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40 Alex Tanguay LW
Height/Weight: 6-1/194 | Birthdate: 11/21/1979 | Birthplace: St. Justine, Quebec, Canada | Team: Colorado Avalanche | College: None | NHL Experience: 14 | Salary: $3,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 59/29 | Average Draft Position: 204.57
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2/14/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Nets 15th Goal

News: Alex Tanguay scored his 15th goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay has two goals and four points in his last four games, giving him 38 points in 54 games on the season. While the 35-year-old has been a steady fantasy play this season, he has 15 goals on just 68 shots (22.1 percent), so it's hard to see him continue scoring at this pace. He does have a great shot, though, so the third-liner is definitely worth owning in deeper formats.

2/9/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Pots 14th Goal

News: Alex Tanguay scored his 14th goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay's surprising season continues, as he's now got 36 points in 52 games. The fact Tanguay hasn't gone more than three straight games without a point since the start of the season makes him one of the more consistent point producers right now. While he won't post spectacular overall offensive totals, his second-line role and offensive skill make a 20-goal, 55-point season very realistic.

2/4/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay (Hand) To Play Tuesday

News: Alex Tanguay plans to play with a bandage on his hand Tuesday against the Stars, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay sustained a bruise after blocking a shot last week against the Predators, but he didn't seem to experience many limitations while practicing Monday. Look for the winger to skate on the Avs' second line with Matt Duchene and Jarome Iginla on Tuesday.

2/2/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay (Hand) Appears Fine At Practice

News: Alex Tanguay appeared fine at practice Monday despite the hand bruise that caused him to miss practice Saturday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay appears to be on track to play Tuesday against the Stars, but his status should clear up closer to game time. The veteran winger has posted 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) in 48 games this season, and should be considered probable for Tuesday's contest at this point.

2/1/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Bruised Hand Knocks Avs' Tanguay Out Of Practice

News: Alex Tanguay missed Saturday's practice due to a bruised hand, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay suffered the injury in Friday's game against Nashville, when a slap shot from Seth Jones ricocheted off his hand. He is expected to resume practicing with the team Monday, which would put him on track to play Tuesday against the Stars.

1/28/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Assists In Loss

News: Alex Tanguay gathered an assist but took a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's loss to the Predators.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay continues to find himself on top of the Avs' point list this season with 33. He hasn't done much to help his cause on the power play with only eight points in that capacity, but he's been one of the few Avs forward to meet or surpass expectations so far. Health always remains a worry for the 35-year-old, however, so keep prepared in the event Tanguay breaks down in the second half.

1/16/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL Avs' Tanguay Dishes Out Two In Win

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Dishes Out Two In Win

News: Alex Tanguay picked up two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's victory over the Panthers.
Analysis: The points continue to fly in for Alex Tanguay, who has registered a goal and five assists over his last five contests. On a team chock-full of several young, skilled forwards, it's the 35-year-old Tanguay who ranks as the Avs' leading scorer with 31 points in 43 games.

1/12/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Scores In Loss

News: Alex Tanguay scored the team's lone goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay hadn't found the back of the net in eight straight games as Monday's tally was his first since Dec. 23. The 35-year-old started off the new year with three straight games without a point, but he's now got three in his last three contests and 28 through 41 games on the season.

1/9/2015

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Helps Out In Victory

News: Alex Tanguay had the primary assists on both of Jarome Iginla's goals -- one on the power play -- and went plus-2 in Thursday's win over the Senators.
Analysis: He'd gone three straight without finding his way ont he scoresheet, so this was a welcome return to productivity for the veteran winger. With 12 goals and 27 points to show for 39 games this season, Alex Tanguay's been about as productive as you could possibly have expected him to be.

12/24/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL Avs' Tanguay Picks Up Two Points

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Picks Up Two Points

News: Alex Tanguay scored a goal, added an assist, went plus-2 and was stuck with two PIM in Tuesday's win over the Blues.
Analysis: Quite the stat-stuffing evening for Alex Tanguay, who's been scoring inconsistently, but has ridden a trio of big games to a total of seven points in his last six contests. However, his lack of shots on goal is pretty concerning, as Tanguay -- never a prolific shooter in the first place -- has posted zeroes in that column in four of the last seven games.

12/20/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Tanguay Gets Two Goals, Assist In Avs' Win

News: Alex Tanguay scored two goals and added one assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Sabres.
Analysis: He has five points (two goals, three assists) in his last four games and 10 in his last 10. He's delivering reasonable output for his fantasy owners in deep leagues.

12/12/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Chips In Two Helpers

News: Alex Tanguay dished out a pair of assists, went plus-2 and added two penalty minutes Thursday against the Jets.
Analysis: He went without a shot on goal for the second straight game and third in the last five, but hey, at least Alex Tanguay chipped in some offense. He's actually been doing that with great regularity of late, having notched eight points in his last seven games despite going scoreless over the last two prior to Thursday's action.

11/29/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Tanguay Leads Avs To 5-2 Win

News: Alex Tanguay scored a goal and added two assists in the Avs' 5-2 win over the Stars on Saturday.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay now has 15 points in 22 games this season and is playing some of his best hockey in recent memory. The 35-year-old left winger is the only holdover from the Sakic-Forsberg era and is providing a veteran presence in Colorado. He's one of head coach Patrick Roy's most trusted forwards but given his age and injury history his current scoring pace may not be sustainable. Tanguay hasn't played full season in over a decade.

11/27/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Likely To Play Wednesday

News: Alex Tanguay (fractured jaw) is considered likely to play Wednesday against the Blackhawks, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay appeared set to play Tuesday night in Arizona, but the Avs ended up scratching him after he was still suffering from blurred vision during the team's morning skate. This latest report would seem to indicate that Tanguay's being held out Tuesday was a precautionary measure, so assuming that he's now experiencing some improvement, it looks promising that he'll suit up. The veteran forward is tied with Matt Duchene for the team lead with seven goals on the season.

11/26/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avalanche's Tanguay Playing Wednesday

News: Alex Tanguay (jaw) will play Wednesday against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay was not listed among Colorado's scratches, so he will return to action after missing the last two games.

11/26/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs Reverse Course, Rule Tanguay Out Tuesday

News: Alex Tanguay (fractured jaw), who was expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Coyotes, will instead miss his second consecutive game, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: After it was indicated a day earlier that Alex Tanguay wouldn't have to miss further time due to the jaw injury, coach Patrick Roy said the forward was still experiencing blurred vision and pain on the side of his head following Tuesday's morning skate. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like the setback is significant for Tanguay at the moment, so with an extra day off, the possibility exists that he could be ready to go when the Avs return home for a game Wednesday versus the Blackhawks.

11/25/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Will Return On Tuesday

News: Alex Tanguay (face) has been cleared by doctors and will play against the Coyotes on Tuesday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Alex Tanguay was hit in the face with a puck in Thursday's game against the Capitals and was forced to miss Colorado's game on Saturday. It was originally feared that he would be out indefinitely, but after further evaluation it was determined that the injury was not long-term. In 20 appearances this season, the 35-year-old winger has seven goals and four assists.

11/22/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay: Condition Upgraded To Day-To-Day

News: The Avs are labeling Alex Tanguay (facial fracture) as day-to-day.
Analysis: It appeared the Avalanche were going with the "out indefinitely" tag with Alex 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.

11/22/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs Rule Tanguay Out Indefinitely

News: Alex Tanguay has been ruled out indefinitely with a facial fracture, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Coach Patrick Roy noted that Alex 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.

11/21/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Leaves Thursday's Contest

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

11/21/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Diagnosed With Facial Fracture

News: Alex Tanguay has been diagnosed with a facial fracture and won't play Saturday against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: The Avalanche haven't clarified if the injury will knock Alex 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.

11/14/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL Avs' Tanguay Nets Seventh Goal

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Nets Seventh Goal

News: Alex Tanguay netted his seventh goal of the season in Thursday's shootout victory over the Rangers.
Analysis: Elevated to the Avs' top line for the first time all season, Alex 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.

11/13/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay To Play On New Line

News: Alex Tanguay will play alongside Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly in Thursday's game against the Rangers, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The Avs' offense has struggled to produce so far this season, so coach Patrick Roy continues to shake up the lineups looking for offense. Alex 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.

11/7/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Avs' Tanguay Scores In Shootout Win

News: Alex 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.
Analysis: He scored on a breakaway to tie the game at 2-2, in the second period. Alex 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.

10/29/2014

Alex Tanguay, RW, COL

Alex Tanguay

Shortie Gives Avs' Tanguay Six-Game Streak

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