Shipachyov was in a non-contact jersey at practice Friday, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Shipachyov figures to be the Golden Knights' first-line center once he is healthy, an arrangement his fantasy owners will no doubt be hoping for come Opening Night in Dallas. The 30-year-old has spent his entire professional career playing in Russia and could take some time adjusting to the North American style of play and smaller ice sheets.

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