Thomas Vanek admitted that returning to Minnesota was one of his main motivations for wanting to test the free agent market.
The Minnesota Wild have signed Thomas Vanek to a three-year deal, $19.5 million contract.
Thomas Vanek is interested in signing with the Minnesota Wild, but the team might be unwilling to give him a long-term deal.
The Minnesota Wild are holding an in-person meeting with potential UFA target Thomas Vanek on Sunday, according to a report by TVA's Louis Jean.
Thomas Vanek has garnered the interest of 8 to 10 teams during the NHL's open window phase of free agency.
Michael Russo of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune believes that Thomas Vanek landing with the Wild "is no longer a given."
Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur suggested that Montreal might be better off without Thomas Vanek.
To nobody's surprise, the agent for Thomas Vanek confirmed Tuesday that the Austrian forward will make a decision about his future when the free agency period opens on July 1st.
Thomas Vanek blamed his lack of production in the playoffs on poor chemistry with his new linemates.
As expected, Thomas Vanek is projected to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Thomas Vanek played just over 12 minutes in Thursday's 1-0 series-ending loss to the New York Rangers.
Thomas Vanek recorded an assist for the Canadiens in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday.
Thomas Vanek skated on the third line at practice on Saturday.
Thomas Vanek recorded an assist in Montreal's 3-2 overtime win on Thursday.