Thomas Vanek RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Vanek knows buyout could happen, but still believes he’s a 30-goal scorer

    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

  • Thomas Vanek will miss the start of the playoffs

    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

  • Wild's Vanek taking benching like a pro

    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

  • Wild's Porter happy to join Vanek-Granlund line

    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

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    Chad Graff @ChadGraff

    Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker draw back into the #mnwild lineup tonight after being healthy scratches Saturday.

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