The Golden Knights signed Zach Whitecloud to a two-year extension worth $1.45 million ($725K AAV).
After picking up seven points (2G / 5A) in 35 AHL games, Whitecloud became a fixture on the Golden Knights' third pair before the NHL suspended the season. The 23-year-old defenseman has picked up just one assist in 16 NHL games while adding 10 hits and 16 blocked shots.
Stephenson (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Stephenson was scratched Monday in Edmonton and was re-evaluated upon their return to Vegas and will be a game-time decision Thursday in Minnesota.
Stone (lower-body) is expected to return before the end of the regular season.
Golden Knights Pete DeBoer says that Stone remains week-to-week but that he anticipates Stone to be back for some regular-season games. Nicolas Roy is expected to remain in the top-6 moving forward.
Tuch (lower-body) will not travel to Minnesota.
Tuch was nearing a return to the Golden Knights lineup before suffering a setback at the start of the week. Not travelling suggests that Tuch will miss at least two more games but could be back for next Tuesday's home game vs. the Stars.
Lehner will start Thursday in Minnesota.
Merrill will draw back into the Golden Knights lineup on Monday.
Stephenson will be scratched Monday in Edmonton.
Tuch (lower-body) suffered a setback and has return to Vegas.
Tuch was nearing a return to the Golden Knights lineup but will miss additional games after suffering a setback. With Tuch still sidelined, Nicolas Roy will stay in a prominent role.
Fleury will start in Edmonton on Monday.
Fleury allowed four goals on 24 shots in the Golden Knights loss in Winnipeg on Friday. Fleury has struggled in his last two games, allowing a combined eight goals on just 41 shots (.805 SV%). His last win came against the Oilers, who he'll face again tonight in Edmonton--He's 1-1-0 while stopping 56 of the 60 shots (.920 SV%) that he's faced in his two starts vs. Connor McDavid and Co. this season.
Lehner will start Sunday in Calgary.
Fleury will start Friday in Winnipeg.
Source: Ben Gotz 03/5/20, 6:57 pm EST
Lehner will start Tuesday vs. the Devils.
Lehner allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Golden Knights win over the Sabres last Friday. It was an extremely strong debut for Lehner, who will make his second start tonight vs. the Devils. New Jersey has played well recently, winning four of their last six (4-0-2) but they've scored just 2.50 goals per game in that span.
Quinney has been reassigned to Chicago (AHL).
Pirri was recalled from Chicago (AHL) and will draw into the Golden Knights lineup on Sunday.
Stone is week-to-week with a lower-body injury; expected to be back by the end of the regular season.
Source: Ben Gotz 03/1/20, 6:09 pm EST
Fleury will start Sunday vs. the Kings.
Lehner will make his Golden Knights debut Friday vs. the Sabres.
Lehner was a surprising acquisition of the Golden Knights on Monday and will make his first start with his new team on Friday. Prior to being traded, Lehner went 16-10-5 with a 3.05 GAA and .918 SV% but goes from one of the worst defensive teams to one of the best. His debut will come against his former team, who he is 2-1-0 with a 1.69 GAA and .947 SV% against since leaving in 2019.
Source: Ben Gotz 02/28/20, 2:32 pm EST
Stone (lower-body) will not play Friday vs. the Sabres.
Source: Ben Gotz 02/28/20, 2:13 pm EST
Quinney was recalled from Chicago (AHL) and will be in the Golden Knights lineup on Friday.
The Golden Knights have signed William Carrier to a four-year extension worth $5.6 million ($1.4M AAV).
Carrier has 18 points (7G / 11A) in 65 games this season and ranks sixth in the NHL with 199 hits. Carrier was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer but is now signed through the 2024 season.