Thomas Vanek RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Thomas Vanek Signs With Detroit

    Winging It In Motown "The Red Wings continued to make moves today. After re-signing Darren Helm and Alexey Marchenko, the Red Wings went out and obtained Frans Nielsen as an unrestricted free agent. However, after talks appeared to go south with a few remaining forwards, the Wings turned their attention to the..." July 01

  • Blackhawks have reportedly reached out to Thomas Vanek

    Second City Hockey "The Chicago Blackhawks aren't in cap hell anymore. That said, they only actually have 10 forwards under contract for next season, so they still need to make use of their cap space and sign a couple of players. Thomas Vanek is a name that popped up on the market a year earlier than expected. The..." July 01

  • Agent: Vanek motivated to prove he can still score 30

    The Score "Thomas Vanek is using his newfound unrestricted free-agent status as motivation. Bought out by the Minnesota Wild, the 32-year-old winger is set to hit the open market with a will to prove he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. "(Vanek) is more motivated than I’ve ever heard him,..." June 29

  • Vanek's contract will be bought out by Wild

    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

  • Wild buying out Thomas Vanek not a done deal but 'under consideration'

    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