Stone will return to action Saturday against the Hurricanes after serving a two-game suspension for his hit on Detroit's Landon Ferraro in last Saturday's tilt against the Red Wings. Stone, who has tallied an impressive 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in just 11 games this season, is expected to return to his role skating alongside Shane Prince and Kyle Turris on Ottawa's top line in Saturday's contest.
Stone was suspended two games for an illegal check in Saturday's game. The news comes as a bit of a surprise as Stone hasn't had any history in this regard, but barring an appeal, he won't be able to suit up until Saturday's game against the Hurricanes after a check to the head of the Red Wings' Landon Ferraro. The 23-year-old had gotten off to a great start, notching 13 points through 11 contests.
Stone collected a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over Toronto. Stone now has four points in two games of the young NHL season. The 23 year-old winger has picked up where he left off last year when he rolled for 26 goals and 38 assists. Stone continues to be all around the puck on the first line with Karlsson, Hoffman and Turris. Stone shows no signs of stopping with his energetic play making ability.
Stone collected the secondary assists on both Kyle Turris goals in Thursday's season-opening win over the Sabres. He finished plus-2 with two shots. The top line of Stone, Mike Hoffman and Turris looked dominant in this one. Stone and Hoffman both broke out in a big way last year, and Thursday was a huge first step for them as they attempt to demonstrate that breakout was no fluke. Well, to be clear, it wasn't a fluke; these guys are for real.
Mark Stone picked up a short-handed goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
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