Tanev was grabbed by the Kraken from the Penguins in Wednesday's Expansion Draft, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Tanev was left exposed in favor of veteran Jeff Carter, a decision that no doubt was impacted by the potential absence of Evgeni Malkin (knee) to start the upcoming season. While the 29-year-old Tanev's role with his new club will be to provide depth, his speed and tenacity could see him challenge for a top-six spot, and he figures to be a mainstay on the penalty kill. Regardless of where he lands on the depth chart, the Toronto native should be capable of pushing for the 25-30 point threshold.

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