Per general manager Kelly McCrimmon, Pacioretty (lower body) will be ready to rock if and when the NHL returns to play, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Pacioretty suffered a lower-body injury in the Golden Knights' final contest prior to the stoppage, but the break has evidently afforded him enough time to make a full recovery. The 31-year-old winger has been one of Vegas' best players this season, racking up 32 goals and 66 points in 71 games, so it goes without saying that the team will be happy to have him available if and when the NHL resumes its season.
Pacioretty (lower body) indicated Saturday that he's working to be ready to play when the NHL season resumes, NHL.com reports. The Golden Knights announced March 11 that Pacioretty was week-to-week with a lower-body injury suffered in the team's previous game. One day later, the NHL suspended its season, so the 31-year-old winger has yet to miss any game action because of the injury. Though Pacioretty didn't specify where he stands in his recovery at this point, he'll likely be at or near full health when the Knights are cleared to train again. The NHL has yet to pinpoint a target date for the season to resume, so Pacioretty will presumably continue to work out on his own for at least a few more weeks.
Pacioretty is out and is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Pacioretty skated nearly 22 minutes in the Golden Knights' last contest, so it's unclear when he was injured. With 66 points, the 31-year-old forward is just one point away from matching his career high of 67. Pacioretty is also the team's leading scorer. An update on his status will likely be available next week.
Pacioretty scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and added four PIM in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Devils. Pacioretty got Vegas on the board 45 seconds into the second period. He later contributed the secondary helper on William Karlsson's third-period tally. Over the last 10 games, Pacioretty has scored seven goals, supplied six helpers and fired 40 shots on net. The 31-year-old winger is up to 31 scores, 65 points, 294 shots and 44 PIM through 68 contests.
Pacioretty notched an assist, three shots on goal, four blocked shots and two hits in Friday's 4-2 win over the Sabres. Pacioretty is on a six-game point streak, during which he's netted four goals and dished four helpers. The Connecticut native now has 63 points, 289 shots, 86 hits and a plus-17 rating through 66 appearances. With Mark Stone (lower body) hurt, Pacioretty will be expected to shoulder even more of the offensive load in the near term.
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