Red Wings' Vanek to miss 2-3 weeks with injury
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The Detroit Red Wings will be without forward Thomas Vanek for the next two-to-three weeks, head coach Jeff Blashill said postgame Tuesday.

Vanek exited in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Before going off with the ailment, Vanek set up rookie Michael Rasmussen's first career goal. The Red Wings went on to win the contest 5-3.

The 34-year-old Vanek has put up five points in 12 games in his second stint with the Red Wings this season.

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Red Wings' Vanek to miss 2-3 weeks with injury
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