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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
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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

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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

Thomas Vanek has been diagnosed with a lower body injury suffered in Sunday's matinee with the Rangers.

The veteran winger is considered day-to-day, for now.
Jan 22 - 2:03 PM

Thomas Vanek did not return to Sunday's match against the Rangers after the first period ended.

He took a shot to the mid-section as the first period buzzer rang, and writhed in pain for a bit before leaving under his own power. Vanek did not factor on to the score sheet before departing. Consider him day-to-day with an undisclosed ailment for now.
Jan 22 - 1:45 PM

Thomas Vanek scored the only goal in Detroit's 1-0 win over Montreal Monday afternoon.

Vanek extended his point streak to six games, giving him 12 goals and 30 points in 33 contests in 2016-17. Danny DeKeyser and Frans Nielsen each assisted on the marker.
Jan 16 - 5:57 PM

Thomas Vanek might end up on the trading block before the deadline.

Vanek can become an unrestricted free agent this summer and unless the Red Wings start to heat up over the next month or so, they're not likely to make the playoffs. Vanek's having a strong season too with 11 goals and 29 points in 32 contests, so he might end up providing Detroit with a solid return in a trade.
Jan 16 - 11:33 AM

Thomas Vanek has a four-game point streak.

He set up a power-play goal by Gustav Nyquist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Dallas. Vanek has three goals and three helpers during his scoring spree. He has 27 points in 31 games this campaign.
Jan 13 - 8:28 AM

Detroit newcomers Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen have had great chemistry this season.

"I've gotten along with Fransie since Day 1 that I got traded to the Islanders," Vanek said. "Even when I left, we stayed a little bit in touch, and I was excited that he signed here. The biggest part of our chemistry is you have think the game similar, and I think we do that." He has registered three goals and one assist in his last two outings and Nielsen has collected three helpers during that time. Vanek has been hot for a while now with 15 points in his past 17 contests.
Jan 9 - 10:12 AM

Thomas Vanek scored twice in the Red Wings 4-0 shutout over the LA Kings on Thursday.

He picked up the game winner with his ninth of the year, opening up the scoring for the Red Wings and later added his ninth. He has four goals and an assist for five points in his last five games. That's 23 points in 28 games for Vanek who looks to be well on his way to eclipsing last year's 48 points in 74 games with Minnesota.
Jan 6 - 2:09 AM

Thomas Vanek is now riding a four-game point streak thanks to the helper he picked up in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to Toronto in the Centennial Classic.

Vanek has posted two goals and four points during the streak, giving him seven goals and 21 points over 26 games this season. Suffice it to say, the veteran winger has turned back the clock in Motown.
Jan 1 - 8:39 PM

Thomas Vanek is heating up for the Red Wings.

Vanek scored his second goal in as many games, and has points in four of his last five games. He has two goals and five points in that span. Now with seven goals and 20 points in 25 games, the veteran winger certainly seems to have found his niche in Motown.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:39:00 AM

Thomas Vanek scored a power play goal in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Wings found themselves down 2-0 in the first period and 3-1 in the second, but they fought back. Vanek's goal at the 6:33 mark of the third period tied the game at three before Evander Kane scored the winner for Buffalo. Vanek now has six goals and 13 assists in 24 games. Henrik Zetterberg and Drew Miller also scored for Detroit.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:25:00 PM

Thomas Vanek will play in Saturday's game.

Vanek didn't practice on Friday because of an undisclosed injury, but it won't cost him any time. The veteran has five goals and 15 points in 20 games this season.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Thomas Vanek didn't practice on Friday for an undisclosed reason.

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill still believes Vanek will play on Saturday, but he noted that he'll have more information tomorrow. We'll err on the side of caution by listing Vanek as day-to-day, but it seems fair to at least consider him probable. It's also worth noting that without Vanek practices, Tomas Jurco skated on the second line with Dylan Larkin and Gustav Nyquist, so you might see that setup on Saturday if Vanek's unavailable.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Thomas Vanek has recorded a point in six of his past eight outings.

He has one goal and five assists during that span. Vanek has picked up 15 points in 19 matches this year.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
5Drew Miller
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
7Alexey Marchenko
8Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Jared Coreau