Thomas Vanek LW MIN 1 week ago

Vanek factored into both of his team's goals, scoring one and assisting on the other in Monday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Vanek has been working at an incredible pace in March, recording a point in eight consecutive games -- good for six goals and four assists in that span. The 31-year-old has ridden this stretch to come within a point of the 50-point plateau after what was shaping up to be a disappointing campaign at the beginning of the season. Owners should continue to take advantage while the winger remains sizzling hot.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 1 week ago

Vanek tallied a goal, two PIM, and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-3 thumping of the Blues.

After looking like a free-agent bust for most of his first few months with the Wild, Vanek has really turned it on since February. After finishing that month with nine points, Vanek is on track to surpass that production in March, as he's reeled off five goals and three assists while producing at least one point in seven straight games. His ice time remains curiously low of late -- he's averaging 16:16 for the season, but has failed to eclipse 13:30 in each of the last four games -- but that shouldn't deter fantasy owners from keeping him active and reaping the benefits. It looks like the Austrian winger has found fertile ground with Charlie Coyle and Justin Fontaine on the Wild's third line.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 2 weeks ago

Vanek tallied an assist in Tuesday's win over the Predators on Thursday.

Vanek has surprisingly seen less than 12 minutes of ice time in both of the last two games, but it hasn't prevented him from staying productive for fantasy owners. He's now riding a season-long five-game point streak, during which he's churned out four goals and two assists. The Austrian winger had been unable to get hot at any point prior to March, but he should be an auto-play in most formats now that he's finally beginning to sizzle.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 3 weeks ago

Vanek scored a pair of goals -- one on a power play -- Tuesday in a win over the Devils.

That's three goals in the last two games now for Vanek after a four-game stretch off the scoresheet. While he hasn't been bad this year, Vanek's 44 points 67 games certainly qualify as a disappointment, but fantasy owners should keep him in the back of their minds as a buy-low next year; he's not too old to rebound to a 60-plus-point level in coming seasons. As long as his health holds up, anyway.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 3 weeks ago

Vanek (illness) will play Sunday against the Avs.

Vanek, who missed Friday's game against the Hurricanes, has 39 points in 64 games to date overall, but he has failed to notch a point in his last four outings.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 3 weeks ago

Vanek (illness) will not play Friday against the Hurricanes.

The nature of Vanek's illness isn't clear, but fantasy owners should consider him day-to-day at this point in time. He should have a good chance of returning to action Sunday against Colorado.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 1 month ago

Vanek (lower body) is warming up and it appears he will play against the flames, Wes Gilbertson reports.Vanek was questionable heading into Wednesday's contest, but it looks like he's going to play. Michael Keranen will likely be a healthy scratch.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 1 month ago

Vanek (lower body) was on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate, but he remains questionable for the Wild's game later in the evening against the Flames, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.The lower-body injury prevented Vanek from practicing Tuesday, but his presence on the ice Wednesday suggests he's at least experiencing some level of improvement with his condition. Vanek noted that his body felt a little better as the session wore on, but he'll still meet with coach Mike Yeo closer to game time before a decision on his status is made. The Wild have already called up Michael Keranen from AHL Iowa as insurance on the wing in the event Vanek is ruled out for Wednesday's game.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 1 month ago

Vanek missed Tuesday's practice due to a lower body injury but is expected to play Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.Apparently Vanek has been playing with the injury for awhile, so monitor his status the next few games.

Thomas Vanek LW MIN 1 month ago

Vanek scored twice and added an assist in Minnesota's win over Carolina on Saturday night.Both were fluky -- he had a wide-open net courtesy of a goalie gaffe for the first and his second deflected off the goalie's outstretched foot and into the net. But the struggling sniper will take anything he can get. He is actually starting to heat up -- he has nine points, including four goals, in his last 10 games. Take advantage.