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Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before his first game with the Islanders against the Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2013.

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Photos of new Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek.

Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before playing in
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Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before playing in his first game as an Islander against the Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before his first
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Thomas Vanek skates in warmups before his first game with the Islanders against the Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2013.

Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26), of Austria, is
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Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26), of Austria, is checked as he shoots by Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson (7) and Dalton Prout (47) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 17: Roberto Luongo # 1 (R) of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save on a shot by Thomas Vanek # 26 of the Buffalo Sabres in the second period of an NHL hockey game at First Niagara Center on October 17, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 14: Thomas Vanek #26
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BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 14: Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres screens Josh Harding #37 of the Minnesota Wild on a shot at First Niagara Center on October 14, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 19: Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35
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BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 19: Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Colorado Avalanche makes a save as Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres looks for a rebound at First Niagara Center on October 19, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. Colorado defeated Buffalo 4-2. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Buffalo Sabres left winger Thomas Vanek (26), of
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Buffalo Sabres left winger Thomas Vanek (26), of Austria, battles for the puck as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nate Guenin (5) and goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere (35) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Colorado won 4-2. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

FILE-Buffalo Sabres' left winger Thomas Vanek (26), of
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FILE-Buffalo Sabres' left winger Thomas Vanek (26), of Austria, gets ready to deflect the puck in front of New York Islanders' goaltender Evgeni Nabokov (20), of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 The New York Islanders announced Sunday Oct. 27, 2013, that they have acquired Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Matt Moulson, a first round selection in the 2014 NHL draft and a second round selection in 2015. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 23: Thomas Vanek #26
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BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 23: Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres battles for the puck with Loui Eriksson #21 of the Boston Bruins at First Niagara Center on October 23, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 10: Thomas Vanek #26
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BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 10: Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his first-period goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates along the bench at First Niagara Center on October 10, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek celebrates his goal
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The Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek celebrates his goal against the Rangers during the second period. (March 12, 2013)

Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26), of Austria, vies
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Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek (26), of Austria, vies with New York Islanders' Mark Streit (2), of Switzerland, during the first period. (Nov. 29, 2011)

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