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Islanders’ Vanek (upper-body) leaves game against Blue Jackets

Nov 9, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT

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Thomas Vanek‘s night didn’t last long.

The New York Islanders forward left Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after only one shift, and 23 seconds of ice time. He did not come out for the second period.

According to Arthur Staple of News Day, Vanek suffered an upper-body injury and will not return.

Vanek, 29, was acquired by the Islanders in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres last month. In five games as a member of the Islanders, Vanek has one goal and three points.

  1. thomasvanek - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    In the past vanek’s injurys usually last about 3-5 games but are re-occurring FYI

    • 12111d - Nov 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      great, in the past Moulson’s injuries are non existent, what an awesome trade by Snow, not surprising to see the Isles playing like crap since that trade

  2. mjw9326mjw9326 - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    At least he had an excuse not to play. Moulson got benched for playing like s**t. So did his linemates.

    • 12111d - Nov 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      how about reversing the trade? you can even keep that 2nd round pick as our gift to you, or I guess that 1st and 2nd rounder were both our gifts to you

  3. sjtorpitt - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Are you really trying to bag on Moulson? Why even bring him up? U must be pretty mad about that trade

  4. lps56 - Nov 10, 2013 at 6:18 AM

    Big mistake trading Moulson. Gave up draft picks for what? No chemistry on the line now.

  5. bullwinkle88 - Nov 10, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    Well Islander fans, welcome to Thomas Vanek. They guy we’ve been putting up with for years. Yes he scores, but he also loafs, gets moody, is very streaky, and always gets injured. In fact I’m surprised he’s lasted this long without an injury since the trade.

    So you want to trade him back to us? NO THANKS!!!

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