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Updated: January 20, 10:06 PM

Zach Whitecloud
Injury: Back
Injured on: 1/20/22

1/20 – Whitecloud participated in warmups but was a late scratch. After the game DeBoer said he was held out because “his back seized up.”

Mark Stone
Injury: COVID
Injured on: 1/20/22

1/20 – DeBoer says Stone has entered COVID protocols

1/19 – Stone was at practice with the team, it was described as a maintenance day.

Laurent Brossoit
Injury: Upper-body
Injured on: 1/2/22

1/17 – Brossoit was not on the ice for morning skate with the team.

1/14 – Brossoit did not participate in practice with the team.

1/6 – Brossoit did not practice with the team and was listed as a scratch

1/4 – Brossoit did not take morning skate and missed the game.

1/3 – Brossoit did not practice with the team on the off-day.

1/2 – Brossoit was kneed in the head late in the game. He remained in the game.

Max Pacioretty
Injury: Left Wrist
Injured on: Unknown (Last played 12/28/21)

1/20 – Pacioretty skated before morning skate and then joined morning skate momentarily. He was described as an option for the upcoming road trip.

1/1 – “It’s long term, it’s week-to-week, but we’re not thinking of him as an option for at least a month.” -DeBoer

12/30 – The Golden Knights tweeted that Pacioretty underwent a successful wrist surgery and is out indefinitely.

12/30 – Pacioretty missed practice and was called day-to-day by Steve Spott.

12/28 – Pacioretty missed morning skate and was called a gametime decision. He played in the game.

Nic Hague
Injury: Wrist/COVID
Injured on: Unknown

1/20 – Hague entered COVID Protocols.

1/14 – Hague did not participate in practice with the team.

1/11 – Hague skated with skills coach before morning skate.

1/6 – Hague skated on his own before morning skate.

1/4 – Hague did not participate in morning skate.

1/3 – DeBoer said Hague suffered a wrist injury earlier in the season. They tried to have him play through it but now they are being patient with him to “make sure we get it right this time.”

1/2 – Hague missed his second consecutive game.

12/28 – Hague missed morning skate and was dubbed day-to-day by DeBoer.

Alec Martinez
Injury: Facial Laceration
Injured on: 11/11/21

1/20 – Martinez is expected to travel with the team on the upcoming road trip and he is likely to play at some point on the trip.

1/15 – DeBoer said Martinez is likely to be in COVID protocols for at least 10 days.

1/14 – Bill Foley said that had Martinez not tested positive for COVID that he would have played prior to the break.

1/10 – Martinez has entered COVID protocols.

1/4 – Martinez skated wearing a red “no contact” jersey.

1/1 – DeBoer termed him day-to-day and said “I’m optimistic” about Lehner, Stone, and Martinez.

12/27 – Did not skate with the team in practice.

12/21 – DeBoer said there have been positive developments on Martinez over the last week to 10 days. He said there is still not a projected date as to when he will return but they hope to get him back on the ice for practice after Christmas.

12/9 – DeBoer said Martinez is “not going backwards but it’s slow progress.”

11/29 – DeBoer hinted at Martinez having concussion related symptoms but he did not specifically say the word concussion, instead he used “head injury.”

11/24 – DeBoer says Martinez did not make the two-game road trip with the team.

11/20 – Martinez did not skate with the team in morning skate.

11/16 – DeBoer said the tests came back looking good and that Martinez shouldn’t be too far off from returning.

11/13 – Martinez watched the game from the press box. He wore a large bandage on the left side of his face.

11/13 – Martinez did not participate in morning skate but was not ruled out by Pete DeBoer when asked in the press conference.

11/11 – Martinez left the game in the 1st period after taking a skate blade to the face. After the game Pete DeBoer called it a “ugly ugly cut” and said Martinez needed upwards of 50 stitches.

Jack Eichel
Injury: Neck
Injured on: 3/7/20

1/17 – Eichel continued to participate in morning skate wearing the red no contact jersey.

1/14 – Eichel participated in practice wearing a “no contact” jersey. He was involved in every drill the team ran including a competitive 2-on-2 drill.

1/11 – Eichel joined the team in morning skate. He said he does not have a timeline on his return.

1/2 – McCrimmon says Eichel’s rehab has gone well. He is expected to be in Vegas some time in January. McCrimmon added that he is confident Eichel will be in the lineup this season.

12/3 – ESPN reports that Eichel can “do everything but contact” and that he’s expected to come to Vegas to join his teammates around Christmas time. The timeline remains 3-4 months.

12/2 – Eichel was spotted skating in North Carolina.

11/12 – The Golden Knights released a statement saying the surgery was “successful and without complications.”

11/6 – Per LVRJ, Eichel will have the ADR surgery on November 12th. He says he expects to play three months after the surgery.

11/4 – Kelly McCrimmon says Eichel will undergo artificial disc replacement surgery “soon” and is expected to be back in 3-5 months.

9/23 – Buffalo announces Eichel has failed his physical

7/30 – Eichel’s lawyer releases statement claiming the Sabres will not allow him to get the artificial disc replacement surgery

4/14 – Eichel is ruled out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season

3/7 – Eichel herniates a disc in his neck, expected to miss 7-10 days.

For injuries prior to this season, click here.

Previous Injuries (2021-22)

William Carrier
Injury: Upper-body
Injured on: 1/8/22

1/17 – Carrier returned to morning skate. He is expected to play in the game tonight.

1/14 – Carrier skated before the main team practice. He was termed as day-to-day by Pete DeBoer.

1/11 – Carrier did not skate in morning skate and did not play in the game at night.

1/8 – Carrier left the game in the 1st period and did not return.

Mark Stone
Injury: Upper-body
Injured on: 12/21/21

1/6 – Returned to action

1/4 – Stone skated in morning skate wearing a normal jersey. He stayed on the ice late into skate indicating he is unlikely to play.

1/3 – Stone skated with the team wearing a red “no contact” jersey. He was termed “doubtful” by DeBoer for the game on 1/4.

1/1 – DeBoer termed him day-to-day and said “I’m optimistic” about Lehner, Stone, and Martinez.

12/28 – Did not travel with team to Los Angeles.

12/27 – Did not skate with the team in practice. Steve Spott calls him a gametime decision for tomorrow.

12/21 – Stone returned to action but took another bump and ended up leaving in the 2nd period. DeBoer said he “tweaked” something and it wasn’t worth pushing it with him with the break coming up.

12/21 – Stone took morning skate with the team.

12/19 – Stone was ruled out for the game on Long Island with an upper-body injury. After the game DeBoer said he doesn’t think it’s a serious injury.

Robin Lehner
Injury: Lower-body
Injured on: 12/19/21

1/6 – Returned to action

1/4 – Lehner skated with the team in morning skate but is unlikely to play (or back up) in the game against Nashville.

1/1 – DeBoer termed him day-to-day and said “I’m optimistic” about Lehner, Stone, and Martinez.

12/28 – Did not travel with team to Los Angeles.

12/27 – Did not skate with the team in practice. Steve Spott calls him a gametime decision for tomorrow.

12/21 – DeBoer says Lehner tweaked his lower body in the Islanders game and said he would term Lehner as day-to-day.

 

Nolan Patrick
Injury: Upper-body
Injured on: 10/22/21

1/2 – Patrick returned to action.

12/28 – Did not travel with team to Los Angeles.

12/27 – Skated in practice on the 4th line wearing a normal jersey.

12/21 – Patrick skated with the team in morning skate wearing a regular jersey. He stayed on the ice late indicating he is not likely to play tonight.

12/14 – Patrick traveled with the team and skated in morning skate with a “no-contact” jersey

12/11 – Patrick once again skated in a “no-contact” jersey

12/8 – Patrick has continued to skate with the team in the “no-contact” jersey

12/5 – Patrick skated at morning skate wearing a red “no-contact’ jersey

11/29 – DeBoer says Patrick is taking positive steps but said he wouldn’t call him close to returning.

11/24 – DeBoer says Patrick did not make the two-game road trip with the team.

11/11 – DeBoer says Patrick is “making some progress although it’s slow.”

11/8 – Patrick skated with the skills coach before practice. DeBoer says he is trending upwards but did not offer a timetable for his return.

11/1 – McCrimmon tells David Schoen of the LVRJ that Patrick is not expected to be facing a long absence. “I do not think there is any risk to his long term future.”

10/29 – DeBoer ruled him out today. Said Patrick is “seeing some doctors and getting some stuff done today.” DeBoer added that he’s not sure if he is traveling with the team on the road trip.

10/27 – Missed both games on the 2-game road trip. Unclear if he traveled.

10/24 – Patrick was a bit of a surprise scratch before the game. DeBoer confirmed he has an upper-body injury that was sustained in the previous game. He was termed as day-to-day.

 

Shea Theodore
Injury: Illness (non-COVID)
Injured on: Unknown

12/17 – Theodore returned to action.

12/16 – Theodore missed the game against New Jersey.

12/14 – Theodore missed morning skate and was considered a gametime decision. He played against Boston.

Nic Roy
Injury: Illness (non-COVID)
Injured on: Unknown

12/16 – Roy returned to action

12/14 – Roy was a late scratch before the Bruins game. He missed morning skate but took warmups with the team right before the game.

Brett Howden
Injury: Unknown
Injured on: Unknown

12/14 – Returned to action

12/11 – DeBoer said Howden skated before practice and is expected to travel with the team on the upcoming road trip.

William Karlsson
Injury: Broken foot
Injured on: 10/30/21

12/5 – Karlsson returned to action

11/29 – Karlsson has been placed in COVID Protocols.

11/11 – DeBoer says Karlsson is a couple weeks behind where Pacioretty is with a similar injury.

11/1 – Multiple sources confirmed to SinBin.vegas that Karlsson will be out for an extended period due to a lower body injury. Jesse Granger of The Athletic later confirmed Karlsson had broken a bone in his foot and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Michael Amadio
Injury: COVID
Injured on: 11/17/21

11/29 – Amadio returned to practice.

11/17 – Amadio entered COVID protocols and is expected to miss at least 10 days.

Jonathan Marchessault
Injury: COVID
Injured on: 11/16/21

11/27 – Returned to action.

11/16 – Marchessault entered COVID protocols and is expected to miss at least 10 days.

William Carrier
Injury: Unknown/COVID
Injured on: 11/15

11/24 – Carrier returned to action.

11/15 – Carrier entered COVID protocol and is expected to at least miss 10 days.

11/13 – Carrier did not skate in morning skate but was not ruled out for tonight’s game. DeBoer said they have some players who did not skate that could be options, Carrier is likely among those players.

11/11 – Carrier did not skate in morning skate and is not expected to play. “Not COVID related but it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t have another man down.”

Max Pacioretty
Injury: Fractured left foot
Injured on: 10/14/21

11/24 – Returned to action.

11/24 – Pacioretty is considered a game-time decision tonight. It appears the plan is for him to play.

11/22 – Pacioretty traveled with the team to St. Louis but he has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Blues.

11/20 – Pacioretty skated with the team in morning skate. He took line rushes on the 2nd line with Nic Roy and Reilly Smith. It is unclear if he will play tonight.

11/11 – DeBoer says Pacioretty is out of his boot and weight bearing.

10/16 – DeBoer confirmed Pacioretty fractured his foot and termed him “week-to-week.”

10/16 – Elliotte Friedman reports Pacioretty will be out for about 6 weeks.

10/15 – Multiple sources have told SinBin.vegas that Pacioretty suffered a fairly serious injury in the 3rd period of the game in LA.

Shea Theodore
Injury: Upper-body
Injured on: 11/16/21

11/22 – Theodore returned to action

11/20 – Theodore skated with the team but wore a red “no contact” jersey in morning skate. He is unlikely to play tonight.

11/18 – DeBoer says Shea Theodore worked out today and the plan is for him to skate tomorrow. He is progressing well but there is no specific planned return date.

11/16 – Theodore slammed hard into the boards after losing an edge. He did not return to the game. DeBoer did not offer an update after the game.

Zach Whitecloud
Injury: Hand
Injured on: 10/22/21

11/18 – Whitecloud returned to action.

11/17 – Whitecloud skated in an off-day skate wearing a normal jersey.

11/16 – Whitecloud skated in an optional team skate wearing a red “no contact” jersey.

11/11 – DeBoer says Whitecloud is skating is looking better. He confirmed it was a hand surgery and that his hand is “still not fully operational.”

10/23 – DeBoer termed Whitecloud week-to-week. Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports the team feared Whitecloud broke his hand.

10/22 – Whitecloud left the game in the 2nd period after blocking a shot off the hand. He did not return and Pete DeBoer said “it wasn’t good,” when asked for an update.

Mark Stone
Injury: Back
Injured on: 10/14/21

11/13 – Stone skated with the team and took line rushes on the 2nd line. He is expected to play but is still considered a game-time decision.

11/11 – Stone skated with the team in practice again, and is “looking good” per DeBoer.

11/8 – Stone participated in practice with the team for the first time. DeBoer said he’s still a ways off from returning though.

11/4 – Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic confirmed Mark Stone’s injury is to his back.

10/29 – Stone skated after practice with the skills coach.

10/19 – Stone avoided surgery and was termed as “somewhere between day-to-day and week-to-week” by Pete DeBoer.

10/18 – DeBoer said Stone is seeing doctors today and there should be more information tomorrow.

10/16 – DeBoer called Stone day-to-day and said, “we’re still evaluating what’s going on.”

10/14 – Stone left the game in the 2nd period with what appeared to be a serious injury. He needed to be carried down the tunnel. After the game, Pete DeBoer said he could not give a status update and said they’ll know more in the coming days. He said “It was an innocent play and he just locked up.” DeBoer added, “He’s been dealing with something on and off but it hasn’t bothered him to the point where he can’t play.”

Alex Tuch
Injury: Shoulder
Injured on: Last season

11/4 – Tuch has been traded to the Buffalo Sabres

7/30 – McCrimmon confirmed that Tuch underwent offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to miss about six months.

William Carrier
Injury: Knee
Injured on: 10/27

11/2 – Returned to action

10/29 – DeBoer says Carrier skated today and is considered a game-time decision. He did not skate with the group that participated in morning skate.

10/27 – Left the game after blocking a shot. Was down for a few minutes and needed help down the tunnel.

Mattias Janmark
Injury: Upper-body
Injured on: 10/26

11/2 – Returned to action

10/29 – Deboer says he is out for the game tonight against Anaheim but is expected to travel with the team on the upcoming 4-game road trip.

10/27 – Did not play in the game at Dallas. No status update was provided.

Alec Martinez
Injury: Undisclosed
Injured on: 10/20/21

10/27 – Returned to action

10/23 – DeBoer termed Martinez day-to-day but he is unlikely to play tomorrow.

10/22 – Martinez has been ruled out for tonight’s game. He was termed as day-to-day moving forward.

10/20 – Martinez left the game in the 3rd period and was seen hobbling down the tunnel. He did not return to the game and Pete DeBoer did not have an update following the game.

Mattias Janmark
Injury: COVID Protocols
Injured on: 10/11

10/22 – Janmark is expected to play tonight. He skated in optional morning skate and DeBoer said if everything feels normal that he’ll be in the lineup.

10/19 – DeBoer ruled Janmark out for tomorrow’s game but said he should be back soon after.

10/18 – Janmark did not skate with the team on off-day skate.

10/16 – DeBoer confirmed that Janmark remains in COVID protocols.

10/15 – DeBoer said he was not sure if Janmark would be available for any upcoming practices or the next game.

10/11 – DeBoer said Janmark has been placed in COVID Protocols and is his timetable for return is unknown.

William Carrier
Injury: Facial laceration/Concussion symptoms
Injured on: 10/5/21

10/18 – Carrier returned to practice and appears on track to play Wednesday.

10/16 – DeBoer is hopefully that Carrier will be able to re-join the team for practice on Monday.

10/14 – Carrier has not skated with the team since the injury.

10/11 – DeBoer said Carrier was experiencing some head-related symptoms which has him likely ruled out for Tuesday’s game. There is no timetable on his return.

10/6 – DeBoer said the cut was millimeters from Carrier’s eye, but it thankfully missed. Does not seem to be a long-term injury.

10/5 – Carrier left the game and did not return after being cut in the face with a skate blade.

Nic Roy
Injury: Side
Injured on: 9/30

10/19 – Roy returned to practice and is expected to play tomorrow.

10/18 – Roy skated with the team but wore a red “no-contact” jersey.

10/16 – DeBoer says Roy skated before practice and the team is hopefully he can participate in practice on Monday.

10/14 – Roy has not skated with the team since the injury.

10/11 – Roy has been ruled out for the season opener.

10/6 – Roy did not skate with the team on off-day practice.

10/4 – DeBoer termed him day-to-day.

10/1 – DeBoer says they are still waiting on test results on Roy’s injury. He was crosschecked in the side on the draw.

9/30 – Roy left the preseason game in the 3rd period after being injured off a faceoff.

Brett Howden
Injury: Unknown
Injured on: 10/1

10/18 – Howden returned to practice and appears on track to play Wednesday.

10/16 – DeBoer says Howden skated before practice and the team is hopefully he can participate in practice on Monday.

10/15 -Howden has not skated with the team since the injury.

10/11 – Howden has been ruled out for the season opener.

10/6 – Howden did not skate with the team on off-day practice.

10/4 – DeBoer termed Howden day-to-day.

 

Shea Theodore
Injury: Unknown
Injured on: 9/26/21

10/11 – Theodore skated in practice and is expected to play on Tuesday.

10/9 – Dave Goucher on the pregame show before the final preseason game said the Golden Knights are optimistic that Theodore will be able to play in the season opener.

10/8 – Theodore skated on his own after practice.

10/6 – Theodore did not practice with the team on off-day skate.

10/4 – Theodore returned to practice but left early. He was described as day-to-day by DeBoer.

10/1 – Theodore skated and is expected to be able to return this week.

9/29 – Theodore did not skate with the team at practice.

9/28 – DeBoer tabbed Theodore as day-to-day.

9/26 – Theodore left the game in the 3rd period with an undisclosed injury, he did not return. No update was offered after the game.

 

Robin Lehner
Injury: Unknown
Injured on: 9/30

10/1 – DeBoer described the injury as minor.

9/30 – Left preseason game after the 2nd intermission.

Brayden McNabb
Injury: Unknown
Injured on: 9/26/21

10/1 – McNabb skated and is expected to be able to return this week.

9/29 – McNabb did not skate with the team at practice.

9/28 – DeBoer called McNabb “more sore than Theodore” but went on to say they do not believe there is any structural issue and it’s more of a charley horse.

9/26 – McNabb left the game in the 3rd period with an undisclosed injury, he did not return. No update was offered after the game.

Mark Stone
Injury: Puck to face/head
Injured on: 9/26/21

9/28 – Stone returned to practice and DeBoer said he is expected to be fine.

9/26 – Stone left the game in obvious pain after being struck by a shot. He did not return.