The Vegas Golden Knights’ injury list continues to grow. So does the team’s losing streak
Nolan Patrick is the latest to get bit by the injury bug as the center was hurt in Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Coach Peter DeBoer said Patrick is dealing with an upper-body injury and is listed as day-to-day. Patrick did not play in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders at T-Mobile Arena, Vegas’ fourth straight loss.
The Golden Knights elected not to practice Monday at City National Arena as originally scheduled so without any media availability, an update on Patrick will not be available. The next chance to get word on his status will come after the morning skate Tuesday at Ball Arena before the Knights take on the Colorado Avalanche.
As for the Islanders, they are 3-2-1 so far and riding a hot goaltender in Ilya Sorokin. He made 42 saves Sunday in shutting out the Golden Knights and he recorded back-to-back shutouts over the weekend, having blanked the Arizona Coyotes 3-0 Saturday.
Around the National Hockey Now Network:
ColoradoHockeyNow: The Avalanche did some roster juggling as Adrian Dater reports Mikhail Maltsev was sent back to the Avs’ AHL affiliate Colorado Eagles.
WashingtonHockeyNow: With Nic Dowd missing practice for the capitals with a lower-body injury, Sammi Silber reports that Lars Eller is taking Dowd’s place on the Caps’ fourth line.
SanJoseHockeyNow: Sheng Peng has news from off the ice as the Sharks traded Dylan Gambrell to Ottawa, thus ending the former 2016 second-round pick’s time in San Jose.
DetroitHockeyNow: Rookie Lucas Raymond had a day to remember as the Red Wings forward had a hat trick and an assist in the team’s 6-3 win over Chicago. He also notched his hatty against future Hall of Famer Marc-Andre Fleury which makes the accomplishment extra special.
BostonHockeyNow: The Bruins’ Perfection Line delivered to help the B’s defeat San Jose Sunday. Jimmy Murphy has the details.
FloridaHockeyNow: The Panthers are blessed with outstanding penalty killers. Everyone knows about Sasha Barkov. But as Colby Guy reports, Jonathan Huberdeau is no slouch either on the PK.
PittsburghHockeyNow: A good news-bad news day at Penguins practice Monday. Sidney Crosby was on the ice while Kris Letang was not.