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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 (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. Nov 25 - 1:59 AM

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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.
Nov 24 - 11:50 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.
Nov 22 - 6:05 PM

Chris Tanev (thumb) won't play Tuesday night.

Tanev hasn't been cleared to return yet, but he skated again in the morning and he's close to getting back into the lineup. "I'm very anxious to play; I'm hoping to get good news soon," said Tanev.
Nov 21 - 3:04 PM

Chris Tanev (thumb) could return to action this week.

Tanev injured his thumb earlier in the month and will travel with the Canucks on their current road trip. He is Vancouver's best blueliner defensively and has a couple of goals and five points in 15 games. Stay tuned.
Nov 19 - 9:32 AM

Chris Tanev was one of five Canuck players out for an optional skate Saturday morning.

Although that sounds like a positive thing, it likely means Tanev will not be playing in Saturday night's contest against the Blues. He is still recovering from a thumb injury.
Nov 18 - 2:27 PM

Chris Tanev (thumb) might be able to return on Saturday.

The fact that it's even a possibility is pretty impressive given that he wasn't projected to return until early December. He has two goals and five points in 15 games in 2017-18.
Nov 17 - 5:03 PM

Chris Tanev will not need surgery on his injured thumb.

That is good news for the Canucks. He will need 2-3 weeks to recover from the injury but at least he won't need a long-term recovery from a medical procedure.
Nov 11 - 12:13 PM

Chris Tanev (upper body) will miss at least the rest of Vancouver's road trip.

The Canucks finish their four-game road swing at Los Angeles on Nov. 14. Tanev has returned to Vancouver for further evaluation. Alexander Edler will return from a knee injury and play instead.
Nov 9 - 3:39 PM

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

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

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