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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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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

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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

Chris Tanev had an assist in a 5-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Tanev has two goals and 10 points in 41 contests this season. He might not do much offensively, but he does rank sixth in the NHL with 106 blocked shots.
Jan 14 - 9:47 AM

Chris Tanev scored the overtime winner for Vancouver on Saturday.

It was Tanev's second goal of the season as the defenseman now has eight points this season. He is not worth picking up in fantasy pools but is a good hockey player in the real game.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Chris Tanev (undisclosed) did not practice on Friday.

The defenseman was injured in the Canucks opener on Thursday and his status for Saturday is still undetermined. Stay tuned.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 09:36:00 AM

Alexander Edler will benefit from playing alongside Chris Tanev.

Tanev is a solid defenseman and his strength in his own end will allow new defense partner Edler to play more offensively. Edler will also benefit moving back to the left side after a horrible season on the right side in 2013-14. Tanev will not have a lot of fantasy value this season but will be an important member of the Vancouver Canucks.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa thinks that Chris Tanev is the most underrated defenseman in the NHL.

Tanev is a solid defensive defenseman who is not going to win you any fantasy pools as he will get 15-20 points this season and a decent plus-minus.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:49:00 AM

Chris Tanev has accepted a one-year contract with the Canucks for $2 million but he still isn't feeling the love from the organization.

Tanev, who established himself as a top-four defenseman last season averaging 20:44 in 64 games, got a bargain-basement $2-million, one-year deal. The signing came hours before the deadline to file for salary arbitration. There was a feeling from Tanev’s side that $2 mill would be his ceiling in an arbitration award because he’s not a big points producer. But it’s nowhere near what the 24-year-old would get on the open market. The key stat in arbitration for defensive defensemen is ice time, and there were two RFA defensemen who’ve signed in the past year comparable to Tanev. Ottawa’s Jared Cowen averaged 13 fewer seconds than Tanev this past season and put up 15 points. Ottawa signed Cowen in September to a four-year, $12.4-million contract. There's also Washington’s Karl Alzner, who averaged 12 fewer seconds and had one more point than Tanev last season. He just finished the first year of a four-year, $11.2 million deal. Vancouver never came close to offering Tanev this much.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Chris Tanev has agreed to a one-year contract with Vancouver worth $2 million.

He generated six goals and 17 points in 64 games last season to go with a plus-12 rating. Tanev also had 136 blocked shots and he averaged 20:44 of ice time per match.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 02:55:00 PM

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4Nicklas Jensen
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D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
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8Ryan Stanton
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