The veteran center was acquired in the offseason to anchor the Knights’ second line, but missed more than two months.
Despite their wishes, the Golden Knights are going to have to ‘flip the switch’ as they begin defense of their Western Conference championship against the San Jose Sharks.
Return of Erik Karlsson and others bolsters San Jose roster ahead of postseason matchup with rival Golden Knights.
Golden Knights winger Max Pacioretty watched the 2018 NHL playoffs on his couch after a disappointing season, but now that he’s back in the postseason, he wants to use those memories as fuel.
The trade deadline acquisition provided the Knights playmaking on the power play, solid forechecking and one of the league’s best defensive forwards from his spot on the second line.
The defenseman appeared in all but two Knights’ games after Dec. 23 because his elevated play made it difficult to take out of the lineup.
The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence.
Despite the teams’ recent struggles, NBC hockey broadcasters say Knights-Sharks first-round Stanley Cup playoff series has the makings of an instant classic.
Defenseman Nate Schmidt’s 20-game suspension turned out to be a principal factor in the Golden Knights’ slow start.
Bolstered by the return of Nate Schmidt from suspension and the addition of an unlikely goal-scoring sensation, the Golden Knights went on a 19-4-3 run from Nov. 18 to Jan. 8 to climb back into the race in the Pacific Division.