Penguins Activate Forward Brandon Tanev off of Injured Reserve
The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated forwardBrandon Tanevoff of injured reserve, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.
Additionally, Pittsburgh has recalled goaltenderAlex D'Oriofrom the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
Tanev, 29, missed the final 18 games of the season after suffering an injury in his 100th career game on April 3 against Boston.
A Toronto, Ontario native, Tanev recorded seven goals, nine assists, 16 points and a team-leading 139 hits in 32 games. From March 6-13, Tanev had a career-high tying five-game point streak (1G-5A).
Tanev heads into his fourth career postseason after skating with Winnipeg in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2018, '19 and last year with Pittsburgh when he notched an assist in four games. Overall, Tanev has accumulated nine points (5G-4A) in 26 career playoff games, including a game-winning goal with the Jets in Game 3 of their 2019 First Round matchup versus St. Louis.
The Penguins begin the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs this afternoon with Game 1 of Round One against the New York Islanders. Puck drop is set for 12:00 PM at PPG Paints Arena.