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Avs coach Patrick Roy said at Thursday's training camp session that the Tanguay is slated to open the season as the right wing on the first line, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.

If that ends up being the case, it could be a boon for Tanguay, who would be placed alongside Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon on a line full of offensive firepower. Even at the tail end of his career, Tanguay has shown an aptitude for collecting points, but staying healthy could prove problematic. Knee and hip issues limited him to 16 games last season, and he also missed a total of 26 contests across the previous two campaigns. There's still plenty of risk with Tanguay, but the prospect of playing with MacKinnon could greatly outweigh it.

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Alex Tanguay (hip) was on the ice for Colorado's optional skate on Sunday.

He isn't expected to be back in the lineup until next season, but it's a positive sign that he was able to get back on the ice. Tanguay underwent hip surgery in February and he appeared in just 16 games during the regular season.

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Alex Tanguay will have surgery on his hip Friday morning and he's expected to miss the rest of the season.

The issue with his hip contributed to the knee problem that he had been dealing with of late. The Avalanche had a 15-1 record with Tanguay in the lineup and he had 11 points over that span.

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Alex Tanguay (knee) missed Friday's practice.

Tanguay will not participate in Saturday's contest. The good news is that the injury isn't believed to be serious at this point and there's a decent chance that he'll be ready when the Olympic break ends.

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Alex Tanguay (knee) didn't skate in the morning and missed Thursday's game against Philadelphia.

He received treatment instead. Tanguay has missed four straight games since he re-injured his knee.

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Alex Tanguay (knee) will not return to the Avalanche's lineup on Tuesday.

Tanguay only ended up playing in three of four contests before he re-injured his knee. This will be his third straight game on the sidelines.

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Alex Tanguay (knee) won't play Monday.

It will be the second straight he has missed since re-injuring his knee. He is listed as day-to-day. Tanguay is with the team on their trip and he could be available for Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.

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There is no update on whether Alex Tanguay will play Saturday afternoon against Buffalo.

He tweaked the same knee that kept him out of action for most of the season. We suspect the Avs will play it cautious with Tanguay and sit him out against the Sabres. If you have a reasonable alternative, we suggest you start him and bench Tanguay at least until next week.

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Alex Tanguay wasn't on the ice with the Colorado Avalanche for Friday's practice due to a tweaked knee.

Tanguay sustained the ailment during Thursday's contest. For now he's questionable Saturday, but this is concerning news considering he's missed most of the season due to knee/hip problems.

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Coach Patrick Roy is happy to have Alex Tanguay back in the lineup.

"He brings something so important to this team when he's playing with Paul (Stastny) and (Gabe Landeskog)," Roy said. The Avalanche has a 14-1 record when he's been in the lineup. Tanguay, who has a goal and an assist in two games since returning to the fold, has 11 points in 15 games this season.