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Detroit Red Wings forward Jakub Vrana has been absent from practice and his team's most recent game on Monday night dealing with what the team called a "personal issue", and now more light has been shed.
According to a recently released report, Vrana has been placed into the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program and will be unavailable for an indefinite amount of time. The exact reason for his entering the program was not specified.
"The National Hockey League Players’ Association and National Hockey League announced today that forward Jakub Vrana of the Detroit Red Wings will be unavailable to his Club for an indefinite period while he receives care from the player assistance program of the NHL and NHLPA.
Under the terms of the joint program, Vrana will continue to be paid while receiving treatment. He will return to the Club when cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators.
Vrana’s care will be administered pursuant to the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program."
We send our full support to Vrana and hope that he can come back from this stronger.