Tanev has been on injured reserve since April.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Just ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ highly anticipated playoff game against the New York Islanders, the Penguins have activated forward Brandon Tanev off of injured reserve.

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General Manager Ron Hextall made the announcement Sunday morning.

The Penguins put together a tribute video for Tanev on social media, announcing his return back to the team.

Tanev was placed on the injured reserve list back in April after suffering an injury during a game against Boston.

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The Penguins will face off against the Islanders at noon at PPG Paints Arena.