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Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Hits waivers
Vrana (personal) was placed on waivers Tuesday, TSN's Chris Johnston reports.
If he clears waivers, Vrana will likely remain in the AHL for the foreseeable future to continue to strenghten his game after entering the NHL's player assistance program in mid-October.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Staying longer in AHL
Vrana (personal) will play three games this week for AHL Grand Rapids after having his conditioning stint extended, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Vrana hasn't picked up a point in three appearances with the Griffins. He hasn't played for Detroit since Oct. 15 due to a personal matter. Vrana spent time in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program prior to rejoining the Red Wings in mid-December.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Getting in game shape
Vrana (personal) started his conditioning stint with AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
Vrana, who hasn't competed with the Red Wings since Oct. 15, dressed for the Griffins during their 4-1 loss to host Rockford. The 26-year-old forward registered two shots and a minus-2 rating. Before leaving the Red Wings to enter the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program, Vrana had one goal and one assist in two outings. Vrana is expected to make his NHL return against the visiting Devils on Jan. 4.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Begins AHL conditioning stint
Vrana (personal) was sent to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday for a conditioning stint, per Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News.
Vrana hasn't played since Oct. 15, so this is an opportunity for him to get back into the swing of things. He was in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. The 26-year-old had 13 goals and 19 points in 26 games in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Won't play Wednesday
Vrana (personal) won't play Wednesday against Tampa Bay, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Vrana, who pushed himself hard during Tuesday's optional practice, may head to AHL Grand Rapids for a conditioning stint before he returns to action with the Red Wings. He hasn't played since Oct. 15 following his placement in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. Vrana has been skating with Detroit since last Friday.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Returns to practice Friday
Vrana (personal) was at practice Friday in a non-contact jersey, according to Ansar Khan of MLive.com.
This is exciting news as Vrana played the first two games of the season, scoring once and adding an assist, and then went into the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. Vrana will be a top-six forward upon his return to the lineup and that bodes well the Red Wings, who have had trouble finding the back of the net as they are the ninth-lowest scoring team in the NHL. He is in follow-up care and has been made eligible to return to action by the NHL and NHLPA.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Return not imminent
Vrana (personal) isn't likely to play Friday night against host Chicago, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
The Red Wings are not putting a specific timeline on Vrana's absence, but the top-six winger is currently listed as a non-roster player and initial reports suggest that he will not be making a quick return. Dominik Kubalik ascended from the fourth line to the first line when Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body) sustained his injury, and a Vrana absence should afford additional opportunities for the likes of rookie Elmer Soderblom and Filip Zadina, with the latter having a lot to prove in his fifth year.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: In player assistance program
Vrana will be away from the Red Wings an indefinite period of time while receiving care from the player assistance program.
Vrana was designated as a non-roster player Wednesday for this reason. He'll continue to be paid while undergoing treatment and will rejoin the Red Wings after he's cleared by the program administrators.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Removed from active roster
Vrana (personal) has been designated as a non-roster player, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.
Vrana is away from the team due to personal reasons, and at this point there's no telling when he might be ready to return. Another update on the 26-year-old winger, who's picked up two points through two games this campaign, should surface once he rejoins the Red Wings.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Misses game
Vrana (personal) did not dress for the Red Wings' 5-4 overtime loss to the Kings on Monday.
Vrana had a goal and assist in just 11:09 of ice time during Saturday's win over the Devils.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Won't play Monday
Vrana will miss Monday's game against Los Angeles for personal reasons, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Vrana wasn't on the ice for Detroit's Monday morning skate. He has a goal and two points in two games in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Nets season's first goal
Vrana scored a goal and earned a primary assist on the eventual game-winner, leading the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Devils on Saturday.
Vrana, who can score from a variety of angles, could have an increased role this season. The 2014 first-round draft pick was moved up to the Red Wings' top line when Tyler Bertuzzi (undisclosed) was injured during the second period. Vrana was an instant hit alongside Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond. As Bertuzzi exited, Vrana joined a rush with Raymond after gaining control of a loose puck, entered the offensive zone, then converted on a shot from a severe angle at 4:34 of the second period. Vrana is attempting to rebound from an injury-shortened campaign and could receive additional time on the top line if Bertuzzi is out for an extended period.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Impactful in return
Vrana returned from an illness to make his preseason debut in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Blackhawks. He registered a goal and an assist.
Vrana is a key fixture in the top-six group, so it's going to be critical for him to stay healthy this season. His 2021-22 campaign was cut short by a shoulder injury that required surgery.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Good to go
Vrana (illness) is slated to play Saturday in preseason action against Chicago, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Vrana had been dealing with an illness this week. He is projected to play alongside Lucas Raymond and Joe Veleno in Saturday's contest. Vrana was limited to just 26 games last season after returning from shoulder surgery.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Missing preseason matchup
Vrana will not be in action against Pittsburgh on Tuesday after coming down with an illness, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
The Red Wings suit up again versus Chicago on Wednesday, so Vrana could still be in the lineup for that contest. Still, with it being the preseason, there is no reason for Detroit to put Vrana onto the ice if he's not feeling 100 percent. Once the season starts, Vrana should be in a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Ends season on high note
Vrana recorded a primary assist in the season finale Friday, helping the Red Wings to a 5-3 win over the Devils.
Vrana finished the season with 13 goals and six assists through 26 games and 14:56 of average ice time. The Wings carefully managed his workload following a significant shoulder injury, but he looked good during the final stretch of the season playing alongside Pius Suter and veteran Sam Gagner. According to Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press, the Wings are moving on from head coach Jeff Blashill and a pair of assistant coaches, although this shouldn't have a negative impact on Vrana's role for next season.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Converts power-play shot
Vrana registered a power-play goal in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Penguins.
Vrana was left all alone for a one-timer from the slot, converting his 13th goal through 23 games. The Czech winger's been shooting with pinpoint accuracy, as 21.6 percent of his shots have brushed twine. A shoulder injury prevented Vrana from playing until March 8, though he's looked rather spry as the 2021-22 campaign comes to a close.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jakub Vrana: Two tallies including game-winner
Vrana scored two goals -- including the game-winner -- in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Lightning.
He gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead early in the second period, then potted the final tally of the night early in the third. Vrana has found a groove over the last few weeks, scoring seven goals and 11 points over the last 12 games after missing most of the season due to a shoulder injury suffered in training camp.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic|