Tuch is expected to miss six months after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Vegas has the wing depth to overcome Tuch's absence, but it will still be a painful one for the Golden Knights considering the 25-year-old Syracuse native has scored at least 15 goals in three of his four seasons with the team. Tuch was also viewed as a potential trade piece in Vegas' pursuit of a deal for disgruntled Sabres star Jack Eichel (neck), but he's unlikely to be part of any Eichel package at this point. If Tuch's able to return in six months, he would be available for the final three months of the regular season, which is scheduled to stretch through the end of April.
Tuch recorded an assist and two hits in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Canadiens in Game 4.
Tuch had the secondary assist on Nicolas Roy's game-winning goal 1:18 into overtime. With Chandler Stephenson (upper body) sidelined, Tuch has filled in as the top-line center. He's up to nine points, 39 shots on net, 36 hits and a plus-6 rating through 17 playoff contests. The 25-year-old's offense could see a small boost while skating between Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone at even strength.
Tuch notched an assist and six hits in Monday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1.
Tuch set up Mattias Janmark for a goal at 12:58 of the second period. In his last three games, Tuch has a goal and two assists. The power winger is up to eight points, 30 shots on net, 30 hits and a plus-6 rating through 14 playoff outings. He's likely to remain in a third-line role, but he should provide scoring depth.
Tuch notched an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche in Game 6.
Tuch set up Alex Pietrangelo's second-period tally, which was both the game-winner and series-clincher. The 25-year-old Tuch wasn't a big factor during the second round with a goal and an assist in six games. He's up to seven points, 29 shots, 24 hits and a plus-5 rating through 13 playoff outings. His scoring output could be limited since he only sees third-line usage when the Golden Knights' forward group is healthy.
Tuch provided a goal on three shots and added three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over Colorado in Game 5.
Tuch got the Golden Knights on the board just 63 seconds into the third period, finding himself in alone behind the Colorado defense and batting a puck out of mid-air to make it a 2-1 game. It was the fourth goal of the playoffs for the 25-year-old, but his first in the last eight contests.
Tuch (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to suit up for Game 3 against Colorado on Friday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Tuch missed Friday's morning skate but clearly isn't dealing with anything too serious. The 25-year-old has five points and a plus-4 rating through nine games this postseason. He should skate in his usual middle-six role.
Tuch is considered a game-time decision heading into Friday's matchup with Colorado after missing the game-day skate, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Tuch would be a surprise absence from Friday's tilt if the does in fact miss out. In nine playoff contests, the 25-year-old winger has tallied three goals and two helpers while averaging 16:08 of ice time, including 1:21 with the man advantage. If Tuch is sidelined for Game 3, his spot in the lineup figures to go to Cody Glass.
Tuch notched an assist and went plus-3 in Friday's 6-2 win over the Wild in Game 7.
The return of Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) meant Tuch's top-line time came to a close. Despite the reduced role, Tuch still got involved with the primary helper to Mattias Janmark on the empty-net goal that clinched the latter's Game 7 hat trick. The 25-year-old Tuch racked up five points, 15 shots on net, 11 hits and a plus-5 rating in seven contests. He should still have chances to get involved -- the Golden Knights' offense is deep enough to regularly get contributions from the top three lines.
Tuch recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Wild in Game 5.
Tuch helped out on Mark Stone's opening tally in the first period. The 25-year-old Tuch has picked up three goals and a helper in five playoff outings. The winger continues to fill in for Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) on the top line. Tuch has added 14 shots on goal and nine hits in the postseason.
Tuch scored a goal and blocked two shots in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Wild in Game 4.
The Golden Knights nearly lost possession in the neutral zone until Tuch collected the puck. He zoomed right up the middle of the Wild's defense and scored at 9:08 of the second period to double the lead to 2-0. The winger already has three goals on 12 shots through four contests in the postseason. Life on the top line is treating him well -- he'll likely remain alongside Chandler Stephenson and Mark Stone until Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) can return.
Tuch scored twice on five shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Wild in Game 2.
Tuch put the Golden Knights ahead with his goal at 17:19 of the second period. He added an insurance marker on the power play in the third. The 25-year-old has logged eight shots on net and six hits in addition to his pair of goals through two playoff games. As long as Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) is out, Tuch is likely to see a top-six assignment.
Tuch (undisclosed) will be in Sunday's Game 1 lineup against the Wild, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Tuch sat out the third period of Vegas' season finale for precautionary reasons but will be good to go for his team's playoff opener. The 25-year-old winger is expected to slot in on the third line and second power-play unit. Tuch has a robust 15 goals and nine assists in 47 previous playoff appearances.
Tuch (undisclosed) was held out of the third period of Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Sharks for maintenance reasons, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Head coach Pete DeBoer indicated Tuch could have continued playing if the score wasn't so lopsided -- the Golden Knights held a 4-0 lead after two periods. Nonetheless, fantasy managers will want to confirm Tuch's status prior to Game 1 of the Golden Knights' first-round playoff series. The winger finished the regular season with 33 points, 142 shots on net and a plus-16 rating after he posted an assist and six shots in Wednesday's game.
Tuch registered an assist, two shots on goal and three blocked shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blues.
Tuch set up Jonathan Marchessault for the game-winning goal in overtime. The 24-year-old Tuch has a goal and two assists in his last three games. The winger is up to 32 points, 126 shots, 48 hits, 34 blocks and a plus-17 rating through 52 contests.
Tuch scored a goal on a team-high five shots in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.
Tuch scored at 12:20 of the first period to give the Golden Knights a 3-2 lead. The 24-year-old winger returned to the 30-point threshold after missing that mark last season. He has 18 tallies, 12 assists, 122 shots on net and a plus-16 rating through 50 contests this season.
Tuch scored a goal on three shots, doled out three hits, blocked four shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Tuch was a force in Wednesday's game, and his goal gave the Golden Knights a 3-2 lead with 50 seconds left in the second period. That tally stood as the game-winner. He has 17 goals, 29 points, 110 shots on net, 39 hits, 29 blocked shots and 24 PIM through 45 contests.
Tuch scored an empty-net goal on four shots, doled out two hits and added two PIM in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Ducks.
Tuch provided extra insurance with his third-period tally. He's contributed 16 goals and 12 helpers through 43 contests this season. The winger also has 103 shots on net, 34 hits, 22 PIM and a plus-15 rating while mainly working in a middle-six role.
Tuch scored a goal on two shots, supplied an assist, went plus-2 and added a pair of hits in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Kings.
Tuch scored the Golden Knights' second goal of the game at 11:04 of the first period. He also set up an Alex Pietrangelo tally in the third. The 24-year-old Tuch has three points in his last two games, and his line with Tomas Nosek and Mattias Janmark looked effective Wednesday. Tuch is up to 15 goals, 27 points, 93 shots on net, 30 hits and a plus-15 rating through 41 appearances.
Tuch scored a goal on five shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
Tuch gave the Golden Knights their first lead with his goal at 4:35 of the third period. The 24-year-old winger is up to 14 tallies and 25 points through 40 contests. His goal Monday snapped a 14-game scoring drought, during which he had only four helpers.
Tuch recorded an assist, two shots on net and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-1 win over the Blues.
The 24-year-old winger set up the second of Alec Martinez's two goals in the contest. Tuch has helpers in four of the last six games since shaking off a five-game slump. The New York native is up to 24 points, 79 shots, a plus-14 rating and 18 PIM through 36 contests. He's gone 11 straight outings without a goal, but that's likely a bit of regression -- his shooting percentage is still a career-high 16.5 percent on the year.
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|06/20||@ MON||W 2-1 (OT)||0||1||1||0||16:38|
|06/18||@ MON||L 2-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||22:51|
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|06/14||vs MON||W 4-1||0||1||1||+1||17:41|
|06/10||vs COL||W 6-3||0||1||1||+1||16:24|
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