Vilardi (back) was cleared for contact and -- barring any setbacks -- will make his season debut Dec. 28, Jim Parker of The Windsor Star reports.

The 2017 first-round pick was given clearance by the Kings organization, though he's currently with his junior team, the Windsor Spitfires. A 6-foot-3, 201-pound 18-year-old, Vilardi scored 61 points in 49 games for Windsor a season ago and will likely spend the entirety of 2017-18 in major junior.

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