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Jakub Vrana to make season debut on Tuesday against Coyotes
By Mike Gould1 year ago
The wait is finally over.
After missing the Detroit Red Wings’ first 56 games of the year while recovering from shoulder surgery, forward @Jakub Vrana will make his 2021–22 season debut on Tuesday against the Arizona Coyotes.
Vrana skated alongside @Robby Fabbri and @Pius Suter as part of the Red Wings’ second line at Monday’s practice. Expect him to start in that spot against the Coyotes.
Vrana, 26, became a Red Wing at the 2021 trade deadline after being traded by the Washington Capitals as part of a package to acquire @Anthony Mantha from Detroit. He won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Capitals in 2018.
In his first 11 games with the Red Wings, Vrana scored eight goals and 11 points. Despite playing less than 20% of the 2021–22 season with Detroit, Vrana ultimately finished fifth on the team in goal-scoring (just one behind captain @Dylan Larkin, who appeared in 33 more games).
The Red Wings re-signed Vrana to a three-year, $5.25 million-AAV contract extension as an RFA this past summer. In 295 career regular-season games with Detroit and Washington, Vrana has 84 goals and 168 points.
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