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February 24, 2017 | 2:31pm ET
Many teams eyeing Vanek
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Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland is pretty busy these days and he knows he's going to be even busier over these next five days.

The Red Wings, a trade deadline seller for the first time in over 25 years, has assets to move in order to collect some draft picks and prospects.

Veteran left wing Thomas Vanek has drawn the most attention, as he, forward Steve Ott and defenseman Brendan Smith are expected to be dealt by the 3pm ET deadline on March 1.

Vanek, 33, comes with a $2.6 million salary cap hit, an afford figure a number of contending teams are interested in adding.

The Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers and Los Angeles Kings are among the teams that have had some form of interest in Vanek, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

It's unclear what the Red Wings are asking for in return, but the price tag likely begins with a first- or second-round draft pick and a prospect.

 
 
 

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