Tuch is expected to miss six months after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Vegas has the wing depth to overcome Tuch's absence, but it will still be a painful one for the Golden Knights considering the 25-year-old Syracuse native has scored at least 15 goals in three of his four seasons with the team. Tuch was also viewed as a potential trade piece in Vegas' pursuit of a deal for disgruntled Sabres star Jack Eichel (neck), but he's unlikely to be part of any Eichel package at this point. If Tuch's able to return in six months, he would be available for the final three months of the regular season, which is scheduled to stretch through the end of April.

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