Mark Stone’s injury situation remains shrouded in secrecy as the Vegas Golden Knights captain is expected to see a doctor Saturday and have whatever is ailing him checked out.
The Knights were off Friday after Stone was injured on a non-contact play in the second period and did not return in Vegas’ 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. They return to practice Saturday morning at City National Arena.
Coach Peter DeBoer said Friday he hoped to have some news this weekend as to Stone’s status. The Golden Knights resume their season Wednesday when they host the St. Louis Blues at T-Mobile Arena.
Around the National Hockey Now Network:
BostonHockeyNow: Defenseman Charlie McAvoy signed the most lucrative contract in Boston Bruins history, eight years with an AAV of $9.5 million. Joe Haggerty says with the big bank comes lofty expectations.
DetroitHockeyNow: Dylan Larkin received a one-game suspension from the NHL and Bob Duff said the action taking by the league against the Red Wings captain was justified.
ColoradoHockeyNow: Good news and bad news for the Avalanche on the COVID-19 protocol front. Adrian Dater says coach Jared Bednar will be back behind the bench Saturday when the Avs play St. Louis. The bad news is Bednar won’t have Nathan MacKinnon as the superstar remains in COVID-19 protocol.
WashingtonHockeyNow: Capitals rookie Hendrix Lapierre has taken D.C. by storm and Sammi Silber reports that the Caps’ youth movement is already paying off.
PittsburghHockeyNow: Penguins forward Jeff Carter apparently has a deal for fruit snacks our Dan Kingerski reports.
CalgaryHockeyNow: The Battle of Alberta resumes tonight as the Flames face the Edmonton Oilers. Steve Macfarlane says the return of fans should amp things up.
VancouverHockeyNow: The Canucks rallied to beat the Flyers Friday and Rob Simpson says they can thank goaltender Thatcher Demko.
SanJoseHockeyNow: Brenden Dillon still has fond memories of his time with the San Jose Sharks. Dillon currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets.