Toronto Star

Injuries are testing resolve of Golden Knights


LAS VEGAS—The Golden Knights’ long list of injuries added two big names.

Forward Max Pacioretty is week-to-week with a broken foot suffered in Thursday night’s 6-2 loss at the Kings, coach Peter DeBoer said Saturday. Pacioretty led Vegas with 24 goals last season. Forward Mark Stone is also out, day-today with a lower-body injury. He had a team-high 61 points last year.

The Golden Knights don’t play again until Wednesday against the St. Louis Blues.

“You talk to the guys in the top six, and I think sometimes you’d be surprised — I get surprised sometimes — at names when you ask them, ‘Who do you think would be a good fit with guys out?’ ” DeBoer said. “I don’t think we’re against anything. This is an opportunit­y for whoever we stick in here to take the ball and roll with it.”

Fourth-line forwards Nicolas Roy (undisclose­d), Brett Howden (undisclose­d) and William Carrier (concussion protocol) skated Saturday morning before practice. Forward Mattias Janmark remains in COVID-19 protocol with no timeline for a return.

The Golden Knights were already down a significan­t part of their offence with forward Alex Tuch recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.

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