Found January 24, 2014 on Sports Injury Alert:
Hockey players are tough.They're rough and tumble, always have their linemate's backs and aren't afraid to drop the gloves and get into a scrap to inspire their team - physically, they may be the toughest competitors on the planet.Psychologically, they are just as vulnerable as any other human being.To hear players like Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos and Colorado's Alex Tanguay talk about coming back from a major injury reminds us that underneath the pads, head gear and brutish exterior, their psyche is just as frail - but they are Hockey players, and they will suck it up.Tanguay addressed the media on Wednesday and shared some thoughts to that end, and also to confirm that he will be back in game action on Friday night in Sunshine, Florida as the Avalanche travel to meet the Florida Panthers."I'm nervous to see how everything's going to feel out there." The 34-year-old right winger remarked, "As much as you do in practice, you don...

Rick Sadowski: Tanguay returns vs. Panthers; Mitchell out until Monday

Follow @RickS7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Alex Tanguay will play tonight for the first...

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Prized rookie starting to find the twine One year ago it was Seth Jones who was the presumed first pick in the NHL Entry Draft, not Nathan MacKinnon. The Avalanche took MacKinnon and Jones slid to the Nashville Predators at the fourth slot. While Jones has shown promise in his rookie campaign, Avalanche brass Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy surely doesn’t regret their decision to snag...

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Our story on the online homepage looks at the reassignment of young forward Brad Malone, who will be replaced by veteran Alex Tanguay. That was filed this morning. Tanguay was among three Avs to skate today. Defenseman Nate Guenin, who is on the verge of recovering from an ankle injury, and center Matt Duchene also laced ‘em up. Everyone else had off-ice conditioning. Tanguay...

Rick Sadowski: Tanguay to play Friday; Guenin ready; Malone back to AHL

Follow @RickS7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Right wing Alex Tanguay will become the...

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Friday night. Jamie McGinn and Paul Stastny also scored for Colorado and Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves. Colorado won for the fifth time in six games. Scottie Upshall scored twice for Florida. Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots. The Panthers lost for the first...

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