Holden was waived by the Golden Knights on Monday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
This move may invoke curiosity, as Holden hasn't appeared in a minor-league contest since his days with AHL Springfield in 2012-13. However, the physical defenseman will be a taxi squad candidate -- if not rostered by AHL Henderson -- in the event that he clears waivers. Vegas courting playmaking blueliner Alex Pietrangelo in the offseason has rendered Holden expendable, at least for the time being.
Holden is in the lineup Tuesday for Game 5 against Vancouver.
The veteran rearguard sat out Game 4, presumably as a healthy scratch, in favor of Jon Merrill -- who's scratched for this one. Holden has gone nine straight games without a point dating back to the regular season, averaging a modest 14:07 of ice time during that span, so he probably shouldn't be on too many fantasy radars at this point.
Holden scored his sixth goal of the season and collected an assist in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
Holden played 14:05, far less than his average ice time this season. It didn't matter, because the defenseman made the most of his opportunities against Calgary and now has 17 points in 2019-20. Three more points will give him 20 on the year, a mark Holden has failed to reach in each of his past two seasons.
Holden picked up an assist, three shots on goal, three hits and three blocked shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.
Holden has collected a goal and three helpers over his last 10 games. The mostly defensive blueliner is up to 13 points, 123 hits, 99 shots and 72 blocks through 57 contests. His solid non-scoring numbers may give him fantasy value in deeper formats.
Holden signed a two-year, $3.4 million extension with Vegas on Monday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
The 6-foot-4 blueliner has five goals and 11 points in 54 games this season. Holden has also racked up 117 hits while averaging 19:16 of ice time.
Holden posted an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Panthers.
Holden has four points in his last eight games, an unusually productive run for the more defensively oriented blueliner. The 32-year-old is up to 11 points, 92 shots on net, 116 hits and 62 blocked shots through 53 contests this year.
Holden had a goal on four shots and dished out two hits with a plus-2 rating in Monday's 3-2 win over the Capitals.
Holden led the Golden Knights with 23:58 of playing time, a season high for the 32-year-old. He opened the scoring less than four minutes into the game with his fifth goal of the year, his first since Dec. 19. Those five goals represent Holden's best total since he scored a career-high 11 in 2016-17 with the Rangers.
Holden picked up an assist, four blocked shots, three hits and two shots on goal in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
Holden now has helpers in back-to-back outings after a 16-game scoreless run. The 32-year-old has nine points, 81 shots, 102 hits and 58 blocks in 47 appearances this season. Outside of deeper fantasy formats, Holden probably won't contribute enough to help fantasy owners.
Holden potted a goal on two shots and added two hits in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.
Holden scored just 1:09 after Reilly Smith to tie the game at three in the second period. Holden has scored twice in the last three contests, an unusually productive run for the defenseman. He's at seven points, 62 hits, 40 blocked shots and 45 shots on goal in 29 appearances in 2019-20.
Holden scored a goal and had three shots with a plus-2 rating in a 6-3 win versus the Canucks on Sunday.
Holden struck for his third goal of the season just over two minutes into Sunday's game. He hadn't scored since Oct. 22, a span of 15 games without a goal. The 32-year-old journeyman has six points in 27 games for Vegas this season.
Holden produced an assist and three hits in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
Holden had a shot attempt blocked, which fell to Cody Eakin, who chipped the puck in for the Golden Knights' first goal of the game. Holden had been a healthy scratch for the last three games, but he skated 20:58 in this contest. He's up to five points, 45 hits and 33 blocked shots in 22 appearances this season. The assist also snapped a five-game point drought for the 32-year-old defenseman. Holden may return to a more consistent spot in the lineup, but it's not likely to make an impact in fantasy circles.
Holden (illness) is on the ice for pregames warmups Thursday, signaling that he will play against the Maple Leafs, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
A report from earlier in the day indicated that Holden was unlikely to lace up the skates due to an illness, but he will actually do just that, slotting in alongside Jon Merrill on the bottom pairing. Deryk Engelland will serve as a healthy scratch with Holden good to go.
Holden will likely be scratched from the lineup Thursday against Toronto due to an illness, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Holden's status against the Maple Leafs will likely boil down to a game-time decision, but at this point he should be considered closer to doubtful than questionable. If Holden's unable to go, Deryk Engelland will suit up against Toronto.
Holden scored the game-tying goal on four shots and added three hits in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Blackhawks.
Holden's goal came with only 1:33 left in regulation, spoiling Robin Lehner's bid for a shutout. The tally was the defenseman's second goal and third point of the year in addition to 17 shots on goal, 22 hits and 17 blocked shots in 11 contests. His career high in points is 34, set in 2016-17 with the Rangers, but it would likely be a pleasant surprise if he topped 20 points this year.
Holden scored a power-play goal on four shots while adding four blocks and two hits in a 3-2 shootout win over Ottawa on Thursday.
The defensive-minded Holden picked up his first goal of the year in the first period, and it was his first power-play tally since 2016-17 when he was with the Rangers. Holden had three goals and 15 points last season in his first year in Vegas, so goals will likely be few and far between.
Holden is averaging 2.3 hits per game on the young season.
The sample size is small (only seven games), but Holden is flashing some added grit in the early stages of the 2019-20 campaign. While he's added eight blocked shots for a nice defensive profile, the Canadian blueliner isn't going to be on most fantasy rosters due to his limited offensive utility.
Holden registered two assists, one while shorthanded, in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Jets.
He went plus-4 and added four hits, three shots and two blocked shots for a robust stat line. Holden hadn't found his way onto the scoresheet since Dec. 30, frequently serving as a healthy scratch and also battling an undisclosed injury over the first two-plus months of 2019. Perhaps Thursday's showing will encourage coach Gerard Gallant to keep him in the lineup for a while.
Holden (undisclosed) skated 19:15 in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins on Wednesday.
Holden skated on the third pairing with Deryk Engelland. Holden supplied one hit after missing 10 games with an undisclosed injury. With 13 points in 52 games this year, he's not a defender who would be on most fantasy owners' radar.
Holden (undisclosed) is no longer listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Holden has missed the Golden Knights' last 10 games due to an undisclosed issue, but he was a full participant at Wednesday's morning skate, which was the first indication that he was likely close to returning to game action. The 31-year-old is expected to slot into a bottom-pairing role for Wednesday's matchup with Boston.
Holden (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup against Colorado on Monday.
Holden is set to miss his 10th game due to his undisclosed issue, having last played Jan. 21 versus Minnesota. The blueliner has tallied 13 points this year and could still reach the 20-point mark before the end of the season if he can return soon. Jon Merrill or Colin Miller figures to get bumped from the lineup once Holden is cleared to play.
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