Kolesar was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Saturday.
Kolesar made his NHL debut in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Blue Jackets. The 22-year-old skated 12:06 and dished two hits in the contest. The Golden Knights have only 11 healthy forwards on the roster currently -- if Jonathan Marchessault (lower body) or Cody Glass (lower body) can't dress for Tuesday's game in Buffalo, expect Kolesar or Nicolas Roy to receive a call-up.
Kolesar was called up from AHL Chicago on Friday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Kolesar spent a two-game stint with the parent club in December, and he's back again. His numbers with AHL Chicago aren't great -- he has two goals and 10 points in 24 appearances in the minors. The Manitoba native is likely to serve in a depth role during his stay with the Golden Knights.
Kolesar was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Sunday.
The Golden Knights have continued to send players up and down from the minors in order to conserve cap space, so it's possible Kolesar will be back with Vegas prior to Tuesday's clash with Anaheim. If the winger does get recalled, he is a long shot to get into the lineup and figures to serve as an emergency depth option.
Kolesar was promoted from AHL Chicago on Saturday.
Kolesar should provide some depth up front for the Golden Knights and could draw in Saturday if his recall is an indication that one of the other 12 healthy forwards is dealing with an injury or illness. In any event, Kolesar has yet to score a goal and owns just six assists through 18 AHL contests, so his fantasy upside likely remains minimal.
Kolesar was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Monday.
Even with Alex Tuch and Cody Eakin hampered by their respective undisclosed injuries, the Golden Knights evidently feel that it's important to keep the training wheels on Kolesar, whom they traded for in June of 2017. Originally selected in the third round (69th overall) of the 2015 draft, Kolesar holds promise as a fierce two-way competitor who celebrated an Ed Chynoweth Cup victory with the WHL Seattle Thunderbirds in 2017.
Kolesar scored his seventh goal of the season in AHL Chicago's 5-1 win over Cleveland on Thursday.
Fresh off back-to-back 25-goal seasons in which he led Seattle to its first-ever WHL Championship, Vegas traded a second-round pick to Columbus in June 2017 for the rights to Kolesar and it has been downhill ever since. The hulking power forward has seen his scoring touch disappear since turning pro and he now has the look of a career minor leaguer. The 21-year-old has just 13 goals in 87 AHL games over the past two seasons. If Kolesar can develop into a fourth-line energy player who chips in some hits, Vegas would likely be thrilled at this point.
Kolesar was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a second-round draft pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, reports Bob McKenzie of TSN.
Kolesar is a 6-foot-2, 227 pound right winger who finished as the WHL's leading postseason scorer with 31 points in just 19 games. He's a clutch offensive performer in playoff hockey -- he's dominated there after delivering 121 points in 118 games in the regular season over the last two years. Kolesar's body is already pro-ready.
Kolesar scored the tying goal and assisted on the winner in overtime Sunday as Seattle beat Regina 4-3 to clinch the WHL championship and advance to the Memorial Cup, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
He had a rough start to his final junior campaign after getting injured and undergoing sports hernia surgery while playing in the NHL's preseason prospect tournament, but Kolesar's been on fire since fully recovering. After all, he racked up 21 goals and 50 points in 33 games to close out the regular season, and he's added 12 goals and 31 points in 19 games during the WHL playoffs. The 2015 third-round pick should begin his pro career next season, and Kolesar may not need much development in the AHL before forcing his way onto the Columbus roster, especially if the club loses young power forward Josh Anderson to Las Vegas in the expansion draft.
Kolesar scored twice to lead WHL Seattle to a 2-1 win over Kelowna in Game 3 of the WHL semifinals Tuesday.
Kolesar's game-winner came with just 20 seconds remaining in regulation. The budding power forward was banged up on multiple occasions this season, but still productive (26 goals, 60 points in 54 games) when healthy. Kolesar has steadily improved over each of his four seasons in Seattle and he should open next season in the AHL.
Kolesar notched an assist in WHL Seattle's 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Tuesday.
He missed the beginning of the season for WHL Seattle while recovering from a sports hernia, but Kolesar has two points (both assists) and six PIM in four games since getting back on the ice, flashing both his offensive skill and his grit. The 19-year-old was a third-round pick in 2015, the same draft that netted Columbus rookie phenom Zach Werenski, but Kolesar's likely a couple of years from joining Werenski in the NHL.
Kolesar is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing surgery for a supraumbilical hernia Wednesday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
It was previously unknown the nature of the injury but it has now been revealed that Kolesar underwent the knife to repair a hernia in his mid abdomen. Following a 2015-16 campaign where the right winger scored 30 goals and dished out 31 assists in 64 games for WHL Seattle, there is plenty of excitement to see what the 19-year-old can do at the next level. His NHL debut will have to be put on hold for now, however.
Kolesar was placed on the injured list with an undisclosed ailment, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Kolesar, the 69th overall pick in the 2015 draft, improved every season with WHL Seattle, compiling eight, 38, and 61 points, respectively, in three consecutive 60-plus game seasons. Now at 19 years old, it remains to be seen what level the right winger will be placed for the 2016-17 campaign. Given his rapid growth through juniors, it seems likely he has a future in the NHL.
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