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... the Canucks had a dire need for one of those this season, even when both Kevin Bieksa and Chris Tanev were healthy.
Tanev (leg) made the trip to San Jose, but is still in his walking boot and remains day-to-day, TSN.ca reports.
Tanev (leg) didn't travel with the team for Saturday's regular season finale in Edmonton, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Coach Alaign Vigneault said Tanev (leg) will not be ready for the start of the playoffs, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Tanev, who suffered a leg during Vancouver's win over Calgary on Saturday yet finished the game, is listed as day-to-day, according to TSN.ca.
Tanev apeared to suffer a knee injury in the first period of Vancouver's 5-2 win over Calgary on Saturday. He left the ice but returned at the beginning of the second frame.
Tanev played in both Tuesday and Thursday's games after suffering an arm injury in Sunday's game against the Wild.
Tanev suffered an apparent arm injury during Sunday's loss to the Wild, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Tanev was moved up to the second defensive pairing alongside Alex Edler during Wednesday's practice, the Vancouver Province reports.
Tanev is expected to open the season as part of the Canucks' third defensive pairing, the Vancouver Province reports.
Tanev will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's tilt against the Flames, News 1130 News reports.
The Canucks recalled Tanev from Chicago of the AHL on Thursday, the team's official site reports.
Tanev is expected to skate alongside Alex Edler on the Canucks second defensive pairing, the Vancouver Province reports.
Tanev has been cleared to play and may return to the lineup Thursday, the Vancouver Province reports.
Tanev, who's currently playing for Chicago of the AHL, has dished out eight assists in 11 games since returning from a lower-body injury.
Tanev, who has missed the past four games for Chicago of the AHL with a lower-body injury, is nearing a return to action, the Vancouver Province reports.
The Canucks re-assigned Tanev to Chicago of the AHL on Monday, the team's official site reports.