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Radim Vrbata | Winger | #17

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/13/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 7 (212) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Radim Vrbata probably will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The Canucks weren't able to trade Vrbata before the deadline because teams reportedly weren't interested. He scored just 13 goals and 27 points in 63 games last season. Jun 1 - 2:53 PM

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Radim Vrbata (lower body) won't return this season.

He missed Saturday's match because of a lower-body injury. Vrabata will finish the year with 13 goals and 27 points in 63 contests. He is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer.
Mar 21 - 3:39 PM

Radim Vrbata won't play in Saturday's game because of a lower-body injury.

Vrbata has had a disappointing season thus far. The 34-year-old has 13 goals and 27 points in 63 games. He's considered day-to-day, but he shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 19 - 5:01 PM

Radim Vrbata (lower body) returned to action on Monday March 7.

Vrbata missed five straight games due to the ailment. He had three shots on goal in 16:50 minutes' worth of playing time in his return.
Mar 8 - 3:13 AM

Radim Vrbata won't play in Saturday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Vrbata has been dealing with a lower-body injury and he still isn't ready to return. There's a good chance he'll play in Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings. The 34-year-old has 12 goals and 24 points in 57 games last season.
Mar 5 - 2:47 PM

The Vancouver Canucks didn't receive any trade offers for Radim Vrbata.

There was plenty of speculation about the possibility of Vancouver moving Vrbata prior to the deadline, but it seems there just wasn't a market for him. He certainly has enjoyed a great career, but keep in mind that the 34-year-old forward has been limited to 12 goals and 24 points in 57 games to go along with his minus-32 rating. Those numbers don't live up to his $5 million annual cap hit.
Mar 4 - 11:27 AM

Radim Vrbata (lower body) will not participate in Thursday's game.

There was some hope that Vrbata would be available after he practiced with the Canucks on Wednesday. He has 12 goals and 24 points in 57 contests this season.
Mar 3 - 2:27 PM

Radim Vrbata (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Vrbata will still need to be re-evaluated on Thursday before the Canucks will decide on his availability for that night's game. It's also worth noting that Vrbata was skating on the fourth line during the practice.
Mar 2 - 5:25 PM

Radim Vrbata will not play on Sunday due to a lower body injury.

Vrbata could return next week but it may not be in a Vancouver uniform as he is one of the favorites to move at the deadline. The forward has had a terrible season with 12 goals and 24 points after a 31 goal, 63 point performance last season so there should be plenty of teams interested in a winger who can score.
Feb 28 - 9:48 AM

Radim Vrbata (lower body) is projected to be out for about a week.

Coach Willie Desjardins doesn't expect Vrbata to be sidelined for weeks, which is good news. Consider him day-to-day.
Feb 23 - 3:19 PM

Radim Vrbata was a minus-two last night and is now the NHL's worst player as far as plus/minus is concerned.

Vrbata is a minus-32 and that is not anything to write home about. When you factor in only 11 goals and 23 points Vrbata has been a fantasy bust this season after a great 2014-15 campaign when he found the back of the net 31 times and had 63 points. He may be worth looking at in a couple of weeks if he gets traded to a playoff contender.
Feb 20 - 1:04 PM

Radim Vrbata found himself as a bottom-six forward at practice Monday.

Vrbata has been a top-six forward during his year-and-a-half stay in Vancouver but he was demoted and playing alongside Derek Dorsett and Brandon Sutter at practice Monday. It is likely that he will be dealt at trade deadline as he had a big year in 2014-15 with 31 goals and 63 points but he has been a shell of his former self this season with only 11 goals and 22 points in 50 games, including only one assist in his last seven games.
Feb 9 - 11:00 AM

Do not expect to see Radim Vrbata back in a Vancouver Canucks uniform next season.

The 34-year-old winger inked a two-year deal with Vancouver two seasons ago and is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He is struggling this season with only 11 goals and 22 points with a minus-22 rating after a terrific campaign in 2014-15 with 31 goals and 63 points. The difference this season is that he has rarely played with the Sedin twins after spending all of last season with the duo. If the Canucks are out of the playoff race at the trade deadline then Vancouver would likely deal him elsewhere. He has little fantasy value at this time.
Jan 31 - 10:55 AM

Radim Vrbata was reunited with Daniel and Henrik Sedin Friday.

The trio were terrific last season and Vrbata had an outstanding season with 31 goals and 63 points. But this year Vrbata has rarely been with the twins and it shows with only 11 goals and 10 assists in 43 games. He had an assist last night and if he continues to play with the Sedins, he should have a big second half of the season. Stay tuned and hope that coach Willie Desjardins keeps the trio together.
Jan 16 - 10:05 AM

Radim Vrbata scored a power play goal in Thursday night's 4-1 loss to the league-leading Washington Capitals.

Vrbata now has 11 goals and 20 points through 42 games this season, which is poised to be his worst offensive output in five years. The 34-year-old also hurts fantasy teams with his -16 rating so far this season.
Jan 14 - 10:18 PM

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All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
5Brendan Gaunce
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Emerson Etem
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Alex Burrows
4Derek Dorsett
5Jake Virtanen
D1Alexander Edler
2Ben Hutton
3Chris Tanev
4Erik Gudbranson
5Philip Larsen
6Luca Sbisa
7Nikita Tryamkin
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom
3Richard Bachman
4Thatcher Demko