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Updated 12/05/18 4:34 PM
Injury: “Not Feeling Well” and/or “Tweaked Something”
Injured on: 12/3/18
12/5 – Pacioretty returned to the ice to practice on the off-day. He met with the media and said he “tweaked something.” He is expected to play tomorrow.
12/4 – Pacioretty did not skate with the team in optional morning skate. Following the team skate, Oscar Lindberg left the ice with the starters rather than sticking around to continue practicing with the players expected to be scratched. Gallant called Pacioretty a “gametime decision” and said he’d know more around 5PM. Gallant says he is hopeful Pacioretty will play tonight but would not confirm an expectation one way or the other.
12/3 – Pacioretty participated in drills prior to practice, but as full team practice began he left the ice. Following practice, Gallant said he was not feeling well so he left practice.
Injury: Lower Body (Knee)
Injured on: 11/6/18
12/3 – “He got back yesterday. I saw him this morning walking in on crutches. He’s going to be a while. I don’t know how long, I have no idea.” Gallant was then asked if he expects Haula back at some point this season and he said, “This year? Oh I wouldn’t rule that out. I know it’s not going to be for the next two months for sure but after that I don’t know. But I know he started rehab last week and everything’s going well.”
11/14 – Gallant declared Haula as “month-to-month.”
11/13 – Haula was placed on IR. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted out some further details surrounding the injury.
By the sounds of it, Erik Haula’s injury is complicated/complex and VGK won’t know full extent of his absence until second and third medical opinions, which he is in process of getting. More likely to be month-to-month than week-to-week but nothing known for sure at this moment.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 13, 2018
11/12 – Assistant Coach Mike Kelly said there is no update on Haula and that more information is expected Wednesday.
11/8 – Haula was shown with crutches on the postgame show following the Golden Knights win in Ottawa.
11/7 – Gallant said Haula will stay with the team for the rest of the road trip, but has been ruled out for each of the three games.
11/6 – Haula was hit along the boards and his skate stuck awkwardly into the ice or the boards causing his knee to buckle underneath him as he fell to the ice. A stretcher was needed to remove him from the ice and he did not return to the game. Following the game, Gallant expressed concern mentioning that it did not look good, but did not have any true injury update.
Injury: Lower Body
Injured on: 10/8/18
12/3 – “It’s good to see him on the ice today, but he’s probably still a couple weeks away.” -Gallant
Paul Stastny is once again on the ice this morning getting in some work prior to VGK practice. Update from Gallant expected after 11am practice today. (stick tap to Kat C for the pics) pic.twitter.com/V9S01XCtGG
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Week of 11/25 – Stastny has begun skating on his own at City National Arena. He skated for about 20-30 minutes every day with a trainer.
11/6 – George McPhee appeared on Sportsnet’s Hockey Central at Noon and said Stansty is “probably still a couple of months away.”
10/15 – “Going to be longer than we thought, probably up to two months. Possibly.” -Gallant
10/10 – On Wednesday morning, Gallant ruled Stastny out for not only the game that night, but also for the remainder of the road trip. He described it only as a lower body injury but added that it’s “going to be out a little longer than we thought.”
10/9 Stastny was injured during the game in Buffalo. He did not skate with the team on the off-day in D.C. and was described as “questionable” to play in the game on 10/10.
Stastny kind of got rolled up on going after a rebound on his final shift of the game. He continued through the shift but lifted his left leg in pain after the play ended. Here's the play… pic.twitter.com/j71ulM31PS
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