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The Avs are labeling Tanguay (facial fracture) as day-to-day reports.

It appeared the Avalanche were going with the "out indefinitely" tag with Tanguay after he took a puck to the face Thursday night, but their evaluation Friday evidently showed the injury wasn't severe as expected. He'll still be forced out of action Saturday against the Hurricanes, with his availability in question for the team's next game Tuesday as well.

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Tanguay has been ruled out indefinitely with a facial fracture, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.

Coach Patrick Roy noted that Tanguay avoided a fractured jaw in Thursday's loss to the Capitals, but he's still be forced out action for an undetermined length of time as a result of the fracture. The Avs will have to wait and see how much progress Tanguay makes in the next few days before having a clearer idea of when he might return. In any event, it looks like the Avs could be without their leading goal scorer for multiple games.

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Tanguay has been diagnosed with a facial fracture and won't play Saturday against the Hurricanes.

The Avalanche haven't clarified if the injury will knock Tanguay out of action for multiple games, but he'll be held out for at least one contest while the team continues to assess his condition. The winger, who suffered the injury when he was struck in the face by an Alex Ovechkin shot Thursday against the Capitals, has been one of the few players to live up to expectations in a disappointing season for the Avs. He has seven goals and 11 points over 20 games.

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Tanguay suffered a jaw injury during Thursday's loss to Washington and had to leave the contest, the Canadian Press reports.

The veteran was hit in the face with an Alex Ovechkin shot, which doesn't sound like fun in the least. Coach Patrick Roy later said the team will know more about Tanguay's injury Friday. As for Thursday's game, Tanguay only saw 7:15 of action and logged a minus-1 rating with no points.

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Tanguay netted his seventh goal of the season in Thursday's shootout victory over the Rangers.

Elevated to the Avs' top line for the first time all season, Tanguay likely earned his stay there for at least one more game after giving the Avs a short-lived 2-1 lead in the second period. It was the third goal in four games for Tanguay, who leads the team with seven tallies on the campaign.

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Tanguay will play alongside Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly in Thursday's game against the Rangers, the Denver Post reports.

The Avs' offense has struggled to produce so far this season, so coach Patrick Roy continues to shake up the lineups looking for offense. Tanguay was previously playing with the third line, and leads the team with six goals in 17 games. He should continue to have opportunities to score goals with his new line.

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Tanguay scored his fifth goal of the 2014-2015 season in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Maple Leafs, the Denver Post reports.

He scored on a breakaway to tie the game at 2-2, in the second period. Tanguay ended the night with five shots and scored in the shootout as well. His five goals lead the team, and he has eight points in 15 games. Tanguay continues to be a bright spot on what can be seen as a disappointing Avs' season so far.

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Tanguay scored a shorthanded goal in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Sharks, pushing his point streak to six games.

While he hasn't managed any multi-point games over the course of this streak, the veteran winger now has four goals on his ledger after opening the season with four pointless contests. While he sat out of Monday's practice with foot soreness, it didn't seem to affect him on the ice Tuesday.

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Tanguay was held out of Monday's practice with a sore foot, but is expected to play Tuesday against the Sharks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

The day off from practice essentially amounted to a maintenance day for Tanguay, who will enter Tuesday's contest riding a five-game point streak. With the talented trio of Matt Duchene and Jarome Iginla joining him on the second line and the power play, Tanguay should continue to generate points with regularity if his health remains intact.

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Tanguay scored a goal on one of his two shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers on Tuesday.

Tanguay got off to a slow start to the season, being held without a point through the first four games, but he's starting to heat up with goals in each of his last three. Coach Patrick Roy considered putting Tanguay on the team's first line in the preseason, and if he can work his way back there, he'd have considerable fantasy value.