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Jakub Vrana to Make Season Debut After Shoulder Surgery

Jakub Vrana will return to the Detroit Red Wings lineup on Tuesday, playing his first game in 2021-22 after dealing with shoulder surgery.
Jakub Vrana

A big-name player makes his long-awaited return to Detroit.

Jakub Vrana will return to the Detroit Red Wings lineup on Tuesday, playing his first game in 2021-22 after dealing with shoulder surgery.

Acquired at the trade deadline last year from Washington, Vrana had eight goals and 11 points in 11 games with Detroit last season. Vrana is a two-time 20-goal scorer that was typically seen as a great value player in Washington, scoring at a high rate despite boasting a career ice-time average of 13:41 in the nation's capital.

Vrana's re-emergence should strengthen Detroit's top-six, giving the Red Wings another lethal scoring option behind Lucas Raymond on the right side.

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