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Knights Nuggets: Eichel Dealing With Injury, Theodore Out v BOS, Prospect News

News and notes regarding the Vegas Golden Knights and the statuses of Jack Eichel, Alex Pietrangelo, and Shea Theodore.

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We have plenty of news today regarding the Vegas Golden Knights, most of which are injury updates.

Let's jump right into things.

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Vegas: The Golden Knights found a way to win Friday night at home in overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Column: The Golden Knight's weak forward depth is now becoming more clear with injuries to Eichel and Brett Howden.

Stay tuned for a piece today regarding this issue and how trades have impacted the Golden Knight's forward depth.

Player Updates—

Jack Eichel: Despite playing last night, Jack Eichel is still listed as day-to-day by head coach Bruce Cassidy. He appeared to pull something in his leg against the Detroit Red Wings, which caused him to miss two games. He returned against the Flyers Friday night.

Here's what head coach Bruce Cassidy had to say regarding the status of Eichel, who did not skate in practice on Saturday.

"Jack looked like he was laboring a bit at times. I can't give you the specifics of the injuries for two reasons. A- I don't want to give you the specifics of the injury, and B- I don't know all of them… I think it is one he will have to play through a little bit, so we will see where he is at tomorrow. I might also be one that may need a little bit more time to heal. I was kind of his call tonight," said Cassidy.

Shea Theodore: During overtime against the Flyers, Shea Theodore collided with Travis Saheim in the neutral zone and was slow to get up. It appears to be a left leg injury for Theodore, as he didn't put any weight on it while being helped off the ice.

Here's what head coach Bruce Cassidy had to say regarding the status of Theodore, who also did not skate in practice on Saturday.

"I just talked to him. Obviously, he has got an ice bag on. He is feeling better than what it looked like. I can't tell you how it is going to feel tomorrow morning, but right now, that is a positive."

Cassidy ruled out Theodore for Sunday night's game against the Boston Bruins, which means the VGK will likely be without both of their top two defensemen in Theodore and Alex Pietrangelo. Ben Hutton will likely find his way back into the lineup.

Brett Howden: The Golden Knights placed Brett Howden on LTIR on Dec. 7, which means the soonest he can return is on Dec. 17 against the New York Islanders. His last game came on Nov. 23 against the Ottawa Senators, meaning he has missed eight games.

Alex Pietrangelo: He remains out indefinitely due to personal manners. He has missed the last six games. 

Philly: Sam Carchidi of Philly Hockey Now breaks down what he saw from last night's game on the Flyer's end.

Charlottetown: The Golden Knights have signed 2021 fourth-round pick Jakub Brabenec to an entry-level deal.

World Juniors: Brabenec will likely be one of a handful of Golden Knights prospects to play at the 2023 World Juniors.

YT: A reminder to check out our Youtube Channel, specifically the 60-second VGK recaps I do following every game.

Clip of the Day: Let's check in on Marc-Andre Fleury.

Bonus NHL News and Trade Rumors

Boston: Interesting stuff here regarding the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Zdeno Chara says the Vancouver Canucks were practicing lifting the Stanley Cup and how they would pass around the trophy. Kevin Bieksa claimed this never happened.

New Jersey: Jack Hughes set an NHL record last night for the longest shift in league history. 6:02 (!) at the end of the game in a New Jersey Devils loss to the New York Islanders.

Buffalo: Jeff Skinner has been suspended three games for his disgusting crosscheck to the face of Jake Guentzel.

Long Island: Can Islanders head coach Lane Lambert be accredited for the success of Mat Barzal this season?

Ottawa: What on Earth is Thomas Chabot doing? 

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