Tanev had surgery on his finger prior to the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Tanev's issue clearly was something he couldn't play through, as he averaged 13:45 of ice time in the postseason. The Toronto native set career highs in goals (14), assists (15) and shots (127) this year and figures to be an intriguing option if he reaches free agency this summer. Where the winger lands will significantly impact his fantasy value, considering he could be a second- or third-line guy depending on the rest of the roster.
Tanev scored a goal on three shots and blocked three shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 3. Tanev's third-period marker was enough to secure the victory for the Jets, cutting their series deficit to 2-1. Tanev returned in Friday's Game 2 from an upper-body injury, and has added six hits, four blocks and four shots in addition to his goal in his two postseason appearances so far.
Tanev (upper body) is set to return for Friday's Game 2 matchup with the Blues, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports. Rumors circled Thursday that said Tanev might be able to return for Game 2, and they seem to be coming to fruition. The Ontario native figures to slot into a bottom-six line with Par Lindholm and Adam Lowry. Tanev's return could likely mean a healthy scratch for Jack Roslovic.
Tanev (upper body) might be ready to return for Friday's Game 2 matchup with the Blues, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. Tanev -- who missed the previous three games due to his upper-body issue -- figures to slot into a bottom-six role once given the all-clear. The winger came just one point shy of the 30-point threshold while averaging a career-high 14:07 of ice time. If Tanev suits up for Game 2, it will be at the expense of Par Lindholm or Jack Roslovic.
Tanev (upper body) won't be available for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Blues, Paul Friesen of Winnipeg Sun reports. Tanev missed the final two games of the regular season due to the injury, and his absence will last at least one more game. The winger put together a breakout season, as he set career highs in goals (14), assists (15) and hits (278). With Tanev out, expect Par Lindholm to stay in the lineup and fill his usual bottom-six role.
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