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26 Thomas Vanek LW

Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
13%6%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
3710-101013:01
Latest News
  • Red Wings' Thomas Vanek: Activated for Wednesday's contest

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/21/18) Vanek (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve, ahead of Wednesday's home game against the Bruins, according to the NHL's official media site. The veteran winger is also in the projected lineup.

    Even though Vanek looks fit to play in the upcoming contest, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is expected to station him on the fourth line with Jacob De La Rose and Martin Frk. That trio does have some offensive flair -- plus, Vanek will be on the No. 2 power-play unit -- but it's probably best to wait and see how he performs after an eight-game injury layoff before plugging him back in for fantasy purposes.

    Red Wings' Thomas Vanek: Return appears imminent

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/20/18) Vanek (lower body) is likely to play Wednesday against the Bruins, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    This news originated from Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. Vanek has missed the past eight games, but the Austrian winger should immediately resume power-play responsibilities upon his return. Detroit is ranked 11th in that special teams situation with a conversion rate of 22.4 percent, but every bit helps since the Original Six club competes in a highly competitive Atlantic Division.

    Red Wings' Thomas Vanek: Could return Wednesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/19/18) Vanek (lower body) might be ready to play against the Bruins on Wednesday, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

    Coach Jeff Blashill wouldn't go so far as to guarantee Vanek would be in the lineup, but the Red Wings aren't expected to call up a player from the minors after Darren Helm (upper body) sustained an injury, per Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, which is a good indication the team is planning on having Vanek available. Before he can rejoin the lineup, the veteran winger will need to be activated off injured reserve.

    Red Wings' Thomas Vanek: Effectively ruled out Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/13/18) Vanek (lower body) skated Tuesday, but Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill couldn't offer a "real update," on the veteran winger ahead of Tuesday's home game against the Coyotes, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

    This effectively rules out Vanek for the home clash against the 'Yotes, and we'll have to see if he accompanies the team to Ottawa for Thursday's game. Considering that there's no deeper position than forward in fantasy hockey, it's probably not worth waiting out Vanek's injury -- after all, he's only picked up two goals and three helpers to work against a minus-8 rating between 12 games this season.

    Red Wings' Thomas Vanek: Will be sidelined 2-to-3 weeks

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/30/18) Coach Jeff Blashill said Vanek (lower body) will sit out for 2-to-3 weeks, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Blashill added that if Andreas Athanasiou (undisclosed) was unable to play Thursday versus the Devils, the team would call up one or two players from AHL Grand Rapids. Expect Vanek to land on injured reserve for the time being, with a two-week timeline bringing him to a Nov. 13 contest versus the Canucks.

 
Last 7 Games
11/26CLB011-212:13
11/28STL112211:27
12/01BOS000011:25
12/02COL000-114:10
12/04TB000-216:16
12/06TOR011012:59
12/08NYI000015:22
Two Week Schedule
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LA
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@WAS
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OTT
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@NYI
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Buffalo81252348-1111040518
2006-07Buffalo8243418447150501128
2007-08Buffalo82362864-51909067
2008-09Buffalo73402464-12025015
2009-10Buffalo7128255391006027
2010-11Buffalo80324173211050818
2011-12Buffalo78263561-61005033
2012-13Buffalo38202141-1912084
2013-14Montreal78274168780402026
2014-15Minnesota80213152-650201010
2015-16Minnesota74182341-1060501226
2016-17Florida68173148-5502069
2017-18Columbus80243256-34010618
2018-19Detroit223710-10200033
98736040376371353550101182
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Buffalo20412.31193:201435290:137:16720036
2006-07Buffalo23718.11375:361593288:3625:42400020
2007-08Buffalo24015.01381:571605311:1610:13640032
2008-09Buffalo21119.01255:251610280:4542:51440022
2009-10Buffalo18215.41190:241511258:337:13420020
2010-11Buffalo23813.41388:171705261:025:05240012
2011-12Buffalo20412.71320:561635237:2822:14520026
2012-13Buffalo11916.8699:25801126:167:42200010
2013-14Montreal24810.91509:231685308:542:33460023
2014-15Minnesota17112.31296:411582240:251:00371016
2015-16Minnesota14612.31155:121434192:061:30220010
2016-17Florida13312.8979:291283181:491:05220011
2017-18Columbus16814.31127:011585159:180:36360018
2018-19Detroit2313.0292:1740649:190:1110005
252414.316165:23198703186:00135:1153110261
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Buffalo10202-1200012
2006-07Buffalo1664102102013
2009-10Buffalo32131000002
2010-11Buffalo7505-7400001
2013-14Montreal175510-4300037
2014-15Minnesota10044-7000002
2017-18Columbus6112-1100022
69211536-1711020719
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Buffalo1612.5107:2814130:581:066003
2006-07Buffalo3616.7263:1431260:273:0010005
2009-10Buffalo1020.040:53538:100:462001
2010-11Buffalo2025.0120:1216232:060:270000
2013-14Montreal2817.9253:0035452:300:004002
2014-15Minnesota190.0141:5719618:390:002001
2017-18Columbus137.790:3912522:130:002001
14214.81017:231343225:035:19260013
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/214
Birthdate:
1/19/1984
Age:
34
Hometown:
Vienna, Austria
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
School:

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2006-07: Plus/Minus Leader