Stone's injury concerns his neck and he'll be unavailable for Tuesday's road game against the Devils, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Ottawa is suddenly a mess up front with Stone, Mike Hoffman (lower body), and Tommy Wingels (undisclosed) all getting knocked out of Sunday's game against the Jets, one day after learning that top-six forward Bobby Ryan broke his finger. Stone's absence, for one, leaves a gaping hole on the top man-advantage unit. He's recorded 47 points (22 goals, 25 assists) in 56 games this season, with six scores and eight helpers taking place on the man advantage. The Senators have the option of patching up their forward lines with recent call-ups Max McCormick and Casey Bailey, though it's worth noting that Hoffman and Wingels reportedly accompanied the team to New Jersey ahead of Tuesday's game. It'll be risky to play Senators in fantasy leagues until more light is shed on who will sub in for the injured.
Stone (head) traveled with the team Monday it embarks on a four-game road trip, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports. It's an encouraging sign for the star forward a day after he took a shot to the head from Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba. There's no guarantee Stone will play Tuesday, but a concussion diagnosis would presumably prevent him from traveling with the squad. Expect another update on his status come Tuesday, providing a bit more clarity on his status moving forward.
Stone left Sunday's game against the Jets after taking a hard hit to the head from Jacob Trouba, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports. Stone was down on the ice for a long time before finally heading to the dressing room. Trouba lowered his shoulder into Stone's head and received just a two minute minor, but there's a good chance he'll be hearing from the league and could face a suspension for the hit. Stone has already suffered a concussion this season, so another head injury could mean very bad news.
Stone had a five-point night Saturday in a 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs. He also finished plus-4. Whoa, what a game. Stone now has 21 goals and 45 points in 55 games. But owners should note that his current shooting percentage of 20 percent is well above his career mark of 16.3, so a correction is likely.
Stone scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 3-0 victory over the Islanders. It was Stone's 20th of the season. He is quickly closing in on his career mark of 26 and it's his third-straight season of at least 20 snipes.
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