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Severe injury confirmed as Stars defenseman Chris Tanev spotted at airport


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Sam Jones
May 30, 2024  (12:22)
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Severe injury confirmed as Stars defenseman Chris Tanev spotted at airport
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Last night's game might have altered the course for the Dallas Stars, as defenseman Chris Tanev was sidelined due to an injury sustained from a blocked shot.

This event casts a shadow over the team's playoff aspirations, especially given the timing during the high-stakes third round.
In the heat of the second period, Tanev took a painful shot to his foot, which resulted in him limping off to the tunnel, unable to make a return for the remainder of the game. The aftermath of this incident was visible today at the Edmonton airport where Tanev was seen sporting a protective boot—a clear sign of a significant injury.
The sight of Tanev navigating the airport without assistance, aside from the boot, offers a mixed signal. On one hand, it confirms the severity of his injury; on the other, his ability to walk suggests a determination that might see him push through the pain barrier to rejoin his team on the ice, even if compromised.
Since his acquisition from the Calgary Flames at the trade deadline, Tanev has been pivotal in bolstering the Stars' defense, transforming it into one of the league's most formidable. His potential unavailability or limited capacity could critically weaken the Stars, particularly in their ongoing battle against the Oilers. The team's depth and resilience are now under a microscope, as they navigate the remainder of the playoffs without one of their key players.
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