Holden was promoted from the taxi squad Friday, CBS Sports reports. Holden will suit up for the Golden Knights for the first time since Feb. 20. The 33-year-old has been held scoreless through eight games this season and will stay in a bottom-pair role.
Holden was placed on the taxi squad Monday, CBS Sports reports. After suiting up in eight straight games with Vegas, Holden was a healthy scratch for Monday's tilt against the Avalanche. The 33-year-old blueliner hasn't scored a point this season and will likely be a depth body more often than not.
Holden was added to the Golden Knights' active roster Wednesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. In a corresponding move, Brayden McNabb (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve. Holden has spent the first two weeks of the season on the taxi squad, but he should at least be able to draw into a bottom-pairing role for the duration of McNabb's absence. The 33-year-old Holden is a veteran of 496 NHL games, and he has 141 points in his career. He posted 14 points, 129 hits and 74 blocked shots in 61 outings last season with the Golden Knights.
Holden was waived by the Golden Knights on Monday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. This move may invoke curiosity, as Holden hasn't appeared in a minor-league contest since his days with AHL Springfield in 2012-13. However, the physical defenseman will be a taxi squad candidate -- if not rostered by AHL Henderson -- in the event that he clears waivers. Vegas courting playmaking blueliner Alex Pietrangelo in the offseason has rendered Holden expendable, at least for the time being.
Holden is in the lineup Tuesday for Game 5 against Vancouver. The veteran rearguard sat out Game 4, presumably as a healthy scratch, in favor of Jon Merrill -- who's scratched for this one. Holden has gone nine straight games without a point dating back to the regular season, averaging a modest 14:07 of ice time during that span, so he probably shouldn't be on too many fantasy radars at this point.
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