Summary: Seattle Kraken forward Brandon Tanev will be sidelined for at least a month due to a lower body injury sustained in the season opener against Vegas. Tanev’s absence will be a significant blow to the team’s penalty kill and energy on the ice.
Brandon Tanev, forward for the Seattle Kraken, will be out of action for four-to-six weeks after suffering a lower body injury in the team’s season opener against the Vegas Golden Knights. The injury occurred as a result of an illegal hit to the head by Vegas player Brett Howden, resulting in a match penalty and a two-game suspension for Howden. Tanev fell awkwardly with his left leg underneath him as a result of the hit. This is a significant setback for Tanev and the Kraken, as he is known for his intense competitiveness and contributions to the team’s penalty kill. Last season, Tanev recorded career-highs of 16 goals and 19 assists while playing in all 82 games for the Kraken. However, he also missed a significant portion of the 2021-2022 season due to a torn ACL in his knee.
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