Red Wings will likely be without red-hot Vanek tonight
With a whopping 30.8 shooting percentage, a lot of things have gone Thomas Vanek’s way since he joined the Detroit Red Wings. Thursday bucks that trend.
Puck luck isn’t what went away for Vanek; instead, he’s gotten a bad break with a lower-body injury that is expected to sideline him during tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues.
With eight points during his first seven games with Detroit, Vanek’s been a revelation, but that redemption story is now paused. It sounds like Justin Abdelkader will return to the lineup for the Red Wings, so maybe it isn’t all bad news for Detroit.
The Red Wings confirmed that he would be out later on in the evening.