Former Washington Capitals and current Detroit Red Wings forward Jakub Vrana has been reinstated by the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.
He has been returned to available status and has entered the follow-up care phase of the program. His care is still being administered by the program.
Vrana, who Washington traded to Detroit at the 2021 Trade Deadline for Anthony Mantha, entered the program back on Oct. 19. It is unclear what he entered the program for, but he had missed the start of the season due to "personal reasons."
The player assistance program started in 1996. Both the NHL and NHLPA fund the program. They provide support for players and their families with mental health, substance abuse and more. Counselling is also available to players.