McNabb is dealing with a lower-body injury and has been designated for long-term injured reserve, ruling him out for at least the next 10 games.
Based on the team's timeline, McNabb won't be back until late February at the earliest. Considering the defenseman garnered just five shots in seven games this season, few fantasy players are likely to be impacted by his lengthy layoff. In the meantime, Zach Whitecloud, Nick Holden and Dylan Coghlan all figure to see more minutes, especially if Alex Pietrangelo (COVID-19 protocols) misses time.
McNabb (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
It's unclear how McNabb got hurt, but he will now miss at least three games. His earliest return date is Feb. 5 versus the Kings. In a corresponding move, the Golden Knights promoted Nick Holden from the taxi squad to the active roster.
McNabb recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks in Game 5.
McNabb set up Max Pacioretty for Vegas' first goal of the contest. It's just the second helper in eight postseason games for McNabb. He's added nine shots on goal, 22 hits and 22 blocked shots. The 29-year-old is best known for his physicality -- McNabb had 201 hits, 133 blocked shots and only nine points in 71 regular-season contests.
McNabb ranks ninth in the league with 201 hits in 2019-20.
McNabb's teammate Ryan Reaves leads the way with 316 hits, with both skaters having appeared in all 71 games prior to the NHL's hiatus. McNabb has already surpassed last season's hit totals, and he needs just 15 more to eclipse his career-high mark from the 2017-18 campaign. The rugged defenseman is lagging behind offensively with only two goals and seven assists comprising his point total, but he's averaging 20:01 of ice time and remains an integral top-pairing option for a Vegas team that sits atop the Pacific Division standings.
McNabb had two assists and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
McNabb hadn't enjoyed a multi-point performance since Dec. 2018 until he assisted on both Vegas goals Tuesday night. The 29-year-old has two goals and seven assists in 55 games this season.
McNabb hasn't recorded a point and is minus-8 over nine games since the calendar flipped to 2020.
Despite the Golden Knights replacing coach Gerard Gallant with Peter DeBoer, the Saskatchewan native still finds himself in a top-pairing capacity, having averaged 20:10 of ice time since the change. However, the sloppy defensive play is a bit disconcerting since he boasts a career plus-54 rating between Buffalo, Los Angeles and Vegas.
McNabb posted an assist, six hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Avalanche.
McNabb's fifth helper on the year came on a Ryan Reaves goal in the first period. The 28-year-old defenseman has seven points, 119 hits and 70 blocked shots in 40 games this season. He can be a good roster-filler in DFS formats that reward physicality, but he shouldn't be relied on for offense.
McNabb registered five hits and five blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Wild.
McNabb has gone without a point in his last eight games, but he's amassed 22 hits and 20 blocks in that span. The defense-first blueliner has six points, 111 hits, 66 blocks and 32 PIM in 37 outings this year.
McNabb scored a goal and dished seven hits in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Sharks.
McNabb was able to beat Aaron Dell in the third period for the Golden Knights' only tally of the contest. The defenseman has three points and 17 hits in his last five games. The offense is a bit of a surprise, but the physicality is par for the course. McNabb is up to five points, 70 hits, 28 PIM and 40 blocked shots in 24 games this season.
McNabb registered an assist, four hits and a plus-4 rating in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Flames.
He wasn't directly involved in the offense much, only helping out on William Karlsson's third-period tally, but McNabb was typically on the ice for the scoring. The defender has four points and 62 hits through 22 contests this year.
McNabb registered an assist, four hits and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks.
McNabb set up a late goal by Nate Schmidt in the third period, snapping the former's 15-game pointless stretch. It's just McNabb's third point of the year -- he's added 57 hits, 36 blocked shots and 26 PIM as a mostly physical and defensive player.
McNabb will look to snap a nine-game pointless streak when the Golden Knights face the Canadiens on Thursday.
McNabb can be forgiven for any lengthy point droughts, as the stay-at-home defenseman is on pace for 246 hits and 145 blocked shots. It's up to you to determine how far the gaudy defensive totals can take you in fantasy pools.
McNabb posted an assist, five hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes.
The physical defenseman helped set up Shea Theodore's lone goal for Vegas. McNabb also tossed his body around to great effect. The 28-year-old has two points and 19 hits through four games this season.
McNabb scored a shorthanded goal and went plus-3 in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
The veteran defenseman got free while penalty killing in the second period, and deposited a shot past Martin Jones to make it 3-0 at the time. McNabb has never scored more than five goals in a season, but he has reached 200 hits in each of the last two campaigns. In two games this year, McNabb has eight hits and three blocked shots to go with his goal.
McNabb registered an assist and three blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks in Game 7.
It was McNabb's only point of the series. He did have 27 hits and 18 blocks over the seven games. McNabb had 16 points in 81 regular-season games. His defense-first approach makes the blueliner unreliable for fantasy purposes.
McNabb picked up a helper, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 3-1 win over the Oilers.
McNabb has four goals and 12 helpers in 79 games this season, as well as 199 hits. Should he be credited with one more check, he'll have his third 200-hit campaign. His low point production makes him a no-go in standard fantasy formats, but between the hits and 135 blocked shots, he could find value in deeper competitions.
McNabb scored his fourth goal of the season, as well as adding three hits and three blocked shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.
McNabb has been a consistent physical presence, with 186 hits and 128 blocks in 72 games to go with his 15 points, which matches his mark from last season.
McNabb scored his third goal of the season into an empty net in a 4-1 win over the Stars on Tuesday.
McNabb also laid out six hits and went plus-2 in the contest. He's much better known for his defense, with 164 hits and 119 blocks in 64 appearances this season. Coach Gerard Gallant trusts the 28-year-old defender to play well in his own zone, which doesn't translate to having much fantasy relevance.
McNabb dished out a trio of hits in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Nashville.
With just two points in his previous seven outings, McNabb hasn't provided much in terms of offensive production, but did manage to rack up the ancillary stats, as he registered 19 hits and 10 blocks in those contests. Despite being a mainstay in the Golden Knights' lineup, the 27-year-old provides low-end fantasy value in even the deepest of formats.
McNabb blocked four shots and dished out two hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Sabres.
McNabb now has 18 hits and 10 blocked shots through seven games, but he remains pointless with a minus-1 rating. Nevertheless, he's not relied upon for scoring, as he racked up 225 hits, 176 blocked shots and just 15 points in 76 games last year.
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