The Score "Thomas Vanek is headed to free agency. This according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, who reports the veteran forward has been informed his contract will be bought out by the Minnesota Wild." June 24
Minneapolis Star Tribune "With reports spreading like a wildfire during the NHL general manager’s meeting that Montreal was working to potentially trade superstar defenseman PK Subban before his no-move and no-trade clauses kick in next Friday, Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin was swarmed by press the instant those ballroom..." June 24
Pro Hockey Talk "The Wild had their end-of-year media interviews on Wednesday, which meant Thomas Vanek — the oft-criticized winger that missed all of the playoffs with broken ribs — was asked to address his future. Vanek, heading into the last of a three-year, $19.5 million deal with a $6.5M cap hit,..." April 27
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wild veteran Thomas Vanek will miss the start of the playoffs with an upper-body injury, coach John Torchetti said after this morning's practice. Vanek was injured March 29 when cross-checked by Chicago's Viktor Svedberg on a power play. He will miss his fourth game of the final five during..." April 08
The Score "The Minnesota Wild are bigger than Thomas Vanek. And Vanek knows it. Vanek will be a healthy scratch again Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks, as the Wild continue on their quest to make the playoffs. The 32-year-old forward watched from the press box Saturday against the Carolina..." March 20
Minneapolis Star Tribune "From regular healthy scratch to second-line right wing, that’s the position Chris Porter found himself in Tuesday night. Scratched in seven consecutive games since Feb. 6 and in eight of the previous nine games since Feb. 2, Porter was slotted right into injured Jason Zucker’s spot on the..." February 24
Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker draw back into the #mnwild lineup tonight after being healthy scratches Saturday.