The Panthers have acquired Thomas Vanek from the Red Wings for Dylan McIlrath and a 2017 3rd Round Pick.
Vanek has had a strong year in Detroit after signing a one-year deal with the Red Wings in the summer. With the Red Wings being sellers at the deadline for the first time in 25 years, Vanek’s fate was sealed. He heads to Florida with 15 goals and 23 assists (38 points) in 48 games this season.
Vanek hurt his ankle when a Blue Jackets’ player fell on his ankle during last night’s loss. Vanek was able to finish the game, but he won’t be available for this afternoon’s game versus his former team. Consider his as day-to-day.
Vanek briefly left Saturday's game but was able to finish the contest with a sore ankle. Someone fell on his ankle and head coach Jeff Blashill wasn't sure if Vanek would be available for tonight's game in Minnesota. The Wild bought Vanek out last year, so you know he wants to be in the lineup today.
Vanek (lower-body) could return to the Red Wings' lineup on Wednesday.
Vanek missed Tuesday’s game in Boston, but General Manager Ken Holland said that he could return tonight vs. the Maple Leafs. Because of the back-to-back, the Red Wings will not have a morning skate, so consider Vanek as a game-time decision and monitor his status when the Red Wings arrive at the rink around 5 p.m. ET.
Vanek (lower-body) is day-to-day and will not travel to Boston.
Vanek left Sunday’s game late in the third period after being hit by an Andreas Athanasiou shot. Vanek did not return to the game and will miss Tuesday’s game in Boston. The Red Wings return home to face the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, so monitor his status prior to that contest. Expect Tomas Jurco to draw into the lineup for Vanek.
Vanek (undisclosed) will be in the lineup on Saturday.
Vanek was listed as questionable after missing Friday's practice, but he will be in the lineup tonight vs. the Ducks. Vanek will skate with Dylan Larkin and Gustav Nyquist and comes in with 15 points (5G / 10A) in 20 games this season.
Vanek (hip) is expected to return to the lineup vs. Calgary on Sunday.
Vanek is eligible to return from long-term IR on Sunday and he said he is on track to play that night. The Red Wings have struggled without Vanek in the lineup, so his return will be vital for their offence.
The Red Wings have placed Thomas Vanek (hip) on long-term injured reserve.
Vanek’s move to LTIR is retroactive to October 25th, which means that he is eligible to be activated for the Red Wings’ game in Washington on November 18th. Detroit moved him to IR to create some cap-space to recall Tyler Bertuzzi from Grand Rapids. The Red Wings are 1-4-1 without Vanek in the lineup.
Vanek will miss his third straight game with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss all of next week (three games) as well. This is a tough brea for the Red Wings and Vanek owners, because he was off to a hot-start, picking up eight points (4G / 4A) in seven games.
The Red Wings have signed Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million.
Vanek, 32, is a former two-time 40-goal scorer, but has slowed down in recent years. After a 52-point (21G / 31A) year in his debut season with the Wild, Vanek posted just 18 goals and 23 assists (41 points) in 74 games last season, leading to a buyout this summer. Detroit adds Vanek on a one-year deal in hope he can rediscover his scoring touch—a low-risk/high reward signing for Detroit.