According to general manager Kelly McCrimmon, Stephenson (undisclosed) will be available to play if and when the NHL resumes its season, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Stephenson missed Vegas' last game prior to the NHL's suspension of play, but he's had plenty of time to recover over the past two-plus months. The former Capital, who's picked up 11 goals and 26 points this campaign, will return to a middle-six role if and when the NHL resumes its season.
Coach Pete DeBoer labeled Stephenson (undisclosed) a game-time decision for Thursday's clash with the Wild, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Stephenson was initially expected to be re-evaluated after the five-game road trip came to its conclusion, but he has apparently made some progress since Monday and could make it back for one or both of the remaining two contests. Clarification on his status should arrive on game day.
Stephenson wasn't available for Monday's game in Edmonton and will be re-evaluated "when the team returns to Vegas," David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Stephenson was a late scratch Monday, but it appears that he'll be held out of the next two games, as well, as Golden Knights' next home contest is March 17 against Dallas. The 25-year-old forward has eight goals and 22 points in 41 games this season.
Stephenson posted an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.
Stephenson earned the secondary helper on William Karlsson's go-ahead goal in the third period. With Mark Stone (lower body) out, Stephenson bumped up to the second line. The 25-year-old winger has three assists in his last four games and 25 points through 61 appearances overall.
Stephenson generated an assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Ducks.
Stephenson set up the second of William Karlsson's three goals in the game. The 25-year-old has racked up a goal and five assists in his last nine contests. Stephenson has 24 points, 62 shots and a plus-24 rating in 59 outings this year.
Stephenson registered an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Panthers.
The helper snapped a three-game mini slump for the forward. Stephenson has compiled 23 points, 59 shots, 50 hits and a plus-24 rating through 58 contests this year. The 25-year-old is operating as Vegas' third-line center -- with the team's top forward options fully healthy, there's no room for him on the scoring lines.
Stephenson posted an assist in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over the Blues.
Stephenson had the secondary helper on Alex Tuch's game-tying goal at 15:20 of the third period. Through six games in February, Stephenson has two goals and three helpers. However, the 25-year-old has fallen out of the top six with William Karlsson's return from a broken finger. Stephenson has 22 points in 54 contests this season, but offense may be harder to come by going forward, given his slightly reduced role.
Stephenson posted a shorthanded goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
Stephenson used his speed to get the Golden Knights' fourth goal of the game while defenseman Zach Whitecloud served a double-minor for high-sticking. The 25-year-old forward has three goals and four helpers over his last nine games and 17 points through 28 contests with the Golden Knights this year. He's at a career-high 21 points in 52 games overall, but Stephenson has been a different -- and better -- player since he was traded from the Capitals.
Stephenson scored the game-winning goal on his only shot Saturday in a 3-0 victory over the Predators.
Stephenson slipped behind the Nashville defense and beat goalie Pekka Rinne on a breakaway to open the scoring 5:14 into the second period. Stephenson has been a terrific in-season pickup for the Golden Knights, tallying seven goals and 14 points in 25 games since being acquired from Washington. He's totaled a career-best 10 goals and 18 points in 49 games between the two teams.
Stephenson notched an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
Stephenson set up a Reilly Smith goal in the third period to cut the Penguins' lead to one. The helper was Stephenson's 10th point in 17 games since joining the Golden Knights via trade from the Capitals. He has 14 points in 41 games overall, well on his way to a career year.
Stephenson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blues. The goal was the game winner.
It's his first multi-point game of the season. Stephenson has just 13 points, including eight goals, in 41 games this season. But his time in Vegas has been productive -- Stephenson has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 17 games in the desert.
Stephenson scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.
Just two seconds after a four-on-four turned into a man-advantage for Vegas, Stephenson beat Antti Raanta for the 3-1 goal. The 25-year-old has matched his 11-point output from last season, doing so in just 37 games this year. He's also earned his first two career power-play points since being traded from the Capitals.
Stephenson posted an assist in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Stephenson already has six points in 11 games with the Golden Knights since he was traded from Capitals on Dec. 2. The 25-year-old has 10 points, 31 shots and 12 PIM in 35 games overall. He's been especially productive since uniting with wingers Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone on the second line.
Stephenson scored a goal and added two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Wild.
Stephenson tied the game with his tally at 11:22 of the second period, finishing a sequence with passes from linemates Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty. Stephenson is on a four-game point streak (two goals, two helpers), and now has five points in eight games since joining the Golden Knights. He's accrued nine points and a plus-10 rating in 32 appearances overall this year, but his role in Vegas is larger than it ever was with the Capitals.
Stephenson earned a power-play assist Sunday in a 6-3 win over the Canucks.
Stephenson has made a seamless transition from the Capitals to the Golden Knights, matching his season-long point total of four in 17 fewer games. Cody Glass (concussion) and Cody Eakin (head) being out of commission paved the way for the Vegas newcomer to hold down a middle-six role for the time being. Stephenson also received 1:05 on the power play in this one, so it'll be interesting to see whether that becomes a trend.
Stephenson secured an even-strength assist and dished out a hit in Thursday's loss to St. Louis
Stephenson collected his second point with the Golden Knights since coming over in a trade from Washington on Dec. 2. The 25-year-old has added some nice depth in the desert, as he's now up to six points, 22 shots on goal and 25 hits in 29 games this year.
Stephenson was dealt to the Golden Knights in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round pick Monday.
Stephenson tallied three goals and four points in 24 games with the Capitals this season. The 25-year-old winger will add some depth to the Golden Knights' forward group but should stick in a bottom-six role like he had in Washington.
Stephenson scored the game-winning goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 5-2 win over Anaheim.
Stephenson buried a wrist shot from the slot while nearly every other skater on the ice was occupied by a melee behind the Anaheim net. The goal, Stephenson's third of the season, put the Capitals up 3-0 with 34 seconds left in the second period. Two of his three goals have been game-winners, but he remains a bottom-six real-life forward who does not possess any fantasy appeal.
Stephenson scored a goal and was plus-2 while delivering four hits in a 6-1 win over Buffalo on Friday.
For someone not known for his goal-scoring prowess, the touch Stephenson showed on his backhand goal to finish off an odd-man rush was awfully impressive. His second goal of the year gave the Caps a 2-0 lead seven minutes into the first period and held up as the winner. Stephenson has scored a combined 11 goals over the previous two seasons in a bottom-six role and is not a fantasy asset.
Stephenson potted a goal and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
Stephenson's second-period tally deflected off of Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson and into the net behind Cam Talbot. The offensively-challenged Stephenson will take his goals however he can get them -- it's his second point in nine games this season.
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