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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.

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Alex Tanguay looked pretty good in his return from hip and knee injuries that sidelined him for 36 games but he won't play in back-to-back games so he will sit out Saturday against Tampa.

Taguay skated on a line with Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog and registered an assist in 17:10 minutes of ice time. Tanguay certainly was a bit apprehensive about playing after such a long layoff. "I was nervous, but most of my anxiousness was health-wise," Tanguay said. "But I came out feeling pretty good, so that's the great news for me and I hope it's going to keep going that way." Avs' coach Patrick Roy seemed pretty pleased with Tanguay's performance. "I thought he looked good," Roy said of Tanguay. If Tanguay was discarded during his recovery, you may want to make him a waiver wire target next week.