Stone has undergone a successful lumbar discectomy and is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2022-23 campaign. Stone was limited to just 37 games in 2021-22 due to various issues, picking up nine goals and 30 points over that span. Stone has missed significant time in each of the past four campaigns due to injury, so although he's been consistently productive when available, fantasy managers should take his spotty health history into account on draft day next season.
Stone is "quite likely" to have back surgery Wednesday and should be healthy for training camp. Stone had another injury-plagued season that limited him to just 37 games. He scored nine goals and 30 points while averaging 18:21 of ice time. The 30-year-old winger is still expected to be ready to go for the 2022-23 campaign.
Stone scored a power-play goal on two shots in Friday's 7-4 win over the Blues. Stone showed signs of life with two points in the last three games of his injury-plagued season. The winger closed at nine tallies, 21 assists, 71 shots on net and a plus-7 rating in just 37 appearances, his lowest games played since 2013-14 when he was starting to break into the league. He's reached 60 points six times in his career, but he'll need to enjoy better health in 2022-23 to return to that level.
Stone logged a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Stars. This was Stone's first point in seven games since he returned from a back injury. The winger has played more than 21 minutes in three of his last four games, but it's possible he's still feeling the effects of his injury given his lack of production. The 29-year-old is up to 29 points, 69 shots on net and a plus-5 rating through 35 outings this season.
Stone (back) is expected to be activated from long-term injured reserve to play in Tuesday's game versus the Canucks. The Golden Knights will likely need to make a number of corresponding moves to free up the cap space to activate Stone, but all signs point to him playing Tuesday. The 29-year-old has been excellent this 28 points in as many games this season. He's listed on the third line, but he'll be reunited with familiar linemates in Max Pacioretty and Chandler Stephenson. Given that Stone's missed 26 games, he'll likely be eased back into action with a lower ice time than his 18:09 per game average this season.
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