Thomas Vanek RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why Thomas Vanek was traded for such a small return

    Sportsnet "Thomas Vanek was a reclamation project when the Detroit Red Wings signed him this summer and with 38 points in 48 games he’s worked out splendidly. But with Detroit out of the playoff race and Vanek bound for unrestricted free agency, it was not surprising to see the 33-year-old winger move at..." March 01

  • Red Wings trade Thomas Vanek to Panthers

    Sportsnet "The Detroit Red Wings have traded forward Thomas Vanek to the Florida Panthers. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the deal sees defenceman Dylan McIlrath sent to Detroit in addition to a third round draft pick in 2017. Detroit will also pick up half of Vanek’s $2.6-million..." March 01

  • Thomas Vanek will not play for Red Wings today

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pretty much every game at this point is a must-have for the Detroit Red Wings. They are going to get a massive test on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Central Division leading Minnesota Wild. That test is going to be a little bit more difficult with the news from general manager Ken..." February 12

  • Red Wings lose Thomas Vanek against Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "This is not the news the Detroit Red Wings needed on Sunday afternoon. Forward Thomas Vanek left their game against the New York Rangers following the first period for undisclosed reasons. The team announced that he will not return to the game. Vanek has been a steal for the Red Wings this..." January 23

  • Detroit loses Vanek, Larkin ahead of key tilt against B’s

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been an injury-plagued campaign in the Motor City, and now that bug has carried over to two of the club’s top forwards. Thomas Vanek — the team’s leading scorer this season, with 31 points — and speedy sophomore Dylan Larkin will both miss tomorrow’s crucial game in Boston with their..." January 23

  • Vanek likes Detroit, but knows he could be traded "Ken Holland wants to be patient. He never has had to sell before the NHL Trade Deadline since becoming general manager of the Detroit Red Wings in 1997, and he wants to wait until almost the last moment before deciding what to do this season. The Red Wings have one game in the week leading to..." January 18

  • Red Wings offense gets some help with Thomas Vanek return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Thomas Vanek is expected to be back in the Detroit Red Wings lineup on Sunday night when the team hosts the Calgary Flames, and it should provide a boost to an offense that has slumped since he has been out of the lineup. Vanek has not played for the Red Wings since Oct. 25 when he was..." November 20

  • Thomas Vanek should give Red Wings a boost, but others must step up

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings signed Thomas Vanek on July 1 hoping he would contribute some offense as a complementary player. He might turn out to be much more important. The Red Wings haven't been the same since Vanek left with injury. He'll return Sunday against the Calgary Flames at Joe Louis..." November 19

  • Slumping Wings put Vanek (hip) on long-term injured reserve

    Pro Hockey Talk "Thomas Vanek‘s bright start in the Motor City has dimmed a bit. On Monday, the Red Wings announced they’ve placed Vanek on long-term injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 25, and recalled Tyler Bertuzzi from AHL Grand Rapids. The retroactive designation means Vanek will be on LTIR for 10 games/24..." November 07

  • Thomas Vanek to miss another game for Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Detroit Red Wings are going to extend their winning streak to seven games on Saturday night against the Boston Bruins they are going to have to do it once again without the services of forward Thomas Vanek. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said on Saturday morning that Vanek will miss..." October 29

  • Justin Abdelkader in, Thomas Vanek out as Red Wings take on Blues

    Detroit Free Press "Steve Ott spotted his name on the board in the visitors’ dressing room in his old arena and laughed. Teammates had him on the board because tonight's game between the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues (8 p.m., FSD) will be the 800th of his career. Ott played for the Blues before signing..." October 28