BUFFALO Sabres vs WASHINGTON Capitals NHL 15 March 2023. Two weeks is a short amount of time, but it’s enough for at least one of the players the. Detroit Red Wings traded at the trade deadline to make an impact.
After a rocky start to his tenure with the St. Louis Blues, Jakub Vrana, whose two years with the. Detroit Red Wings were marred by turmoil, has four goals in five games. He was traded the morning of the deadline. March 3, and the winter storm that blanketed much of the country that day caused him to be delayed in catching up with the Blues, who were on a west coast trip at the time).
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Wednesday saw Vrana score twice, giving him four goals in his last four outings. After receiving a skate blade to the face during the morning skate, he was force to wear a full face mask.
Upon his arrival at the 2021 trade deadline, when Yzerman acquired Vrana, a 2021 first-round selection, and a 2022 second-round pick from the Washington Capitals in exchange for Anthony Mantha, Vrana put up comparable stats with the Wings: 8 goals in 11 games. Vrana followed it up in 2021–2022 with 13 goals in 26 games.
Although his talent, Vrana’s stint with the Wings was characteris by absences. In 2021, he arrived late for camp.
due to a shoulder injury that had bothered him since the end of the previous season, and departed the game after only 10 minutes on the ice. He ultimately required surgery and was unable to play until March 1.
He is admitte to the players assistance programme this year on October 15 and was let back in on December 16. Before to his absence, he scored once in two games. After his comeback, he scored once in three games.
On March 3, the Wings decided to keep 50% of Vrana’s contract, which has a $5.25 million salary cap hit and continues through 2023–2024. The return was essentially the bare minimum: a minor-league player and a seventh-round pick in 2025. Yzerman limited his remarks at the time.
In terms of many of the events, I don’t think I can really go into depth, Yzerman remarked. “I just wanted to send Jakub my best wishes for a successful hockey career both on and off the rink. It was simply time for everyone to move on.”
Since acquiring Vrana, the Blues, who the Wings face Tuesday at St. Louis and host. March 23, are 2-3, but they were destin for the draught lottery before that.