not shopping Tanev or bringing his name up in conversations with other GMs. They bring up his name. Unless it would make sense for our future, I'm not trading Chris. He means so much to our team. And we're not looking to do anything with Alex (Edler)." Tanev and Edler had injury issues in 2016-17, but it appears the teams still has confidence in their abilities to bounce back.
May 27 - 10:21 AM

Chris Tanev was limited to 53 games in 2016-17.

He intends to strengthen his ankle during the off-season. Tanev sustained a high-ankle sprain a few years ago and tweaked it a few times, so it has become a bit of an issue for him. "The next six or seven weeks, I'm going to focus on getting the ankle moving well and getting back to where I can move without pain and be effective and make smooth transitions," Tanev said. "After that, I can start to get into heavy lifting." He missed time in 2016-17 with a lower-body injuries, an upper-body ailment, mumps and food poisoning.
Apr 15 - 10:58 AM

Chris Tanev scored the only goal for Vancouver in a 3-1 loss to San Jose Tuesday night.

Tanev scored his second goal of the season and his first goal since February 18. He scored at the 3:30 mark of the third period on his second shot of the game. This was the defenseman’s second point in the last five games. Tanev's goal was assisted by teammates Luca Sbisa and Brock Boeser who earned his first NHL assist.
Apr 5 - 2:09 AM

Chris Tanev is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday against the Oilers.

This will be his first game in just over a week due to food poisoning. Through 41 games this season Tanev has seven points and 76 blocks.
Mar 18 - 8:04 PM

Chris Tanev (food poisoning) will head with the Canucks to Edmonton.

That keeps the possibility of Tanev playing on Saturday alive. Tanev has missed three consecutive games.
Mar 17 - 3:43 PM

Chris Tanev won't play on Monday after experiencing food poisoning.

It was bad enough that Tanev went to the ER Saturday night. He didn't attend Monday's practice, but coach Willie Desjardins is hopeful that he'll be okay to return on Thursday.
Mar 13 - 2:15 PM

Chris Tanev didn't skate Saturday morning, but he is expected to play against Los Angeles.

It's unclear what could be ailing the Canucks defender, but he did just return to the lineup on Thursday after being quarantined due to the mumps.
Mar 4 - 3:48 PM

Chris Tanev will return to the Canucks' back end on Thursday against the Sharks.

He's expected to skate to the right of Luca Sbisa to form Vancouver's second defensive unit. Through 36 games this season the defensive defender has posted six points with 63 blocks.
Mar 2 - 8:46 PM

Chris Tanev (mumps virus) practiced with the Canucks in San Jose on Thursday ahead of the evening's game.

It's unclear if the talented defender will actually play tonight, but Vancouver will take on Los Angeles county over the weekend as well. Expect Tanev to return soon, and we'll keep you posted on that timing.
Mar 2 - 2:47 PM

Chris Tanev (illness) still isn't feeling well and he's questionable for Tuesday night.

He was quarantined over the weekend for showing symptoms for mumps.
Feb 28 - 3:36 PM

Take Chris Tanev off the quarantined list.

He's been cleared of the mumps virus, but it's unclear if he'll return to action immediately. We'll keep you posted on his progress.
Feb 26 - 5:26 PM

Chris Tanev has been quarantined after presenting symptoms of the mumps virus.

Well, that's bad news. The mumps can be easily taken care of if caught in time but otherwise can linger and is contagious. Only Troy Stecher has been confirmed with a diagnosis, thus far. But Nikita Tryamkin, Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund have also presented symptoms. Consider Tanev day-to-day, for now.
Feb 24 - 4:35 PM

Chris Tanev's first goal of 2016-17 was a big one: the overtime game-winner as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 in overtime on Saturday.

That's just his sixth point in 35 games this season. Tanev is a fantastic defenseman in "reality," but it remains to be seen if he can be a consistent contributor in the box score numbers that matter most in fantasy. It hasn't happened this season.
Feb 19 - 1:32 AM

Chris Tanev (upper body) will play Tuesday night.

He exited Saturday's game versus Calgary with an upper-body injury, but he is ready to play against Nashville.
Jan 10 - 6:44 PM

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C1Henrik Sedin
2Bo Horvat
3Markus Granlund
4Brandon Sutter
5Michael Chaput
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brendan Gaunce
RW1Brock Boeser
2Thomas Vanek
3Sam Gagner
4Jake Virtanen
5Derek Dorsett
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson