Zykov potted his second goal of the campaign and blocked two shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Kings. Zykov had two goals and three helpers between the Oilers, Hurricanes and Golden Knights, combining to feature in 28 games this season. He featured on the top line Saturday, but will likely find himself in the press box more often than not in the playoffs.
Zykov was benched in the final 20 minutes of Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Golden Knights count as Zykov's third team of the 2018-19 season, so needless to say, he can ill-afford to have any factors interrupting his quest to earn a full-time roster spot with an NHL club. Nabbed by the Kings in the second round (37th overall) of the 2013 draft, Zykov didn't pan out in either Carolina or Edmonton before Vegas claimed him off the waiver wire Dec. 29.
Zykov scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Lightning. Zykov tied the game at the 5:22 mark of the third period and finished with a team-high five shots on goal. Despite playing a key role in Tuesday's win, fantasy owners need not concern themselves with Zykov's dealings at this stage of his career.
Coach Gerard Gallant told reporters there's a good chance Zykov will arrive in Vegas on Wednesday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. If Zykov does in fact join his new club Wednesday, he could make his Golden Knights debut as soon as Friday against Anaheim. The Russian winger, who was waived by the Hurricanes and Oilers before being claimed by Vegas, has notched three assists in 18 NHL appearances this campaign.
The Golden Knights claimed Zykov off waivers from the Oilers on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Zykov was placed on waivers for the second time this season Friday after logging minimal action in each of the last two games. Still, it's no guarantee the 23-year-old winger will see a ton of action with his new club.
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