According to general manager Kelly McCrimmon, Stone (lower body) will be healthy enough to play if and when the NHL resumes its season, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Stone missed the Golden Knights' last five games prior to the league suspending play. At that point he was considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury, so the pause couldn't have come at a better time for him. The 28-year-old winger has had a fantastic year, racking up 21 goals and 63 points in just 65 games. He'll resume his duties on Vegas' top line and first power-play unit if and when the NHL resumes its season.
According to coach Pete DeBoer, Stone (lower body) is still considered week-to-week, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. DeBoer still believes Stone will be back in time to play a few regular-season games, but his return certainly doesn't sound imminent. Unfortunately for his owners, it doesn't sound like Stone will be back in time to contribute during the fantasy playoffs.
Coach Peter DeBoer said Sunday that Stone is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Stone was a scratch for Friday's game against Buffalo, and this news suggests he could miss a significant portion of time. DeBoer was hopeful that the team will have Stone back before the end of the regular season but didn't offer a guarantee on the matter. The 27-year-old will be a huge loss for the Golden Knights, especially considering he's racked up 21 goals and 63 points through 65 games this season. As long as Stone is sidelined, look for Reilly Smith to jump up to the top line.
Stone will not be in the lineup versus Buffalo on Friday due to a lower-body issue. Stone has been feast or famine of late, as he has recorded four multi-point games in his last 10 contests and was held off the scoresheet in the other six. Of the 15 points the winger put up in those outings, five of them were scored on the power play. Reilly Smith figures to jump up to the top line with Stone on the shelf.
Stone registered four assists, a plus-3 rating and two PIM in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Ducks. It's Stone's fourth multi-point effort in the last nine games. He's racked up three goals and 12 helpers in that span, but he's only been on the scoresheet in four of those contests. Sporadic as his offense is now, the 27-year-old has 63 points (21 tallies, 42 helpers) through 64 games. Stone remains an elite wing option in fantasy.
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