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Red Wings agree to 1-year deal with Vanek

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Thomas Vanek has agreed to sign a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
   The agreement was reached a week after the Wild bought out the final year of Vanek's contract and following a disappointing two-year stint with Minnesota.
   The 32-year-old Austrian is a former 40-goal-scorer and was selected by Buffalo with the fifth pick in the 2003 draft after leading Minnesota to win the NCAA championship.
   Vanek's 19 goals last season were a career-low, and he managed just 39 goals and 54 assists in 154 games with the Wild.
   Overall, he has 316 goals and 333 assists in 817 NHL career games.

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