Stone scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Thursday's 6-4 round-robin win over St. Louis. Stone's re-direct of a Nate Schmidt feed broke a 5-5 tie with 7:29 remaining in regulation and sent the Golden Knights to victory. Stone also picked up the lone assist on a Shea Theodore power-play goal in the second period, while leading all Vegas forwards in ice time (20:13). He now has two goals and two assists through the first two games of the playoffs.
Stone picked up a goal and an assist with two shots and three hits in a 5-3 win over Dallas on Monday in round-robin play. Stone's tally midway through the third period brought the Golden Knights to within 3-2 and was the first of four unanswered Vegas goals. Stone also picked up a secondary assist on Chandler Stephenson's first-period goal. Stone appeared to be plenty healthy after missing the final five games of the regular season with a lower-body injury. The power-play mainstay had 21 goals in 65 regular-season games.
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.
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