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Vegas Golden Knights make a roster move creating 9.5 million dollars in cap space, setting them up for a blockbuster trade

Published February 21, 2023 at 9:04
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The Vegas Golden Knights have placed forward Mark Stone on long-term injured reserve due to a back injury, which is expected to sideline him for several months. This comes as a significant blow to the team, as Stone has been an integral part of their success since joining the organization in 2019.


Stone has been one of the most consistent performers for the Golden Knights, with 21 points in 25 games this season. He is known for his tenacious play on both ends of the ice and has been a key leader in the locker room. His absence will continue to be felt both on the ice and in the team's overall morale.

The Golden Knights have needed to adjust quickly to life without Stone, as they continue their push towards the playoffs. The team has a number of talented forwards who can step up in his absence, such as Jack Eichel and William Karlsson. However, losing a player of Stone's caliber will undoubtedly have an impact on the team's overall performance.


The move leaves the Golden Knights poised to make a serious player at this year's trade deadline. Giving them the cap space to either add to their roster, or eat salary in return for assets as a trade broker. This is a freedom they didn't have previously.
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Vegas Golden Knights make a roster move creating 9.5 million dollars in cap space, setting them up for a blockbuster trade

What approach will the Golden Knights take at the deadline?

They'll be buyers1441.2 %
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