Chris Tanev Leaves Game with Injury

Vanessa Jang
January 06 2017 08:58PM

At the 7:03 mark of the first period vs. Calgary, Chris Tanev left the bench with an apparent upper-body injury.

By the looks of the play, Tanev was impacted by a Dougie Hamilton point shot in the shoulder region. He subsequently left the bench and has not yet returned. At the same time, he appears to be speared by Alex Chiasson. It is unknown what exactly the injury is, but the Canucks are now without their top defensive defenseman. Having just stepped back into the line-up after an ankle injury, the Canucks' record and play has vastly improved with Tanev on the ice. Luca Sbisa took shifts with Alex Edler in light of Tanev's absence.

The Canucks have announced that he will not return.

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#1 sloth
January 06 2017, 10:46PM
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hockey gods giveth, hockey gods taketh

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#2 Ragnarok Ouroboros
January 06 2017, 10:46PM
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Hope he comes back for next game. He is key to Canucks success. Without him, Canucks will struggle to win again.

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#3 Aguaymanto
January 06 2017, 10:53PM
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Tanev is cursed! Hope it's not serious.

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#4 Larionov18
January 06 2017, 11:02PM
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Should be a headline that Tanev leaves a game uninjured. Sami Salo 2.0. Both so valuable but always injured.

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#5 crofton
January 06 2017, 11:50PM
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Yes it does look like a spear. Right to where no decent player would aim. Now, if that ain't a suspension.....

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#6 Mac_robson
January 07 2017, 10:36AM
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It's ok to "spear' a goaltender into the net. It's not a goal, but you get to shove your stick into him and not get called.

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#7 Ragnarok Ouroboros
January 07 2017, 11:12AM
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Tanev is the new Sami Salo...

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