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Thomas Vanek | Winger | #62

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Thomas Vanek popped his first goal since Oct. 25th during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Jets.
Mark it eight games, and about six weeks, since his last goal. He's also riding a three-game point streak with points in four of his last five. At five goals and 13 points in 16 games thus far, we'd say the clock has been turned back. Dec 7 - 1:35 AM

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Thomas Vanek registered an assist and the shootout winner in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Buffalo.

He has registered four goals and nine points in nine games this season. Vanek set up Gustav Nyquist for Detroit's only goal through regulation and overtime.
Nov 24 - 7:37 AM

Thomas Vanek had two shots and a minus-1 rating in his return to the lineup on Sunday against Calgary.

He sat out 11 games with a lower-body injury, which was believed to be a hip ailment, and logged 17:35 of ice time in his first game back. Vanek played with Dylan Larkin and Frans Nielsen in the contest.
Nov 21 - 10:00 AM

Thomas Vanek will return to action Sunday evening against the Flames.

He has been out of action since October 25th with a hip injury but is good to go on Sunday. Vanek was playing well when he went down, and it will be interesting to see if he can pick it up where he left off or whether he will revert to his level of play the last few seasons.
Nov 20 - 8:56 AM

Thomas Vanek is expected to be ready to play on Sunday, according to coach Jeff Blashill.

He isn't eligible to come off long-term injured reserve until Sunday's game. Vanek has been out since Oct. 25 because of a strained hip.
Nov 16 - 5:00 PM

Thomas Vanek (lower body) is on track to return to the lineup on Sunday.

He took part in Monday's practice and he is feeling much better. Vanek isn't eligible to come off LTIR until Sunday and he thinks he should be ready to by then.
Nov 14 - 12:55 PM

Thomas Vanek could return to the Red Wings' lineup late next week.

Vanek, who is recovering from a lower-body injury, started skating this week and could rejoin his teammates in a practice over the next day or two. If that should come to pass, Vanek could be rady to play in a game next weekend. Stay tuned for further updates.
Nov 13 - 9:39 AM

Thomas Vanek (lower body) was on the ice Thursday.

It's a step in the right direction, but Vanek isn't close to returning. The Red Wings recently moved him to the long-term injured reserve list, retroactive to Oct. 25.
Nov 10 - 4:24 PM

Thomas Vanek (lower body) has been placed on long-term injured reserve.

He is retroactive to Oct. 25th and a return before the end of November may not be in the cards. Vanek recorded four goals and four assists in seven games prior to sustaining a muscle strain to his right hip area.
Nov 7 - 10:30 AM

Thomas Vanek isn't projected to play for another two-to-three weeks.

He was already ruled out for Friday's match versus Winnipeg. Vanek hasn't played since Oct. 25 because of a muscle strain in the right hip area. He is unlikely to be back in the fold before late November.
Nov 4 - 7:46 AM

Thomas Vanek isn't expected to play this week because of a lower-body injury.

The Wings play at Philadelphia on Wednesday and host Winnipeg on Friday. Coach Jeff Blashill announced Sunday that the injury was worse than they originally thought. "It looks like it will be more of a week to week injury than a day to day," Blashill said. "I don't know the exact number of days, but it's longer than shorter right now." Vanek has been excellent this season with four goals and eight points in seven games, so hopefully he won't be sidelined for too long.
Oct 31 - 9:55 AM

Thomas Vanek has been downgraded to week-to-week with his middle body injury.

Tough news for the Red Wings and the veteran winger who was off to a scorching start this season. Be ready to play him once he's all healed up.
Oct 30 - 2:57 PM

Thomas Vanek will miss another game due to his middle body injury on Saturday, this time against Boston.

Vanek was off to a hot start with four goals and eight points through seven games. So be ready to reinsert him to your lineup when he's all healed up.
Oct 29 - 4:13 PM

Thomas Vanek will miss Thursday's match with St. Louis with a groin/hip-flexor injury, he is considered day-to-day.

Well, that's unfortunate. Vanek had returned to form in Detroit, leading the team with four goals and eight points in seven games.
Oct 27 - 7:14 PM

Thomas Vanek potted his fourth goal of the year in Detroit's 4-2 win against Carolina on Tuesday night.

He got the scoring started just 4:53 into the first period. Vanek is off to a great start with eight points in his first seven games as a member of the Red Wings.
Oct 26 - 7:54 AM

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C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
5Drew Miller
6Tyler Bertuzzi
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Riley Sheahan
5Andreas Athanasiou
6Tomas Jurco
7Joe Vitale
8Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Brian Lashoff
8Alexey Marchenko
9Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard