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Chris Tanev | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Tanev is a plus-four through the first five games of the playoffs.
Tanev is a rock-solid blueliner for the Canucks and that has extended into the post-season. The undervalued rearguard is an important part of the Canucks defensive corps. He has two assists in five games. Apr 25 - 9:20 AM

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Chris Tanev scored his first two career playoff points, both assists, one on the power play, during Friday's 4-1 win over Calgary to tie the series at one.

Tanev was all over the score sheet, registering a hit, a block, a takeaway and two shots over 24:26 of work. He's quickly becoming Vancouver's most well-rounded and most-reliable defender, so pick him up if you can.
Apr 18 - 3:28 AM

Chris Tanev recorded two assists in Monday's big 4-1 win over St. Louis.

Tanev now has consecutive games with a pair of assists. He also contributed four blocks during his 20:22 of work. For the season, Tanev now has 18 assist and 20 points, both career highs in addition to his 159 blocks.
Mar 31 - 12:32 AM

Chris Tanev has agreed to a five-year, $22.25 million contract extension.

Tanev was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. He has two goals and 16 points in 60 contests in 2014-15. The Canucks have been leaning heavily on him this season, giving him 21:02 minutes of ice time per game, including an average of 2:46 minutes in shorthanded situations.
Mar 24 - 12:42 PM

Chris Tanev (head) will get back into the lineup on Monday night.

He took part in the team's optional morning skate. Tanev has missed the last 10 games with a head injury.
Mar 9 - 2:54 PM

Chris Tanev (head) took part in Sunday's practice.

Tanev suffered a setback a week ago when he didn't feel good after a practice on Feb. 28, but he now appears to be close to returning. "Things didn't go as well as we wanted last week but now I'm feeling good and it felt good to get out there today," said Tanev on Sunday. "It's obviously tough. You feel good for a few days and then you don't feel good. It's tough watching the games when you want to be out there but, I mean, it's part of hockey. It's part of things you have to go through." He has two goals and 15 points in 53 games in 2014-15.
Mar 9 - 11:12 AM

Chris Tanev (head) practiced for the first time on Saturday but will not play on Sunday.

Tanev did not feel well after practice so he still needs some time before returning to action. "I just didn’t feel good after I skated," Tanev explained. "It was just the usual things (symptoms) for head injuries but it’s something you don’t want to take too lightly so you proceed with caution. "I've felt pretty good since I've started working out and skating. I’ll take it day-by-day here and proceed like the symptoms let me and, hopefully, I keep going symptom free. Obviously I’d like to be back as soon as I can but I’m not going to rush back."
Mar 1 - 9:31 AM

The Vancouver Canucks site shows that Chris Tanev is on the injured reserve list with an upper body injury.

Tanev has not played since Valentine's Day. He has two goals and 15 points with a plus-eight rating in 53 games. Reserve him if he is on your roster.
Feb 22 - 11:13 AM

Chris Tanev is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Tanev is questionable for Monday's game as a result. Alex Biega has been called up to help if the Canucks need an extra defenseman.
Feb 16 - 1:07 PM

Updating an earlier report, Chris Tanev will be on defense for the Canucks Monday night versus the Wild.

Tanev missed the Canucks last game on Saturday versus the Penguins but is ok to dress Monday night. In 49 games this season, he has two goals and 11 assists with a plus 10 rating and eight penalty minutes. He will be paired up with Alexander Edler.
Feb 9 - 8:03 PM

Chris Tanev appears to be likely to return Monday night.

He fully participated in the morning's skate and could replace Adam Clendening against the Wild. Tanev was a game-time decision on Saturday as well, but he didn't end up playing. He has missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury.
Feb 9 - 6:50 PM

Chris Tanev took the morning skate on Saturday but his status for Saturday night's matchup with the Penguins is still unknown.

"It's going to be (a) game-time (decision)." he said. The veteran defenseman is trying to fight his way back from concussion-like symptoms. The Canucks are short on defense at the present so his return would be a relief for the blueline core.
Feb 7 - 8:05 PM

Chris Tanev (undisclosed) missed Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Although it's not official, Tanev is reportedly dealing with concussion-like symptoms. If that's the case then there's no telling how long he'll be out for. Vancouver is already missing defenseman Kevin Bieksa, so the team is going through a particularly challenging time.
Feb 6 - 10:40 AM

Chris Tanev picked up two assists in Vancouver's 5-2 win over Buffalo on Friday night.

Tanev's vision was on display on Chris Higgins' goal to make it 4-2 as Tanev had to swivel his right-handed body rightward to find and feed the lefty Higgins. He pulled his off so deftly that Higgins' had already shot the puck by the time goalie Matt Hackett moved over. Tanev now has 11 assist and 13 points on the season.
Jan 31 - 2:39 AM

The Canucks could begin contract talks with Chris Tanev this week, according to Elliotte Friedman of HNIC.

Tanev is making $2 million this season, and is set to be a restricted free agent this summer. He has 11 points in 43 games this season, and he’s also been one of the team’s best possession players. The trend around the league continues to be locking in young, promising defensemen and this seems like what the Canucks want to do here.
Jan 17 - 9:11 PM

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C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Brandon Prust
5Sven Baertschi
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Jake Virtanen
4Derek Dorsett
5Adam Cracknell
D1Alexander Edler
2Dan Hamhuis
3Chris Tanev
4Yannick Weber
5Matt Bartkowski
6Luca Sbisa
7Ben Hutton
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom
3Richard Bachman