Chris Tanev and Yann Sauve re-assigned to Manitoba
First off, glad he's healthy so that he can be re-assigned. And second, I'm glad he is because he is low on our D depth chart. Rather him play in the playoffs with Manitoba (they need all the D help they can get) than sit in the press box.
Per @garylawless, out of Winnipeg: Chris tanev en route to join moose
Last edited by Placebo Effect: 04-07-2011 at 11:06 AM.
Btw I nicknamed Yann Sauve "Rico Sauve". You're welcome
Rico...it could work.
To my knowledge, they haven't. I believe Sauve was an emergency call-up for Tanev's injury...I know Tanev was demoted to save cap space for Edler's return. I wonder if Sauve is now up in place of Alberts until he can return to the lineup?
Considering how solid he looked with the big club in fairly large sample size of games (29), you have to wonder just how good he'll be down at the AHL level. Needless to say, this is an absolute blessing for the Moose, maybe even moreso than getting Edler back is for the Canucks.
It really is a remarkable story. A classic late bloomer who went through a late growth spurt to make a career possible.
Three years ago, he wasn't on anybody's radar. Two years ago, he was playing his 20-year-old season in Junior A in Ontario. (Note: those Ontario leagues aren't near the calibre of the BCHL). A year in college, half a year in the AHL, and he's playing steady defenceman minutes for the President's Trophy champions.
He's been a solid guy for us when our blue-line has been beat up. Solid, understated defenceman. My guess is he'll be back at some point in the playoffs. But he's earned a long look for next season.