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Thomas Vanek | Winger | #62

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Thomas Vanek has enjoyed February.
With his goal during Sunday's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh, he now has three goals and six points in eight games this month. For the season he's up to 15 goals and 37 points in 46 games. Feb 19 - 6:49 PM

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Thomas Vanek is expected to play Wednesday night after missing one game with an ankle injury.

"We'll know for sure after warmups," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We're anticipating he'll be ready to play." Look for Vanek to get back on a line with Andreas Athanasiou and Frans Nielsen against St. Louis.
Feb 15 - 5:36 PM

Thomas Vanek still has to see how he feels Wednesday morning before he gets the green light to return.

Vanek expects to play after missing Sunday's game with an ankle injury. Consider him active for now and we will let you know if that changes.
Feb 14 - 1:34 PM

Thomas Vanek (ankle) will be back in the lineup on Wednesday night against St. Louis.

He has declared himself good to go after missing Sunday's match against his former Minnesota teammates. Vanek had a three-game point streak prior to getting hurt with two goals and two assists.
Feb 14 - 12:30 PM

Thomas Vanek (ankle) won't play in Sunday's game with Minnesota.

Tough break for the veteran winger, who has had a nice resurgence this season. He's posted 14 goals and 36 points in 43 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 12 - 2:06 PM

Thomas Vanek is questionable for Sunday afternoon's game against Minnesota.

He apparently injured his ankle in Saturday night's 2-1 loss to Columbus and will see how he feels Sunday morning. Consider Vanek day-to-day.
Feb 12 - 9:51 AM

Thomas Vanek extended his hot streak with a goal during Saturday's 2-1 loss to Columbus.

Vanek now has points in four of his last five games, including two goals and five points over that span. For the season he now has 14 goals and 36 points in 43 games.
Feb 11 - 8:00 PM

Thomas Vanek contributed two assists in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Washington.

He assisted on a pair of goals by Andreas Athanasiou in the match, which briefly gave Detroit a 2-1 lead. Vanek has racked up 35 points in 42 appearances this season.
Feb 10 - 8:39 AM

Thomas Vanek knows he could be traded at the deadline, but he is hoping to stay with the Detroit Red Wings.

"I signed a one-year deal, so it can happen," Vanek said. "But I am focused on putting a couple more wins together and get ourselves in the picture and make it hard for Kenny to do something and hopefully stay here and make a run with this team." He leads the Wings with 13 goals and sits second on the team with 33 points in just 41 appearances. Vanek could be an attractive rental for contending clubs at the trade deadline.
Feb 8 - 10:18 AM

Thomas Vanek found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 OT loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Vanek's power play goal at the 9:00 mark of the second period tied the game two. The goal put an end to his personal seven-game goal drought. Vanek now has 13 goals and 20 assists in 41 games this season. There's a decent chance the pending unrestricted free agent could find himself on the move before the trade deadline.
Feb 7 - 11:15 PM

Thomas Vanek had two shots in 14:32 of playing time during his return to the lineup Wednesday night.

He missed one game with a lower-body injury. Vanek leads the Red Wings with 12 goals this season and ranks second on the team with 31 points despite playing in just 37 games.
Jan 26 - 8:12 AM

Thomas Vanek appears to be safe to activate for Wednesday's contest.

He took lines rushes with Frans Nielsen and Tomas Jurco and it looks like he will return against Toronto following a one-game absence.
Jan 25 - 6:46 PM

Thomas Vanek (lower body) is slated to be a game-time decision Wednesday night.

It sounds like he'll play against Toronto, though. "He skated this morning and felt better, so we'll know for sure tonight after warmups," said coach Jeff Blashill. Vanek didn't play on Tuesday because of a lower-body injury.
Jan 25 - 5:14 PM

Thomas Vanek (lower body) will not play on Tuesday night.

He is listed as day-to-day and hasn't been ruled out for Wednesday's game versus Toronto. Vanek was hit in the groin area by a puck on Sunday.
Jan 23 - 5:06 PM

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill doesn't think Thomas Vanek will be out long-term with a lower body injury.

While Blashill conceded he'll know more on Monday, that's certainly a sigh of relief as Vanek has arguably been the team's best player this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 22 - 4:17 PM

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C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Gustav Nyquist
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Justin Abdelkader
5Riley Sheahan
6Tomas Jurco
7Johan Franzen
8Joe Vitale
D1Mike Green
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Xavier Ouellet
5Brendan Smith
6Niklas Kronwall
7Ryan Sproul
8Nick Jensen
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Jared Coreau