Kraken’s Brandon Tanev to miss remainder of season due to ACL injury

Seattle Kraken's Brandon Tanev right, and Edmonton Oilers' Slater Koekkoek become entangled as they chase the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

The Seattle Kraken will be without forward Brandon Tanev for the rest of the year.

Seattle announced Monday that Tanev sustained a season-ending ACL injury during a game against the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 18.

Tanev was hit into the boards and had to be helped off of the ice late in the third period of the 5-3 loss at home.

The Toronto native is sixth on the team with 15 points (nine goals and six assists) in 30 games.

Tanev, who turns 30 on Friday, was claimed in the expansion draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins in July.

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