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Alex Tanguay | Winger

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/21/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
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Alex Tanguay will have surgery on his hip Friday morning and he's expected to miss the rest of the season.
The issue with his hip contributed to the knee problem that he had been dealing with of late. The Avalanche had a 15-1 record with Tanguay in the lineup and he had 11 points over that span. Feb 20 - 5:39 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Alex Tanguay (knee) missed Friday's practice.

Tanguay will not participate in Saturday's contest. The good news is that the injury isn't believed to be serious at this point and there's a decent chance that he'll be ready when the Olympic break ends.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 7 - 6:18 PM

Alex Tanguay (knee) didn't skate in the morning and missed Thursday's game against Philadelphia.

He received treatment instead. Tanguay has missed four straight games since he re-injured his knee.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 7 - 8:50 AM

Alex Tanguay (knee) will not return to the Avalanche's lineup on Tuesday.

Tanguay only ended up playing in three of four contests before he re-injured his knee. This will be his third straight game on the sidelines.
Feb 4 - 5:33 PM

Alex Tanguay (knee) won't play Monday.

It will be the second straight he has missed since re-injuring his knee. He is listed as day-to-day. Tanguay is with the team on their trip and he could be available for Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 3 - 3:35 PM

There is no update on whether Alex Tanguay will play Saturday afternoon against Buffalo.

He tweaked the same knee that kept him out of action for most of the season. We suspect the Avs will play it cautious with Tanguay and sit him out against the Sabres. If you have a reasonable alternative, we suggest you start him and bench Tanguay at least until next week.
Feb 1 - 1:10 PM

Alex Tanguay wasn't on the ice with the Colorado Avalanche for Friday's practice due to a tweaked knee.

Tanguay sustained the ailment during Thursday's contest. For now he's questionable Saturday, but this is concerning news considering he's missed most of the season due to knee/hip problems.
Jan 31 - 4:04 PM

Coach Patrick Roy is happy to have Alex Tanguay back in the lineup.

"He brings something so important to this team when he's playing with Paul (Stastny) and (Gabe Landeskog)," Roy said. The Avalanche has a 14-1 record when he's been in the lineup. Tanguay, who has a goal and an assist in two games since returning to the fold, has 11 points in 15 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 30 - 11:24 AM

Alex Tanguay looked pretty good in his return from hip and knee injuries that sidelined him for 36 games but he won't play in back-to-back games so he will sit out Saturday against Tampa.

Taguay skated on a line with Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog and registered an assist in 17:10 minutes of ice time. Tanguay certainly was a bit apprehensive about playing after such a long layoff. "I was nervous, but most of my anxiousness was health-wise," Tanguay said. "But I came out feeling pretty good, so that's the great news for me and I hope it's going to keep going that way." Avs' coach Patrick Roy seemed pretty pleased with Tanguay's performance. "I thought he looked good," Roy said of Tanguay. If Tanguay was discarded during his recovery, you may want to make him a waiver wire target next week.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 25 - 1:36 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have activated Alex Tanguay (hip/knee).

Tanguay was already expected to return on Friday, but now it's confirmed. He's projected to play alongside Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog after missing 36 straight contests.
Jan 24 - 2:08 PM

Alex Tanguay practiced alongside Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog during Thursday's practice.

If he's pain-free after Friday's morning skate then he'll be back in the lineup. Tanguay has missed 36 games with knee and hip injuries, but he appears to be set to return. Get ready to put him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 23 - 3:27 PM

Alex Tanguay is scheduled to return to Colorado's lineup on Friday.

He has missed 36 games with knee and hip problems, but he's been cleared to return. "I'm just hoping to do my part. I know I can help this team," Tanguay said. "I'm very nervous (but) anxious to get back playing. Certainly I will have some nerves in the next couple games."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 23 - 11:39 AM

Alex Tanguay (hip/knee) might play in Friday's game.

Colorado's decision to demote Brad Malone could be seen as evidence that Tanguay's return is imminent. Tanguay hasn't played since Nov. 2 due to knee and then hip problems.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 22 - 2:45 PM

Alex Tanguay is very close to returning to action.

He has been out of the lineup since November 2nd with hip and knee injuries but had a pain free practice Friday and seems very close to getting game-participation clearance. Although there is no firm date for Tanguay's return, it looks like it could be some time next week. Get ready to activate Tanguay if you need him.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 18 - 12:01 PM

Alex Tanguay (hip/knee) is getting close to returning to the lineup.

He has resumed skating with his teammates and he still listed as day-to-day.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 16 - 3:45 PM

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2Gabriel Landeskog
3Cody McLeod
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RW1Alex Tanguay
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