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Updated: 12/5/19 10:08 AM
Injury: Upper body
Injured on: 11/29/19
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.
Previous Injuries (2019-20)
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.