Flames trade veteran defenceman Chris Tanev to Stars

By Sportsnet staff

The Calgary Flames traded veteran defenceman Chris Tanev to the Dallas Stars on Wednesday in a deal that also involved the New Jersey Devils.

Calgary received defence prospect Artem Grushnikov, a 2024 second-round pick and a 2026 conditional third-round pick.

The Stars also received goaltender Cole Brady from the Devils, who will also retain 50 per cent of Tanev’s contract, which has a $4.5 million AAV and expires this summer. New Jersey acquired a 2026 fourth-round pick from Dallas as well.

Tanev becomes the third pending UFA on the Flames roster to be dealt this season. The team traded Nikita Zadorov and Elias Lindholm to the Vancouver Canucks in separate deals.

The Flames currently sit five points out of a playoff spot and are on a four-game winning streak.

The 34-year-old Tanev is in the final year of a four-year, $18 million deal he signed with the Flames in 2020.

Grushnikov, 20, is a six-foot-two left-shot defender who was a second-round pick in 2021. He is in his first pro season with the AHL’s Texas Stars and has five points and 32 penalty minutes in 44 games.

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