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Daily Nuggets: Injuries Hit Golden Knights, Foley Officially Buys Soccer Team

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

It is also beginning to look a lot like last season for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Last year…



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

It is also beginning to look a lot like last season for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Last year the VGK had a strong start, then got hit with a ton of injuries. They went on to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in franchise history last season as injuries followed them into the offseason. The VGK are now without Alex Pietrangelo, Jack Eichel, Shea Theodore, Brett Howden, and Zach Whitecloud for the foreseeable future. 

Jokes about the "Vegas Silver Knights" are in full swing.

I will say while there are a ton of similarities to last season in terms of the injury narrative, this year's team feels a lot different. There was also the misleading schedule last season, with the VGK playing more games than most teams due to COVID delays. Without that this season, they still sit atop the Western Conference and Pacific Division Standings.

Tonight they start a two-game road tip in Winnipeg against the Jets at 5:00. Then Chicago, then home for the Holidays.

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas: Injuries have officially hit the Golden Knights as Jack Eichel and Zach Whitecloud have been placed on IR. Here's the scoop on how each player was injured and the soonest they can come back for the VGK.

Henderson: The Golden Knights have recalled Brayden Pachal, Kaedan Korczak, and Jonas Rondbjerg from the Henderson Silver Knights with their recent injuries. We project Rondbjerg to go in the lineup for Michael Amadio and Korczak to fill in the defense.

Bournemouth: Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has officially purchased the soccer team AFC Bournemouth.

Dollar Loan Center: A reminder that the women's hockey rivalry series between Team Canada and Team USA is coming to the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson on Thursday. You can get your tickets here!

Clip of the Day: Evgeni Malkin calls game for the Penguins with 35 second left.


NHL News, Trade Rumors, and National Hockey Now

NHL: Commissioner Gary Bettman says that the NHL's salary cap will likely go up by $1 million next season.

Arizona: A fan apparently lost part of their finger in a Boston Bruins/Arizona Coyotes fan scrap at Mullett Arena.

Seattle: The Seattle Kraken have claimed former first-round pick Eeli Tolvanen off waivers from the Nashville Predators.

Vancouver: It looks like the Vancouver Canucks are officially shopping Bo Horvat. Could the New York Islanders be a destination?

Washington: The Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin seem to be on the same page as Ovi chases Wayne Gretzky's goal record.

Montreal: Three pleasant surprises for the Montreal Canadiens so far this season.

Florida: As the Florida Panthers continue to struggle, captain Sahsa Barkov says there are "no excuses" for their slump.