Stephenson (upper body) went minus-1 and won only five of 15 faceoffs in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Canadiens in Game 5.
Stephenson's return from a three-game absence didn't provide the expected spark to the Golden Knights' unusually quiet top six. The 27-year-old remains at six helpers with a plus-8 rating, 15 shots on net, 20 hits and 12 blocked shots through 15 playoff games. He saw 19:01 of ice time Tuesday, so he should be considered fully healthy heading into Thursday's must-win Game 6.
Stephenson (upper body) took line rushes in warmups and is expected to play in Tuesday's Game 5 versus the Canadiens, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Stephenson has missed three games with the injury. Based on the line rushes, the 27-year-old is expected to return to his usual top-line role between Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone, while Alex Tuch will drop back into a third-line assignment.
Stephenson (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 5 clash with Montreal, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
If cleared to play, Stephenson will be back in the lineup following a three-game stint on the shelf due to his upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the 27-year-old center managed just one assist in his previous seven contests and remains bogged down in a 16-game goal drought dating back to May 8 versus the Blues. Despite his slump, Stephenson was slotting into a first-line role with Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone but may be hard-pressed to unseat Alex Tuch from that spot Tuesday, if he's even able to play at all.
Stephenson (upper body) will not be in Sunday's Game 4 lineup against Montreal, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Sunday will be Stephenson's third straight absence after suffering an upper-body injury. The 27-year-old tallied an assist in his lone appearance this series. He'll be questionable for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Stephenson (upper body) will not suit up for Game 3 against Montreal on Friday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Stephenson will miss a second straight game while dealing with an upper-body issue. The 27-year-old has six points and a plus-9 rating in 14 postseason appearances. Alex Tuch expects to fill in as the top-line center while Stephenson is out.
Stephenson was held out of Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Canadiens with an upper-body injury, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Stephenson was a surprise scratch during warmups ahead of Wednesday's contest, and this report explains why. Head coach Pete DeBoer labeled Stephenson as day-to-day with no hint as to if the forward will be ready for Friday's Game 3. Nicolas Roy got the first chance to fill in on the top line, but Keegan Kolesar also saw time between Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone in Wednesday's game.
Stephenson (undisclosed) did not take the ice for warmups ahead of Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Canadiens, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Stephenson has served as the top-line center for the Golden Knights this season, so this is a big loss for the team. The ripple effect from his absence will see Nicolas Roy move up to center the top line, Keegan Kolesar working on the third line, and Patrick Brown entering the lineup. It's unclear how Stephenson got hurt, as he logged 17:26 of ice time in Game 1 on Monday.
Stephenson recorded an assist and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1.
Stephenson was held without a point in six games versus the Avalanche in the second round. It didn't take him long to get on the scoresheet in the Stanley Cup Semifinals -- his faceoff win doubled as the secondary assist on Shea Theodore's opening tally. Stephenson is up to six helpers, 15 shots on net, 20 hits and a plus-9 rating through 14 playoff contests.
Stephenson posted two assists and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 6-2 win over the Wild in Game 7.
Stephenson assisted on Max Pacioretty's game-winning goal in the second period. The 27-year-old Stephenson also helped out on a Zach Whitecloud tally. In the seven-game first-round series, Stephenson amassed five helpers, eight hots on net and a plus-5 rating in a top-line role. The return of Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) should boost the Golden Knights' offense throughout the lineup. Stephenson has centered Pacioretty and Mark Stone for much of the season.
Stephenson notched a power-play assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Wild in Game 5.
Stephenson had the secondary helper on Alec Martinez's second-period tally. Through five playoff contests, Stephenson has picked up four assists, a plus-3 rating, eight shots on net and 10 hits. The top-line center should continue to see plenty of looks to produce offense.
Stephenson posted an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Wild in Game 4.
Stephenson made a touch pass to Alex Tuch on the latter's rush through the neutral zone on the Golden Knights' second goal. The 27-year-old Stephenson has picked up an assist in three straight games -- he's only been held off the scoresheet when the Golden Knights were shut out in Game 1. The Saskatchewan native continues to chip in well on offense in a top-line role.
Stephenson recorded an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Wild in Game 3.
Stephenson set up Mark Stone's first tally of the contest to get the Golden Knights on the comeback trail in the second period. The 27-year-old Stephenson has picked up helpers in each of the last two games. The center should continue to be in a good position for offense with a dash of physicality as a top-line option for Vegas.
Stephenson recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal and five hits in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Wild in Game 2.
Stephenson's pass set up Alex Tuch for a one-timer at 19:07 of the third period. The 27-year-old Stephenson had a career year with 35 points in 51 regular-season contests. He's been the Golden Knights' top-line center this year, and it appears he'll remain in that role during the playoffs.
Stephenson scored a shorthanded goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blues.
Stephenson gave the Golden Knights a 2-0 lead at 13:32 of the first period after converting a feed from Alex Pietrangelo while shorthanded. The 27-year-old Stephenson has two shorthanded points and five more on the power play in 49 contests. He's at 35 points, 81 shots and a plus-21 rating overall.
Stephenson recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blues.
Stephenson has collected a goal and three assists during a four-game point streak. The 27-year-old forward is up to 34 points, 79 shots, 40 hits and a plus-20 rating in 48 contests during a career year. Stephenson will continue to carry sneaky fantasy value as a top-line center -- his production hasn't dropped off much with Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) out for the last three games.
Stephenson collected a goal on three shots in a 3-2 overtime win over the Wild on Wednesday.
Stephenson broke a scoreless deadlock 8:30 into the second period, hammering a one-timer to finish a 2-on-1 rush following a Minnesota turnover. The goal, Stephenson's 13th of the year, extended his career high in that category and gave him a three-game point streak since the start of May.
Stephenson recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.
Stephenson set up Mark Stone's tally in the second period. The 27-year-old Stephenson has racked up two goals and four assists in his last five games. The Canadian forward has 32 points, 74 shots, a plus-20 rating and 27 PIM through 46 contests overall.
Stephenson notched an assist and fired four shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Stephenson earned the secondary helper on Mark Stone's second-period tally. With 11 points in his last 12 games, Stephenson continues to find success in a top-line role. The 27-year-old forward has 31 points, 71 shots, 37 hits, a plus-21 rating and 27 PIM in 45 contests this year.
Stephenson recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.
Stephenson played the middleman on a tic-tac-toe passing play that resulted in a Mark Stone goal in the second period. The 27-year-old Stephenson reached the 30-point mark for the first time in his career. He's at 12 goals, 18 assists, 67 shots on net, a plus-21 rating and 25 PIM through 43 contests.
Stephenson scored twice, dished an assist and went plus-4 in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.
Stephenson needed just 28 seconds to open the scoring. He added a second goal in the first period and then assisted on Shea Theodore's tally in the third. The 27-year-old Stephenson set career highs in goals (12) and points (29) after Saturday's big game. He's added 65 shots on net, a plus-20 rating and 25 PIM through 42 appearances this year.
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|06/24||@ MON||L 2-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||17:50|
|06/22||vs MON||L 1-4||0||0||0||-1||19:01|
|06/14||vs MON||W 4-1||0||1||1||+1||17:26|
|06/10||vs COL||W 6-3||0||0||0||+1||20:49|
|06/08||@ COL||W 3-2 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||19:12|
|06/06||vs COL||W 5-1||0||0||0||+1||18:53|
|06/04||vs COL||W 3-2||0||0||0||0||20:07|
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