The Vegas Golden Knights took to the ice at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan Thursday morning with some welcomed reinforcements inbound. Both Shea Theodore and Will Carrier took line rushes with the team in regular white contact jerseys. Zach Whitecloud also skated with the team in a red no-contact jersey on the third pairing with Nicolas Hague. This news comes just one game after Brett Howden returned to the lineup after his 27-game injury.
All three players have been out with lower-body injuries. Carrier has been out since 1/14, Theodore since 12/9, and Whitecloud since 12/11.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy has confirmed that Carrier will play in tomorrow's game against the Rangers. Theodore will be a game-time decision.
With new players back in the mix, Cassidy shuffled up his line combinations, putting Jack Eichel with Paul Cotter and Michael Amadio, moving Chandler Stephenson back to center, and adding both Carrier, Theodore, and Whitecloud back in the rotation.
The Golden Knights are starting a back-to-back tomorrow against the Rangers, so it is likely that Logan Thompson and Adin Hill will split the two games.
Paul Cotter- Jack Eichel- Michael Amadio
Reilly Smith- William Karlsson- Jonathan Marchessault
Will Carrier- Chandler Stephenson- Phil Kessel
Brett Howden- Nicolas Roy- Keegan Kolesar
Nicolas Hague- Alex Pietrangelo
Brayden McNabb- Shea Theodore
Alec Martinez- Ben Hutton
Logan Thompson/Adin Hill
Mark Stone, Zach Whitecloud, Pavel Dorofeyev, Daniil Miromanov
Shea Weber, Nolan Patrick, Robin Lehner