Sbisa underwent successful surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his left hand Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for at least 6-to-8 weeks. Sbisa simply cannot catch a break, as he just returned to action Friday against the Blackhawks after missing Vegas' previous nine games due to a lower-body injury, and he must've suffered this latest malady during that contest. The 27-year-old blueliner could potentially miss the rest of the regular season, so he can safely be dropped in all season-long fantasy formats. He'll be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his absence.
The Golden Knights activated Sbisa (lower body) from injured reserve Friday. Sbisa has missed Vegas' last nine games due to a lower-body injury, but he's been skating for several weeks, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to the lineup immediately Friday against Chicago. The 27-year-old blueliner is definitely worth a look in daily contests if he suits up against the Blackhawks, as he's been pretty productive this campaign, notching one goal and 10 points in 23 contests.
Sbisa (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Predators. The Golden Knights have won seven consecutive games since the 27-year-old blueliner sustained his lower-body injury, so there's no reason for coach Gerard Gallant to change his team's lineup for Tuesday's contest, even if Sbisa is ready to return to action. The 2008 first-round pick may have to wait for Vegas to suffer a loss before getting back into the lineup.
Sbisa (lower body) will be a game-time call against the Maple Leafs on Sunday, Danny Webster of NHL.com reports. Even if given the green light to play, Sbisa would need to be activated off injured reserve after sitting out the last six games due to his lower-body malady. The Golden Knights are currently sitting at 22 players on the active roster, so they wouldn't need to make a corresponding move.
Sbisa (lower body) took part in Tuesday's morning skate wearing a red no-contact jersey, indicating that he is not ready to suit up for the evening's matchup against the Lightning. It's encouraging to see Sbisa return to the ice after he has missed the past two contests with his injury, and the fact that the Golden Knights don't play again until Saturday should provide some optimism that the Swiss defenseman could return to action sooner rather than later. In the meantime, Jon Merrill or Brad Hunt will likely continue to see action with the Vegas defensive corps.
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