Haula (lower body) is back in Vegas and on crutches. While he hasn't been ruled out for the season, head coach Gerard Gallant says he won't play for a couple months, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. The fact that the idea of Haula being out for the year has to be addressed is certainly not a good sign. It seems like the Golden Knights have to be prepared to be without their center for quite some time. Vegas is also without Paul Stastny (undisclosed) for a couple more weeks, so it is really being stretched at the center position for now.
Haula is considered month-to-month, according to coach Gerard Gallant, due to his lower-body issue, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. The news effectively rules Haula out for the rest of November (at least). It's a significant blow for a team that has been without Paul Stastny (undisclosed) since early October and doesn't anticipate having him available until mid-December. Cody Eakin figures to hold on to the second-line center role until either Haula or Stastny is ready to return.
Haula (lower body) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 6, per the NHL media site. The Golden Knights have not provided an update on Haula's status and by using a retroactive designation the club could still activate him as soon as he is healthy. Prior to getting hurt, the center appeared to have shaken off his slow start to the season with five points in as many games. In Haula's stead, Cody Eakin figures to take on a top-six role.
The Golden Knights don't expect to have an update on Haula (lower body) until Wednesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. The fact that Vegas plays on Wednesday and the team stated that they won't have an update on Haula's injury until that day puts him at risk of missing his fourth straight game. The Golden Knights will then host the Blues on Friday before embarking on a three-game road trip.
Haula (lower body) will remain with the Golden Knights on a three-game road trip, but he won't play in any of those contests, according to coach Gerard Gallant. Haula will be out until next Wednesday's home game against the Ducks at the earliest. The Finn absorbed a hard hit from Patrick Marleau in Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs and had to be stretched off the ice, but Vegas has opted to leave him on the active roster for the time being.
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