Report: Benning updates statuses on two key defensemen

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Report: Benning updates statuses on two key defensemen

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning hit the airwaves Friday morning, discussing with TSN Radio Vancouver about all sorts of topics, ranging from his contract talks with team ownership, to prospects, injury updates, and more.

A particularly interesting and welcome tidbit of information he provided was an update on the injury statuses of both Chris Tanev and Troy Stecher.

Stecher has been out since October 24th with a knee injury while Tanev has been dealing with a thumb injury since November 9th. 

With the news that Erik Gudbranson is not playing tonight due to an injury of his own, having Stecher in the lineup is definitely a boost - if Tanev makes his return, that will be huge news for Vancouver.

We'll keep you updated on the situation as it unfolds later in the day.