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Chris Tanev | Defenseman | #8

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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GM Jim Benning is not looking to trade Chris Tanev.
Benning thinks that Tanev is a part of the Canucks future. "I’m not looking to trade Chris," stressed Benning. "General managers call and I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t listen, but he’s an important guy who will help our young guys develop." Tanev could be back this week from his leg injury. He has two goals and 11 points in 38 games. Feb 19 - 8:50 AM

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Chris Tanev (leg) is believed to be a week away from being available to play again.

Tanev sat out Friday's game against Carolina after he was injured on Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Feb 11 - 2:11 PM

Chris Tanev (leg) won't play in Friday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tanev played just 14 minutes in last night's game against the Lightning, and now we know why. He's considered day-to-day at this point. Tanev has two goals and 11 points in 38 games this season. The Canucks will also be without Brock Boeser (hand) on Friday night.
Feb 9 - 7:08 PM

Chris Tanev finished with three assists, a plus-2 rating, a blocked shot and a minor penalty in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win against the Avalanche.

Tanev's performance was certainly a shock, as he entered with just two goals, six assists and a plus-6 rating over his first 33 outings. He has chipped in with 48 blocked shots over 34 contests to make him useful in deeper fantasy pools, but avoid him everywhere else despite the big performance.
Jan 31 - 2:32 AM

Chris Tanev (mouth) will return to the Canucks' lineup on Friday.

Tanev missed two straight games after being struck in the mouth by the puck. He has two goals and six points in 27 contests in 2017-18.
Jan 12 - 12:28 PM

Chris Tanev (mouth) won't be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Tanev might be available to return on Friday versus Columbus. He was hit in the mouth by a puck on Saturday against Toronto.
Jan 9 - 1:08 PM

Chris Tanev (mouth) won't play Sunday versus Montreal.

Tanev didn't break anything when he was struck in the mouth by a puck on Saturday against Toronto. However, he will require surgery on his gums, which he may undergo during the team's bye week. Tanev hopes to be back in the fold on Tuesday against Washington.
Jan 7 - 1:22 PM

Chris Tanev took a puck in his mouth early in the first period and did not return.

Tanev just returned earlier in the week from a groin injury that forced him to sit out seven games. He was back in his hometown of Toronto Saturday but played only 1:32 before having to leave. He lost some teeth as well as Michael Del Zotto retrieved them for Tanev. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 7 - 9:48 AM

Chris Tanev will return from a groin injury on Tuesday night.

Tanev missed seven games due to the ailment. He has six points and a plus-9 rating in 25 games this season.
Jan 2 - 3:40 PM

Chris Tanev (groin) might be back on Tuesday night.

Tanev said he's "potentially an option" to play against Anaheim. His status will be determined after the morning skate. Tanev has been out since Dec. 13.
Jan 1 - 5:57 PM

Chris Tanev's previously unspecified injury is a groin strain.

Tanev is expected to be sidelined for two-to-three weeks. He has two goals and six points in 25 games this season.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 02:30:00 PM

Chris Tanev is dealing with an injury.

Tanev is questionable for Friday's contest as a result. He has two goals and six points in 25 games in 2017-18.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:33:00 PM

Chris Tanev (thumb) returned to action on Friday November 24.

Tanev was out for seven straight games due to the injury. He had a shot on goal in 20:40 minutes of ice time on Friday.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 01:59:00 AM

Chris Tanev (thumb) is considered a game-time decision on Friday.

That being said, Canucks coach Travis Green did say that there's a "good chance" that Tanev will end up playing. He's missed Vancouver's last seven games.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Chris Tanev (thumb) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game.

Tanev has been skating and is considered close to returning, but he doesn't have medical clearance yet. This will be his seventh straight game on the sidelines.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 06:05:00 PM

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2Bo Horvat
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5Brandon Sutter
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Brendan Gaunce
5Darren Archibald
RW1Brock Boeser
2Thomas Vanek
3Sam Gagner
4Jake Virtanen
5Derek Dorsett
6Nikolay Goldobin
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
9Philip Holm
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson