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Steve Yzerman has made the decision that former 1st round pick will likely never play another game for his team

Published February 7, 2023 at 7:34
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With the Detroit Red Wings trying to stay alive in the Wild Card race, General Manager, Steve Yzerman has made a very difficult decision. According to sources Yzerman has decided that talented Czech forward Jakob Vrana can no longer help the team at this time.

Fourth Periods' David Pagnotta reports that the Red Wings have no plans to call up the winger. Detroit is looking to move Vrana one way or another, this off-season, whether that means trade or buyout.

For those waiting on a Jakub Vrana recall, don't hold your breath. #LGRW   

While anything's possible, I'm hearing it's highly likely he's played his final game with Detroit.


Likeliest scenarios: TRADE or OFFSEASON BUYOUT.

Pagnotta: Nick's info here on Vrana echoes what I've been told about the situation. Very unlikely Vrana rejoins the big club this year and the Wings are intent on moving him, one way or another, this off-season.

Vrana has 1-year left on his contract after this season at a $5.25M cap hit.


Vrana checked into the NHL/NHLPA's Player Assistance Program in October and was sent down to the AHL upon his return. He has produced pretty consistently scoring six goals and nine points in fifteen games. The 26 year old has one more year on his deal after this one at a cap hit of $5,250,000.

Someday when a resolution finally happens in the Vrana situation, the details will emerge as to why Vrana can't help the Red Wings because there's no doubt he has the talent to be in the NHL.
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Steve Yzerman has made the decision that former 1st round pick will likely never play another game for his team

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Yes, way too talented just some outside issues44947.8 %
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