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Previous Injuries (2019-20)
Injured on: 9/10/20
9/12 – Missed Game 4.
9/10 – Nosek left Game 3 in the 2nd period with an apparent injury following a hit. He did not return.
Injury: Right knee
Injured on: 1/4/20 & 2/20/20
Out for Playoffs
6/15 – Glass was declared out for the playoffs. He is expected to be ready to return for the start of the 2020-21 season.
Injured on: Unknown
8/18 – Missed Game 5.
8/16 – Missed Game 4. Status unknown for Game 5.
8/15 – Nosek was deemed “unfit to play” and missed Game 3.
8/14 – DeBoer did not issue any update on Nosek’s status at his off-day press conference
8/13 – Nosek left Game 2 in the 2nd period and did not return. No update was given on his status after the game.
Injured on: Unknown
8/18 – Returned for Game 5.
8/16 – Missed Game 4. Status unknown for Game 5.
8/15 – Stastny was deemed “unfit to play” and missed Game 3. His ailment was described as minor after the game and DeBoer said he might be an option to play in Game 4.
Injured on: Unknown
8/14 – Pacioretty played a full game in Game 3.
8/13 – Pacioretty was deemed “unfit to play” moments before Game 2. No update was offered after the game.
8/11 – Pacioretty played the full game in Game 1.
8/10 – McCrimmon confirmed Pacioretty has been with the team since the beginning of the week and skated in three practices. He is not expected to have any limitations in Game 1.
8/9 – Pacioretty is in the bubble and is expected to play in Game 1.
8/8 – There has not been an update on Pacioretty for a few days.
8/4 – “He’s getting a lot closer and I’m sure you’ll get an appearance soon.” -DeBoer on Pacioretty
8/2 – DeBoer declared Max out for tomorrow’s game but says he is “on the horizon” of a return.
8/1 – Pacioretty has not joined the team in the bubble yet. He is “progressing well” and should “be joining us soon,” says DeBoer.
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7/26 – Pacioretty did not join the team on the flight to Edmonton.
7/22 – DeBoer says Pacioretty is dealing with a “minor issue” and is expected to return to the ice before the team departs for Edmonton on 7/26.
7/20 – Pacioretty missed practice. Was declared “unable to participate” by DeBoer, who clarified that it is not COVID-19 related.
Injured on: 2/26/20
3/1 – DeBoer called Stone week-to-week but said he did not require surgery and should not be out for the remainder of the regular season.
2/28 – DeBoer declared Stone out for the game and said he’s being evaluated. “There’s always fear when you’re being evaluated. We don’t know, so we’ll see, see what happens.”
2/27 – Stone missed practice and was described as out with a maintenance day.
2/26 – Stone pulled up awkwardly at the end of the 2nd period and headed to the locker room before his teammates. He returned and played six shifts in the 3rd before being knocked down in his final shift.
This is Stone's final shift of the game. He is taken down and falls pretty hard. He gets up and skates to the bench. He remained on the bench for the final minute of the game and joined his teammates on the ice for the post-game celebration. https://t.co/gQrVUji4Gb pic.twitter.com/e5PLOoYFJZ
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) February 28, 2020
Injury: Lower body
Injured on: ???
3/11 – The Golden Knights announced via Twitter that Pacioretty is week-to-week with a lower body injury. SinBin.vegas sources have indicated that the injury has an expected timetable of 4-6 weeks.
Injury: Left leg
Injured on: 2/13/20
3/11 – Tuch did not travel with the team to Minnesota.
3/9 – DeBoer said Tuch suffered a “minor setback” and was sent back to Vegas.
3/4 – Tuch skated with the team in practice in a non-contact jersey. DeBoer said he is expected to join the team “somewhere on the road trip.”
2/19 – McCrimmon confirmed that Tuch has been placed on LTIR. He re-confirmed the “week-to-week” status but scoffed at any hint that Tuch could miss the remainder of the regular season. By rule, LTIR rules a player out for 10 games and 24 days which means the earliest he could return is March 9th at Edmonton.
2/15 – DeBoer confirmed Tuch’s status as week-to-week with a lower body injury saying he’ll be “out for a little bit.” But, he also said it’s not as bad as it could have been.
2/13 – Tuch left the game late in the 3rd period with an apparent leg injury. DeBoer did not offer any update following the game.
"Looks like that leg gets pulled back up behind him as he bounced off the boards. Hoping for just a bruise to his knee or kneecap and not something deeper inside the knee. He got bent up pretty far and it’s worrisome that he didn’t even try to push down on it." –@vegassportsdoc https://t.co/k83u3LALEx
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) February 14, 2020
Injury: Right knee
Injured on: 1/4/20 & 2/20/20
Out for Season
3/7 – DeBoer says Glass underwent surgery on his right knee and is out for the rest of the season. He is expected to be available for training camp in September.
2/20 – Glass was re-injured in the 1st period of the Wolves game.
2/13 – Returned to action in the AHL
2/11 – Glass is expected to play for the Wolves this weekend.
2/8 – Glass was re-assigned to the AHL.
2/5 – DeBoer says Glass will not be joining the team on the trip, says he’s progressing well but Karlsson is further along.
2/3 – Glass did not practice with the team on their off-day practice in Tampa. It is unclear if he has joined the team on the trip.
1/30 – Glass is not on the trip with the Golden Knights but could join at some point during it. DeBoer described he and Karlsson as “more game-to-game than week-to-week” and progressing.”
1/20 – DeBoer says Glass is on the trip with the Golden Knights but will not play until after the break at the earliest.
1/6 – Gallant says Glass is out week-to-week with a lower body. He expressed no concern that the injury could be season ending.
1/5 – https://twitter.com/JesseGranger_/status/1213920831224418305
1/4 – Glass was injured in the 3rd period of the game against St. Louis. He went down very awkwardly and appeared to injure his knee. Glass laid on the ice for an extended period of time and was assisted off by multiple Golden Knights. He did not return and no update was offered after the game.
"Wish that didn’t look as bad as it does. His skate catches as he’s turning left and makes his knee buckle. Definitely won’t see him back tonight and I imagine he’s getting an MRI immediately. That’s a recipe for disaster for his ACL." –@vegassportsdoc on Glass injury pic.twitter.com/ybzKSVlvID
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) January 4, 2020
Injured on: 2/28/20
3/1 – Did not miss a game
2/28 – Nosek was hit into the boards in the 1st period against Buffalo. He did not return and no update was given following the game.
Here's the hit which sent Nosek out for the game. He did not return after playing just 3:20 in the 1st period. (The official score sheet lists him with a single shift in each the 2nd and 3rd periods, but they did not actually occur)
No update was given following the game. pic.twitter.com/IyIhP1E6bF
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Injured on: 2/22/20
2/26 – Returned to practice and will play tonight.
2/23 – Roy was ruled out for the game in Anaheim. “Good news, it’s not long term. It could have been worse than it was.”
2/22 – Roy left the game after taking a hit from Noel Acciari that sent him crashing into the boards. He did not return to the game.
Injury: Broken finger
Injured on: 2/14/20
2/11 – Returned to action.
2/9 – DeBoer confirmed that Karlsson broke his finger. Karlsson said it happened on the final shift of the Buffalo game and that it was a new injury, not a lingering one. He practiced again with the team and is expected to play on Tuesday in Minnesota.
2/8 – “He’s getting close. I think he’s taking some contact today. He has another x-ray tomorrow and then we’ll see. If that goes well then hes probably real close. Depends what the x-ray says.” -DeBoer
2/5 – DeBoer says Karlsson will not be joining the team on the trip but should be very close when the team gets back.
2/3 – Karlsson did not practice with the team on their off-day practice in Tampa. It is unclear if he has joined the team on the trip.
1/30 – Karlsson is not on the trip with the Golden Knights but could join at some point during it. DeBoer described he and Glass as “more game-to-game than week-to-week” and progressing.”
1/17 – DeBoer said Karlsson will miss the remainder of the road trip but that he should be close to returning following the break.
1/16 – Prior to the game against the Senators Karlsson was ruled out with an upper body injury. He was declared as week-to-week. No futher detail was given.
Injured on: 12/31/19
1/11 – Marchessault attended morning skate and remained on the ice with Subban and Hague (who were not scheduled to play) after everyone else left. Gallant mentioned that he hopes Marchessault can play the next game in the postgame press conference.
1/9 – Gallant says Marchessault remains day-to-day
1/7 – Marchessault missed his third straight game with a groin injury. A source has told SinBin.vegas that it is a minor issue but the team is being very patient because these types of injuries often linger if they are not fully corrected.
1/6 – “Had a good full practice so that’s a good sign. It’s day-to-day still.” -Gallant
1/4 – Missed the game.
1/3 – Marchessault participated in a portion of the practice but left before it was over.
1/2 – Marchessault was one of the first players on the ice for morning skate but left well before line rushes. He was ruled out at around noon and the Golden Knights had to use Jon Merrill to fill in as a forward. Marchessault was described as having lower body injury and is day-to-day. He is not expected to miss much more time if any.
1/1 – Marchessault did not participate in practice.
12/31 – Marchessault missed a shift at the beginning of the 2nd period but returned to finish the game.
Injury: Upper body
Injured on: 11/29/19
1/6 – “A lot closer. It was a good for him and he’s real close.” -Gallant
Eakin participated in practice with the 4th line.
1/2 – Eakin skated in a baby blue no-contact jersey during morning skate. He remained on the ice well after everyone else left to work with a skills coach.
1/1 – Eakin skates after practice again on his own. Gallant was asked about having “too many good forwards”…
We’re 2 weeks away from that. (Knocks on the podium) I shouldn’t say 2 weeks away from Cody playing but I’m saying we’re a little ways away so I don’t want to say it’s a problem because who knows what’s going to happen in the next 4 or 5 games here with our players, but we can’t wait to get him back and hopefully we’ll be real healthy then. -Gallant
12/30 – Eakin skated on his own after practice today for the first time since the injury. Gallant did not offer an update on his timeline.
12/19 – The Creator says Eakin “has a pretty nasty injury” and he’ll “be out for a while. (Source: Vegas Hockey Hotline)
12/19 – Eakin traveled with the team on Dad’s Trip, but will not play. Gallant said he’s getting closer though.
Based on the rhetoric from the team we do not believe Cody Eakin's injury is a concussion. So we had @vegassportsdoc take another look and he says it's likely 1 of 3 things.
(Length of time in weeks based on average severity)
Rib fracture: 3-5
AC separation: 4-5
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) December 17, 2019
12/15 – Gallant said Eakin remains week-to-week and that he won’t play in the next couple of games for sure.
12/12 – Eakin did come with the team for the 2 day road trip to St. Louis and Dallas.
12/9 – Gallant said Eakin is still week-to-week and not ready to get back on the ice yet.
12/3 – “It’s certainly more significant than something that is minor or day-to-day. That’s the timeframe we’re working off of. When you get further into it you can start to predict what the length will be.” -Kelly McCrimmon
12/1 – Eakin was declared to be “week-to-week” by Gerard Gallant.
Helmet should have protected him from breaking something, but that looks like a perfect recipe for a concussion to me. Likely gonna be a couple weeks before he’s back. –@vegassportsdoc on Cody Eakin's injury pic.twitter.com/32gqe0fylH
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) December 1, 2019
11/30 – Nic Roy was recalled on “emergency basis” likely indicating that Eakin will miss some time.
11/29 – Eakin was hit hard, illegally, into the boards in the 3rd period of the game against Arizona. He did not return to the game and no further information was given after.
Injury: Upper body (Likely concussion)
Injured on: 12/8/19
12/22 – Glass participated in morning skate. Likely to be available for the game on 12/27.
12/21 – Glass skated with the team in off-day practice but has been ruled out for each of the next two games.
12/19 – The Creator says Glass is “doing well and should be back soon.” He went on to describe his injury as “more day-to-day than week-to-week.” (Source: Vegas Hockey Hotline)
12/15 – Gallant did not offer much of an update just said he continues to be day-to-day.
12/12 – Glass did come with the team for the 2 day road trip to St. Louis and Dallas.
12/9 – Gallant said Glass had yet to come in so he didn’t have any further update on him.
12/8 – Glass was hit with a spinning elbow in the 2nd period of the game against the Rangers. He was down on the ice for an extended period of time before being helped off and brought immediately to the locker room. He did not return and Gallant did not have much of an update postgame.
Injury: Sick (Flu)
Injured on: 12/12/19
12/17 – Hague appears to be fully healthy but will remain out of the lineup on coach’s decision.
12/15 – Hague participated in morning skate but Gallant said he was not quite 100% yet. He did not play in the game at night.
12/13 – Gallant declared Hague will miss his second game in a row with an illness.
12/12 – Hague missed the game and was described as “under the weather” and “out with the flu” by announcers on ATTSN.
Injured on: 11/13/19
11/14 – Gallant said he doesn’t think Eakin should miss any time.
11/13 – Eakin left the game early in the 3rd period and did not return.
Injury: Upper body
Injured on: 11/2/19
11/13 – Gerard Gallant confirmed Alex Tuch will be in the Golden Knights lineup tonight.
11/12 – Tuch returned to practice for the first time since the injury. He participated in full on the 3rd line.
On the assumption that a player is held out for a concussion, all symptoms must be completely resolved before returning. This requires repeating preseason testing and exams by the team physicians. Only then is it safe to return. The reasons for this are that a repeat concussion within two years is almost 20% more likely even with appropriate recovery. And worse yet, if a player returns too early before symptoms resolve or hides a concussion from the team, the risk of permanent damage or death if he suffers a repeat concussion is inexcusably high! Bottom line, don’t mess with concussions! -Dr. Caleb Pinegar, Crovetti Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (SinBin.vegas’ injury expert)
11/10 – Tuch did not join the team on the full four game road trip.
"Tuch had a little setback so he shouldn't be too long." -Gerard Gallant
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) November 7, 2019
11/4 – Tuch did not travel with the Golden Knights to start the road trip in Columbus. Gallant says it is possible he joins the team later in the trip.
11/2 – Alex Tuch took a nasty hit into the boards in the 2nd period against Winnipeg. He immediately left the ice, headed straight to the locker room, and did not return. No postgame true update was offered.
Injured on: 11/1/19
11/2 – Fleury missed the game with the flu but is not expected to be out very long.
11/1 – Fleury missed practice and Garret Sparks was recalled on emergency recall.
Injury: Lower Body
Injured on: 10/10/19
10/28 – Returned to practice for the first time on Monday. Appears ready to resume duty as backup.
10/24 – “He hasn’t skated yet. He’s doing ok, he’s doing much better but until he gets on the ice, you know.” -Gallant
10/21 – A source indicated that Subban traveled to Los Angeles during the team’s road trip to see a specialist. We are still unaware of the severity of the injury at this time and Subban has NOT been placed on IR.
10/16 – Still considered day-to-day by Gallant.
10/11 – Gallant says Subban is day-to day with a lower body injury, but said he doesn’t expect him out too long. Vegas will recall a backup goalie to take his place.
10/10 – Subban left the game after the 1st period and did not return. No update was given following the contest.
Injured on: 10/2/19
10/28 – Returned to practice for the first time and participated in full. Appears likely he will be in the lineup for the Thursday game vs Montreal. Schmidt has been removed from IR.
10/24 – Gallant says he’s hoping Schmidt returns to practice soon. Says he doesn’t think it will be that long and that Schmidt is starting to skate on his own.
“I’d love to have him in my lineup, trust me, and he’s going to be there soon.” -Gallant
10/16 – Gallant says Schmidt should be back on the ice for practice soon but is still about a week or two away from returning to game action.
10/4 – Schmidt was officially placed on IR.
10/3 – Gallant called Schmidt “week to week with a lower body injury.” He did go on to allude to the fact that he shouldn’t be out more than 20 games. “I hope he’s not out 20 games.”
10/2 – Schmidt left the game and did not return after sustaining a knee-to-knee collision with Logan Couture. No immediate update was given on his status.
Time for the first injury update from our new injury expert @vegassportsdoc
"'Valgus knee injury' can cause MCL, meniscus, and even an ACL if the entire 'triad' is involved. Let’s hope just a bone contusion and a low grade sprain. Best case is a week or two." -Dr Caleb Pinegar
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) October 3, 2019
10/28 – Practiced with the team for the first time wearing a blue third line jersey. He skated with Pirri, Eakin, and Glass. Gallant said he “hopes” Tuch will be able to go on Thursday. That appears likely.
10/24 – Gallant says Tuch is starting to skate on his own. His jersey was hanging in his locker following practice today for the first time since the injury. This usually indicates that the player will be skating on that day.
10/16 – Gallant says Tuch is doing well and is expected back in a couple weeks.
10/6 – Sources have indicated to SinBin.vegas that the injury Tuch sustained was to his hand and/or wrist.
10/2 – Tuch was placed on LTIR which rules him out for at least 24 days and 10 games. Thus, he is first eligible to return on October 22nd.
10/1 – Tuch was placed on IR as part of the release of the opening day roster.
9/28 – Gallant said Tuch is week-to-week and will miss the opening of the season.
9/27 – Tuch went crashing hard into the boards after drawing a penalty in the 2nd period of the preseason game against the Kings. He immediately left the game and did not return. No real update was given on him following the game.
Injury: Lower Body
Injured on: 10/27/19
10/28 – Did not practice with the team on day-after-game practice.
10/27 – Left the game in the 3rd period. Was described as a “tweak” and “minor.” Engelland is not expected to miss any time.
10/27 – Back to full health.
10/22 – Whitecloud was assigned to the AHL.
10/16 – Gallant gave a minimal update on Whitecloud saying he’s probably a few weeks away from returning.
10/1 – Whitecloud was placed on season-opening IR. He is expected to be sent to Chicago when healthy.
9/26 – Whitecloud was described as week-to-week.
9/25 – Whitecloud left the game in the 2nd period and did not return.
10/11 – Expected to play tomorrow vs CGY.
10/9 – Eakin returned to the ice for the first time in a “no-contact” jersey. He is not expected to play Thursday but could Saturday.
10/6 – Gallant says Eakin will miss Tuesday’s game but it is possible he returns to the team on Thursday or Saturday.
10/2 – Eakin was placed on IR which ruled him out for the opening night game and likely at least Friday’s game as well.
10/1 – Eakin did not skate in the final practice before the regular season. He is expected to miss the opener. He was not placed on IR.
9/28 – Gallant says Eakin is day-to-day but a decision has not been made on him regarding opening night.
9/27 – Eakin left the game midway through the 3rd period after a shift in which he delivered two hits. He did not return to the game and no update was given following.