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Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves: Surprise scratch
Reaves won't play in Sunday's game versus the Rangers, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
There's a chance Reaves is a healthy scratch, but he has been a fixture in the Golden Knights' lineup since he started with the team and has nine points in 31 games this year. If he's injured, expect an update after the game.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Max Pacioretty: Returns to lineup
Pacioretty (undisclosed) will play Sunday versus the Rangers, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Pacioretty was held out of Friday's game with a minor injury but has battled past the issue. The 30-year-old has been superb lately with 16 points -- five on the power play -- and 32 shots on net in the last 14 games.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury: Garners starting nod
Fleury will protect the road net in Sunday's game versus the Rangers, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Fleury has appeared in 30 games already and it's just December. For comparison, he started just 46 games in all of the 2017-18 regular season. Lately, Fleury has looked to be missing a step in the crease with a .887 save percentage over the last six games despite winning four of those decisions. The Rangers aren't a threatening offense, but Fleury will need to be stronger than his recent play to earn a win over the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Alex Tuch: Quietly getting it done for Vegas
Tuch came up with an even-strength goal in Friday's 5-4 overtime road loss to the Devils.
Tuch only managed two shots in the game, so his fantasy owners must be pleased that he at least converted one of them. The 22-year-old power forward from Boston College doesn't seem to be talked about very often, yet he's up to 11 goals and 12 assists with a plus-6 rating over 26 games for the Golden Knights.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault: Makes impact against Devils
Marchessault picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Devils.
While the 27-year-old has cooled down a bit after his hot start to the season, he's remained a steady contributor for the Knights, scoring two goals and seven points over his last 10 games. His strong chemistry with William Karlsson -- both his helpers came on goals by the center -- should ensure that Marchessault keeps finding the scoresheet, even if he isn't matching last year's 75-point pace.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Continues lighting lamp
Karlsson scored two goals, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Devils.
That's now four goals in the last three games and eight in the last 10 for Karlsson, who seems to be back in the form he flashed last season en route to a career-high 43 goals. The 25-year-old probably won't reach those heights again in 2018-19, but with 13 goals and 26 points through 34 games he's still delivering strong production in a top-six role for Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury: Can't hold lead against Devils
Fleury stopped 37 of 42 shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Devils.
The Knights had a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission and a 4-1 lead four minutes into the second period, but Fleury couldn't make it hold up against constant pressure from New Jersey. The veteran netminder at least salvaged a point in the standings for Vegas, something he's been doing plenty of lately -- Fleury is 11-3-1 over the last month.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Erik Haula: Not dealing with ACL injury
Haula (lower body) underwent surgery last month, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. "It wasn't an ACL as some people reported," Golden Knights GM George McPhee said. "It's just an atypical injury for hockey."
There is still hope that Haula will return this season, but he remains month-to-month with his lower-body injury. On Friday, Vegas welcomed Paul Stansty back into the lineup after he'd dealt with a significant lower-body injury of his own, and that will help offset some of the special teams contributions that Haula likely would've made in a healthy state.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Max Pacioretty: Sitting with minor injury
Pacioretty won't play Friday evening against host New Jersey due to a minor unspecified injury, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
This news corroborates a previous report that Pacioretty was in line to be scratched for the upcoming contest. That indeed will be the case, but now we know there's actually an injury at play. Will this won't sit well with fantasy owners that have relied upon the scoring winger who's scored 10 times to complement eight heleprs through 28 games, it does sound like Vegas is taking a cautious approach to the issue, as a Golden Knights spokseperson adds, "The team feels it is best for him to miss one game rather than six. (It) is management's decision to hold him out tonight."... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Max Pacioretty: Could be scratched
Pacioretty could be a healthy scratch for Friday's game against the Devils, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
With Paul Stastny (lower body) returning to action, coach Gerard Gallant is now faced with the tough decision of who to scratch from the lineup that's been performing so well lately, going 8-2-0 over its last 10 contests. While Pacioretty would generally be considered one of the least likely candidates to be scratched, he has gone goalless over his past five games, which may be the stat Gallant's focusing on. However, nothing's been made official yet, so fantasy owners will need to check back once pregame warmups get underway for official word on Pacioretty's status.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Paul Stastny: Ready to rock
Stastny (lower body) will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Devils.
It isn't clear what kind of role Stastny will return to Friday, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Golden Knights ease him in, as the veteran forward hasn't tasted game action since Oct. 8 due to a lower-body injury. Nonetheless, the 32-year-old is definitely worth a look in most fantasy formats if he's available, as he showed no signs of slowing down last campaign, racking up 16 goals and 53 points in 82 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury: Starting in New Jersey
Fleury is slated to start between the pipes in Friday's road game against the Devils, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Fleury has played pretty well recently, picking up back-to-back wins over the Stars and Islanders while posting a respectable 2.00 GAA and .918 save percentage over that span. The 34-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling and pick up his 19th victory of the campaign in a road matchup with a middling New Jersey offense that's averaging 3.38 goals per game at home this season, 15th in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Tomas Nosek: Pots game-winner against Isles
Nosek scored the game-winner in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Islanders.
The 26-year-old continues to see limited ice time in a bottom-six role for Vegas, but Nosek has at least been a little more productive lately, scoring two goals and five points in his last 11 games. It would likely take an injury or two above him on the depth chart before he'd get a chance to show whether he's capable of anything more, though.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury: Back in win column
Fleury turned aside 23 of 25 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.
The veteran netminder continues to roll, and Fleury is now 10-2 over his last 12 starts with a 2.34 GAA and .919 save percentage. The Golden Knights are surging back towards the top of the Pacific Division, and Fleury's huge workload gives him tremendous fantasy value while they do so.... See More ... See Less
Golden Knights' Paul Stastny: Won't play Wednesday
Stastny (lower body) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Islanders.
Stastny was previously considered a game-time decision against the Islanders, but he'll have to wait for Friday's matchup with New Jersey for his next opportunity to return to the lineup. The veteran forward has been sidelined since Oct. 8 due to a lower-body injury, so he'll likely have some serious rust to shake off once he's finally cleared to play.... See More ... See Less