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July 1, 2019 04:24 PM
Stars' Tanner Kero: Inks two-year contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero penned a two-year, two-way deal with Dallas on Monday.

Kero spent the entire 2018-19 campaign in the minors with AHL Utica, where he put together a solid season, as he racked up 24 goals and 33 helpers in 67 outings. The 26-year-old should be a factor during training camp, but may have to start the year in the minors awaiting a call-up.

January 20, 2019 03:00 PM
Canucks' Tanner Kero: Demoted to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was sent down to AHL Utica on Sunday.

With Elias Pettersson (knee) returning from injured reserve, there was no room left for Kero with the big club. The 26-year-old will return to AHL Utica, where he has 16 goals and 37 points in 43 contests. He'll remain on the short list of call-ups in case of any injuries on the Canucks.

January 17, 2019 11:53 AM
Canucks' Tanner Kero: Called up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was recalled from AHL Utica on Thursday, Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Kero could slot into the lineup if Bo Horvat (undisclosed) is unable to suit up against the Sabres on Friday. In 43 minor-league outings with the Comets, the 26-year-old Kero racked up 16 goals and 20 helpers, but has yet to log an NHL game this season.

September 21, 2018 11:25 PM
Canucks' Tanner Kero: Designated for waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was waived by the Canucks on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

It's always interesting when a team trades for a player and then ends up waiving him in short order. This is precisely what happened with Kero, as the Canucks acquired him in a trade with the Blackhawks in late June at the expense of sending Michael Chaput (now with Montreal) the other way. Still, there's a chance that Kero ends up with AHL Utica, which is the top developmental affiliate of the Canucks.

June 24, 2018 08:13 PM
Canucks' Tanner Kero: Traded to Vancouver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was traded to the Canucks from the Blackhawks on Sunday in exchange for Michael Chaput.

Kero saw action in just eight games at the NHL level last season, as the bulk of the campaign was spent in the AHL. He'll now head to Vancouver; despite the move, Kero likely won't see a huge boost in playing time and can be avoided in the bulk of fantasy drafts.

December 7, 2017 12:32 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Waived by club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was placed on waivers by the Blackhawks on Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

Considering Kero has played in just two of Chicago's previous 20 contests, it shouldn't come as a surprise the club would like to reassign him to AHL Rockford if he clears waivers. The winger tallied one goal and two helpers in his eight appearances this year and should get another crack at the 23-man roster once logging some minutes in the minors.

November 12, 2017 11:13 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Scores first goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero scored a goal in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Devils.

While it was his first goal of the year and his second point in as many games, that is where the excitement stops. Kero has missed several games this year to various ailments. Combine that with being appointed a healthy scratch by head coach Joel Quenneville on numerous occasions, and Kero isn't worth a look in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

October 9, 2017 06:21 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: On track to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero (undisclosed) is projected to suit up Monday evening against host Toronto, per

Kero's slated for work on the third line with Patrick Sharp and Alex DeBrincat. He missed Saturday's win over Columbus with his mystery ailment, but was expected to play Monday all along.

October 7, 2017 01:09 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Unfit to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero (undisclosed) ruled himself out of Saturday's home contest versus the Blue Jackets, John Dietz of the Daily Herald reports.

Dietz further reports that the third-year NHLer is likely to return to game action Monday against host Toronto. Kero registered just one empty shot and a block in Thursday's 10-1 win over the Penguins, but then again, he only garnered 7:35 of ice time.

October 6, 2017 01:33 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Questionable for Saturday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero (undisclosed) missed Friday's practice and is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The 25-year-old forward's injury isn't believed to be serious, but if he's unable to go Saturday, Tommy Wingels will center Chicago's fourth line against Columbus. The Blackhawks should release another update on Kero's status prior to puck drop Saturday evening.

June 10, 2017 02:09 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: In line for regular NHL role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero is likely to replace Marcus Kruger next season, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Blackhawks have Kruger under contract through the 2018-19 season, but Kero has a similar skill set and is much more affordable ($750,000 annually compared to $3.083 million for Krueger). A consistent role in the NHL would certainly render Kero valuable, at least in some of the deeper fantasy pools. He accumulated 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) to complement a plus-15 rating over 47 games this year.

March 30, 2017 06:48 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Marks scoresheet twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero collected a goal, an assist and five shots on net during Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.

The 24-year-old forward centered Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin on Wednesday, and as long as he's skating with that talented duo, Kero is a promising fantasy asset. It was especially encouraging to see Kero register five shots. While his offensive upside is likely limited, it isn't out of the question to take a speculative flier on Kero in seasonal leagues, and he's a strong value play in daily contests while skating in a scoring role.

March 23, 2017 04:48 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Inks extension with Blackhawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero signed a two-year contract extension with the Blackhawks on Thursday.

Kero has been a pleasant surprise for Chicago this season, notching 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 38 games while skating in a bottom-six role. The 24-year-old winger likely won't ever develop into a useful option in season-long fantasy leagues, but his versatility and penalty-killing ability will make him an asset for the Blackhawks for the duration of his deal.

February 16, 2017 05:50 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was recalled from AHL Rockford on Thursday.

As expected, Kero makes his return to the big club after getting some time with the IceHogs during the Blackhawks' bye week. He'll likely slot back into his place centering Chicago's fourth line, which doesn't give him enough upside to be much of a fantasy asset for the time being.

February 12, 2017 10:10 AM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Assigned to AHL Rockford
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was assigned to AHL Rockford on Sunday, Brian Hedger of reports.

The Blackhawks are off the schedule until Feb. 18 against the Oilers, so the 24-year-old Kero will head to Rockford for the week to see some more substantial ice time in games. Since coming through with a two-goal, one-assist game Jan. 17 against the Avalanche, Kero has totaled three points combined in his last 10 games and largely remains off the fantasy radar in most formats.

January 18, 2017 01:35 AM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Records three-point night in Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero posted a pair of goals with an assist and a plus-4 rating in Tuesday's 6-4 victory against the Avalanche.

Kero posted seven scoreless games following his recall from Rockford, but he's come alive over the past five outings with three goals, two assists and a plus-5. He was playing well in the AHL, posting solid offensive totals, and that's carried over to Chicago. Kero is only worth a flier in deeper fantasy leagues at this point, but he's worth remembering in case he sticks around a while.

January 11, 2017 02:15 AM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Bends twine for second time in career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero scored his first goal of the year (and the second of his career) in Tuesday's overtime win against the Red Wings.

With just five points in 26 career games, the 24-year-old's not exactly fantasy-team material, but his decent AHL production (20 points in 28 games this year; 39 in 60 last year) suggests that Kero could eventually generate some deep-league value.

December 22, 2016 03:45 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Joins parent club on recall
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was called up from AHL Rockford on Thursday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Best known for his hockey sense and scoring punch at lower levels -- seven goals, 13 helpers with the AHL's IceHogs this campaign -- Kero has yet to make his season debut, but he could get a chance to draw in Friday with Artem Anisimov (upper body) having been placed on injured reserve.

December 7, 2015 12:36 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Reassigned Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kero was reassigned to AHL Rockford on Monday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The Michigan Tech product is likely a victim of Bryan Bickell's recall to the big club. All indications were that head coach Joel Quenneville didn't agree with the organization's decision to send Bickell down in the first place, so it's not surprising that Kero, in his first-full pro season, has been returned to Rockford.

October 27, 2015 05:49 PM
Blackhawks' Tanner Kero: Recalled by Blackhawks on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blackhawks recalled Kero on Tuesday.

Kero has been phenomenal with AHL Rockford this season, registering eight points (six goals, two assists) in the first five games of the 2015-16 campaign. The Hawks have struggled offensively of late, and have desperately been trying to find a player capable of playing alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa on the team's top line. Given his obvious offensive upside, Kero could very well be given a look in that role Thursday against the Jets.

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