Pacioretty (undisclosed) will play Sunday versus the Rangers, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Pacioretty was held out of Friday's game with a minor injury but has battled past the issue. The 30-year-old has been superb lately with 16 points -- five on the power play -- and 32 shots on net in the last 14 games.
Pacioretty won't play Friday evening against host New Jersey due to a minor unspecified injury, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. This news corroborates a previous report that Pacioretty was in line to be scratched for the upcoming contest. That indeed will be the case, but now we know there's actually an injury at play. Will this won't sit well with fantasy owners that have relied upon the scoring winger who's scored 10 times to complement eight heleprs through 28 games, it does sound like Vegas is taking a cautious approach to the issue, as a Golden Knights spokseperson adds, "The team feels it is best for him to miss one game rather than six. (It) is management's decision to hold him out tonight."
Pacioretty could be a healthy scratch for Friday's game against the Devils, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. With Paul Stastny (lower body) returning to action, coach Gerard Gallant is now faced with the tough decision of who to scratch from the lineup that's been performing so well lately, going 8-2-0 over its last 10 contests. While Pacioretty would generally be considered one of the least likely candidates to be scratched, he has gone goalless over his past five games, which may be the stat Gallant's focusing on. However, nothing's been made official yet, so fantasy owners will need to check back once pregame warmups get underway for official word on Pacioretty's status.
Pacioretty registered a pair of assists Thursday -- including a power-play apple -- helping his team earn a 4-3 win over Chicago. Pacioretty has accumulated 13 points since Nov. 18 and is clearly making up for lost time. The winger is now on a pace to top 50 points for the fifth time in six seasons, and starting him is as close to a no-brainer as it gets right now.
Pacioretty (undisclosed) will play Thursday against Chicago, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Pacioretty will slot into his usual role skating on the Golden Knights' second line and top power-play unit against Chicago. Vegas will be happy to have him back on the ice Thursday, as he's been on a roll recently, racking up eight goals and 13 points in his last 10 contests.
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