Thomas Vanek, according to his Web site, is sick of all the ailments he suffered this year, especially his ankle injury suffered in the playoffs.
"It’s really annoying because I felt really completely healed and in shape for the first time since September when I returned for the final 2 games of the regular season," he wrote on his blog. "Next thing you know I get whacked into the boards in our second playoff game. I had some nagging injuries all season long. It started with the shoulder, than there was something with my abdomen, then the groin and finally the ankle. I really hope that I will be left alone by injuries next season.
"Next season starts in the fall and I promise that we will again give our best. And maybe next year it’s time for my biggest dream to come true…"