Vegas Golden Knights Player News: All Positions

News: Holden scored a power-play goal on four shots while adding four blocks and two hits in a 3-2 shootout win over Ottawa on Thursday.
Impact: The defensive-minded Holden picked up his first goal of the year in the first period, and it was his first power-play tally since 2016-17 when he was with the Rangers. Holden had three goals and 15 points last season in his first year in Vegas, so goals will likely be few and far between.
News: Smith scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Ottawa.
Impact: Smith opened the scoring four minutes into the game with a nifty backhand goal down low. It was his team-leading sixth tally of the season and extended Smith's goal-scoring streak to three games. He's hit the scoresheet in six of his eight games this season.
News: Fleury stopped 37 of 39 shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Senators.
Impact: The 34-year-old was particularly sharp while his team was shorthanded, stopping all eight shots he faced while the Senators were on the power play. Fleury has allowed exactly two goals in four of his last five starts, and is 5-2-0 on the season with a 2.56 GAA and .922 save percentage. He'll look to keep rolling against his former team Saturday in Pittsburgh.
News: Holden is averaging 2.3 hits per game on the young season.
Impact: The sample size is small (only seven games), but Holden is flashing some added grit in the early stages of the 2019-20 campaign. While he's added eight blocked shots for a nice defensive profile, the Canadian blueliner isn't going to be on most fantasy rosters due to his limited offensive utility.
News: Fleury will guard the goal during Thursday's home game against the Senators, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Impact: Fleury was a little shaky in his last start, surrendering five goals on 39 shots en route to a 5-2 loss to the Predators on Tuesday. The veteran backstop will look to bounce back in a favorable home matchup with an Ottawa team that's gone 1-4-0 to start the season.
News: Zykov has been suspended 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Zykov's suspension won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only notched seven points in 35 games over the past two campaigns, but it will definitely test the Golden Knights' depth up front, as he's been a fixture in the team's bottom six thus far this season. The 24-year-old Russian will be eligible to rejoin the lineup Nov. 29 against Arizona.
News: Korczak picked up a pair of assists in WHL Kelowna's 3-2 overtime victory over Swift Current on Wednesday.
Impact: Korczak is known for his tough, steady defensive style of play, but the 2019 41st overall selection has now racked up seven points in his first 10 contests this season. Any offense Korczak provides for the Golden Knights moving forward is a bonus. He has the look of a third-pairing NHL regular.
News: Krebs (Achilles) has begun a skating program, Scott Cruickshank of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The 2019 first-rounder (17th overall) is recovering from surgery in June. Krebs is currently living in Las Vegas and rooming with future teammate Mark Stone while rehabbing on a daily basis under the watchful eyes of the Golden Knights training and medical staff. Krebs' goal is to be ready for the World Junior Championship in late December, although it remains to be seen how realistic that is. He will return to his WHL club in Winnipeg (formerly Kootenay) when he is cleared to play.
News: Tuch (undisclosed) will start skating soon and is "a week or two away" from playing, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The Golden Knights haven't been short on offense in Tuch's absence, but it's excellent news that he'll be back soon to bolster their top nine. The 23-year-old winger was hurt in the preseason and placed on long-term injured reserve to start the year, and he's officially eligible to return Oct. 22. This timeline isn't as aggressive, but Tuch's on track to get back by the end of October.
News: Schmidt (lower body) is expected to start skating soon and is considered "a week or two away," Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Schmidt was injured on Opening Night and has been on injured reserve ever since. He's expected to be back in the lineup by the end of October, and he'll immediately fill in as a top-four defenseman with power-play upside -- he posted 19 points on the man advantage over the last two seasons.
News: Karlsson produced a helper and won 11 of 19 faceoffs in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.
Impact: The Swedish center has dished seven assists in as many games to open the campaign. He's added 17 shots and a plus-4 rating while anchoring the top line for Vegas.
News: Marchessault produced an assist, three shots on goal and four hits in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.
Impact: Marchessault is up to four points, 23 shots and 11 hits through seven games this year. The 28-year-old forward is looking to build on his 59-point effort from 2018-19.
News: Stastny posted a power-play assist and two hits but went minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.
Impact: It's no four-point outing, but it's not bad from the veteran center. Stastny now has all six of his points for the year in his last three games, with four of them coming on the power play. He's also won 55 percent (65-for-118) of his faceoffs this season, making him a productive asset for owners in leagues counting performance at the dot.
News: Glass registered an assist and five shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.
Impact: Glass has had a positive start to his NHL Career with five points and 14 shots over seven games. The 20-year-old isn't known for playing a physical game -- his contributions in fantasy will be almost exclusively on the scoresheet.
News: Smith scored a goal and added three shots and a trio of hits in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.
Impact: Smith found twine to give the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead late in the first period, but the Predators scored four unanswered goals after that. The 28-year-old has six points and 21 shots in seven games this season.
News: Stone scored a goal on four shots and received a fighting major in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.
Impact: Stone scored in the first period to retie the game at one goal each, and then dropped the gloves with Roman Josi later in the frame. The 27-year-old winger is up to five goals and 10 points in seven games, but the fight is uncharacteristic. Stone's career high in PIM came in 2015-16 with the Senators when he produced 38.
News: Fleury allowed five goals on 39 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.
Impact: In a battle between Western Conference titans, Fleury's Golden Knights were unable to keep up. It's only the second time Fleury has allowed three or more goals in seven starts this season. The 34-year-old would have an easier assignment if he patrols the crease Thursday versus the Senators.
News: Fleury is slated to start in goal in Tuesday's home game against the Predators, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Impact: Fleury has been exceptional of late, picking up back-to-back wins over the Flames and Kings while posting a 2.00 GAA and .947 save percentage. The veteran netminder will look to stay sharp while attempting to secure his fifth victory of the season in a tough home matchup with a Nashville team that's averaging 4.60 goals per game this campaign, first in the NHL.
News: Per Jesse Granger of The Athletic, Subban (lower body) wasn't on the ice for morning skate, indicating he won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Nashville.
Impact: Subban will miss a third straight contest Tuesday and remains without a timetable for his return to the lineup. Oscar Dansk will continue to fill in as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup until Subban is deemed fit to play.
News: Hague posted a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: Hague had the secondary helper on Paul Stastny's second tally in the game. The rookie defenseman has two helpers and 14 PIM in five games to start his NHL career.
News: Marchessault provided a power-play assist and three shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: Marchessault set up Paul Stastny's second tally of the game to make it a 4-1 lead for the Golden Knights at the time. The 28-year-old winger has three points and 20 shots through six games. He's too talented to keep shooting five percent all year -- expect a goal binge to come at some point.
News: Karlsson notched an assist and two hits in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: That's six assists in as many games for the Swedish center. Karlsson also went 9-for-17 at the faceoff dot, which makes it seem like an undisclosed issue that was preventing him from taking draws has been resolved. He hasn't found twine with any of his 16 shots this season, but it's only a matter of time before Karlsson gets a goal.
News: Theodore recorded two power-play assists and four shots on goal in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: Theodore wasted no time in getting back on the scoresheet after failing to record a point Saturday versus the Flames. The defenseman is up to five points in six games while serving on the top pairing and the first power-play unit. He may slow down a bit as the season progresses, but he'll still be a productive player in fantasy.
News: Smith scored a goal on four shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: Smith potted his fourth goal of the season at 5:42 of the first period. The winger is up to five points and 18 shots in six games this year. Two of his points have come shorthanded.
News: Stone scored a goal on five shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: After Dustin Brown made it 4-2 in the third period, Stone needed only 17 seconds to restore the three-goal advantage for Vegas. Stone has four goals and nine points through six games in a spectacular opening stretch of the year. He's added 17 shots on goal as well.
News: Pacioretty scored a power-play goal and added two helpers (one on the man advantage) in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: Vegas' second line of Pacioretty, Paul Stastny and Mark Stone combined for four goals, eight points and 11 shots on goal in a massive performance. Pacioretty is up to two tallies and six helpers in six games this year. After a couple of seasons under the 60-point threshold, the Connecticut native is showing he might have what it takes to get back to that level.
News: Stastny scored a pair of power-play goals and added two assists in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: One of the helpers also came on the man advantage. Stastny factored into all but the opening goal for Vegas, a dominant performance from the second-line center who now has five points in six games. He added three shots and three hits for a well-rounded effort.
News: Fleury turned aside 36 of 38 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Impact: If Fleury was tired from playing in back-to-back games, it didn't show, as he turned in another strong performance. The wins keep piling up for the 34-year-old, who has a 4-1-0 record in six appearances this season. Fleury should see virtually all of the starts while Malcolm Subban is out with a lower-body injury, so expect to see Flower tending the twine at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday versus the Predators.
News: Subban (lower body) will not suit up for Sunday's contest in Los Angeles, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Head coach Gerard Gallant didn't have an update for Subban, so he should still be considered day-to-day. While he's shelved, Marc-Andre Fleury will man the crease for the second straight night while Oscar Dansk serves as the backup.
News: Fleury will draw the start in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Fleury turned away 33 of 35 shots in Saturday's win over the Flames, and Vegas will send him out for a second straight night Sunday. Backup Malcolm Subban is currently nursing a lower-body injury so Oscar Dansk will be on the bench behind Fleury for this one.
News: Engelland collected an assist in Saturday's 6-2 home win over the Flames.
Impact: Engelland is performing as expected in the infancy of the 2019-20 campaign. While he's only recorded a single point, the elder statesman has accrued nine blocked shots, 11 hits and 12 PIM through five games. Engelland plays with a lot of heart, which makes him an ideal fit for the young franchise, but deploying the Vegas native as an everyday fantasy starter is not a gamble worth taking.
News: Hague posted an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: Hague's first career point came on a third-period insurance tally by fellow rookie Cody Glass. The 20-year-old defenseman has seen only limited minutes on the third pairing, but he has recorded four hits and 12 PIM in four games.
News: Eakin (undisclosed) went plus-1 and won only five of 15 faceoffs in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: Eakin was making his season debut after missing the first week-plus of the season. The center had 41 points (22 goals, 19 assists) in 78 games last season, but it's unlikely he repeats the effort, as he likely won't play above the third line in 2019-20.
News: Pacioretty registered two assists and three shots on goal in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: The winger played provider for both of his linemates, setting up scores by Mark Stone and Paul Stastny in the second period. Pacioretty is up to five points in as many games this season, with 18 shots on goal and eight hits on his ledger. He's been more noted as a goal-scorer throughout his career, but he'll get in on plenty of offense playing on the Golden Knights' talented second line.
News: Nosek scored a goal on three shots, blocked three shots and went plus-3 in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: Nosek now has three goals and an assist through five games this season. He's fired 11 shots on goal as well. The 27-year-old anchored the fourth line in this contest, flanked by the heavy-hitting duo of William Carrier and Ryan Reaves, who both also scored. Nosek will look to maintain his hot start to the season Sunday versus the kings.
News: Reaves scored his first goal of the season and went plus-3 in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: Reaves capitalized on two Flames defenders running into each other, allowing the big winger to collect the puck and drive it past goalie David Rittich. It's Reaves' first point of the year, to go with 24 hits in five contests. The 32-year-old enjoyed a small breakout with 20 points in 80 appearances last year, but he's never reached double-digits in goals, and that's not likely to change in 2019-20.
News: Glass scored a goal on his only shot in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: With the return of Cody Eakin to the lineup, Glass got shuffled onto the third line while Paul Stastny retook the second-line center role. Glass didn't seem too affected by it, notching his fourth point in five games despite skating only 11:53 in the contest. The 2017 first round pick's usage will have a big impact on his productivity this season, as he'll likely need top-six minutes to justify a roster spot for fantasy owners.
News: Stastny scored a goal on two shots and added two blocked shots in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: Stastny had been held off the scoresheet for the first four games of the year before finding twine Saturday. He was reunited with Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone to start the contest, after having been relegated to the third line in favor of Cody Glass to start the year. Stastny had 42 points in 50 games last year, his first in Vegas. Despite the slow start, the center should ultimately do fine as the year progresses.
News: Carrier scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: The Golden Knights' fourth line contributed an unexpected four points, with Carrier's pair leading the way. The winger also went plus-3 with six hits in the contest. Carrier has produced three points and 20 hits in the first five games of the year. The physicality will almost always be there for the 24-year-old, but his scoring shouldn't be expected to continue at this pace for long.
News: Stone scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: Stone has four multi-point efforts in five games this season, giving him three tallies and five helpers. The 27-year-old winger is at the top of his game, and with the Golden Knights' dangerous offense, he's always a threat to contribute on the scoresheet.
News: Fleury allowed only two goals on 35 shots in a 6-2 win over the Flames on Saturday.
Impact: Consider the ship righted for Fleury, who had struggled in his last two appearances before a gem against a division rival Saturday. The 34-year-old netminder has a 3-1-0 record, a 2.16 GAA and a .930 save percentage in four games this season. With Malcolm Subban (lower body) out, Fleury may draw the start again Sunday in Los Angeles. If not, the recently-recalled Oscar Dansk will make his season debut.
News: Eakin (undisclosed) is no longer on injured reserve and will be in the lineup Saturday when Vegas takes on Calgary, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Impact: After Gerard Gallant called Eakin's chances of playing Saturday "good", the Golden Knights forward was removed from injured reserve hours before puck drop and appears ready to fulfill his coach's prediction. The game against Calgary will be Eakin's 2019-20 debut.
News: Fleury will guard the cage during Saturday's home game against the Flames, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Impact: Fleury has been a little shaky recently, registering a sub-par 3.66 GAA and .880 save percentage over his last two appearances. The veteran netminder will look to get back on track in a home matchup with a Calgary club that's averaging 2.75 goals per game this season, 19th in the NHL.
News: Coach Gerard Gallant said there's a good chance Eakin (undisclosed) plays against the Flames on Saturday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Impact: Gallant essentially confirmed that Eakin would be in the lineup, but he'll first need to be lifted from injured reserve. Eakin's expected to work on a line with Cody Glass, who will bump to right wing, and he's also slated for power-play responsibilities. Eakin is looking to carry last year's momentum into this year, as he posted career highs in goals (22) and points (41) last season.
News: Dansk was recalled by the Golden Knights on Saturday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Since Malcolm Subban (lower body) will be out for a few games, Dansk was brought up to serve as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup. However, there's a chance he gets a start right away with back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday.
News: Roy was sent down to AHL Chicago on Friday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Roy hasn't cracked the lineup for any of the Golden Knights' four games this season. He served as depth with Cody Eakin and Alex Tuch both out with undisclosed injuries. Eakin's likely the closest to returning, which is why Roy has been sent to the minors.
News: According to coach Gerard Gallant, Subban (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's matchup with Calgary, so the Golden Knights will be forced to recall a goalie from the minors to fill in against the Flames, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: It appears that Subban has avoided a major issue, but the team recalling a netminder from the minors all but confirms he won't be healthy enough to dress for Saturday's contest. Oscar Dansk and Garret Sparks are the primary candidates to join the NHL ranks alongside Marc-Andre Fleury with Subban presumably unavailable.
News: Eakin (undisclosed) is nearing a return to the lineup, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. The center relayed Friday, via Jesse Granger of The Athletic, that he'll see how he feels Saturday morning before a determination is made on his status for the evening's matchup with Calgary.
Impact: Eakin returned to practice on a non-contact basis earlier in the week, marking a step forward in his recovery. While he was unavailable for Thursday's contest, he's labeled day-to-day and the fact that coach Gerard Gallant was willing to offer up the "close" sentiment, combined with Eakin's proclamation, suggests that Saturday and Sunday are likely still in play.
News: Schuldt was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Friday.
Impact: Schuldt essentially trades places with Jake Bischoff less than 24 hours after the Golden Knights were dominated by the Coyotes 4-1 on the road. Of course, the former has only appeared in one NHL game to date, and that was back in 2018. Schuldt, an undrafted defenseman out of St. Cloud State, figures to get another look when the big club finds itself needing more healthy bodies on the blue line.
News: Bischoff was recalled from AHL Chicago on Friday.
Impact: Vegas suffered a shocking 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Coyotes on Thursday, and it looks like the young club is trying to find the right balance with Nate Schmidt (lower body) out of commission. Bischoff is physical with the potential to produce offense in spurts; his resume includes 68 points (17 goals, 51 assists) over 139 games with the University of Minnesota.
News: Following Thursday's loss, coach Gerrard Gallant said Subban suffered an undisclosed injury during Thursday's loss to Arizona and is considered day-to-day, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journalreports.
Impact: Subban exited Thursday's contest following the first period, and the specifics of his injury remain a mystery. He made some big saves before leaving, stopping 12 of 14 shots. The Golden Knights will need to recall a netminder to back up Marc-Andre Fleury if Subban isn't able to suit up Saturday against Calgary.
News: McNabb posted an assist, five hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes.
Impact: The physical defenseman helped set up Shea Theodore's lone goal for Vegas. McNabb also tossed his body around to great effect. The 28-year-old has two points and 19 hits through four games this season.
News: Theodore tallied a goal on two shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes.
Impact: Theodore's goal came in the last five seconds of the first period. The defenseman has a modest three-game point streak (one goal, two helpers) early in the year.
News: Fleury allowed two goals on 15 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes.
Impact: Fleury won't be on the hook for this loss, as Malcolm Subban (undisclosed) was responsible for the decisive goal. Fleury already sees a fairly large workload, and even more could be coming his way if his regular backup is out for an extended time. The 34-year-old goalie is virtually guaranteed to start Saturday's game against the Flames.
News: Subban (undisclosed) didn't start the second period of Thursday's game against the Coyotes, and wasn't seen on the bench.
Impact: Subban had made some big saves in the first period, stopping 12 of 14 shots, and it's unclear why he was forced to exit the contest. The fact that he's not even on the bench suggest some real concern regarding a possible injury. In any event, Marc-Andre Fleury came on in relief. Expect the team to comment on Subban's status following the game.
News: Fleury replaced Malcolm Subban (undisclosed) for the second period of Thursday's game against Arizona.
Impact: It's unclear why Subban was forced to leave the game, but he was moving well in the first period, and isn't even on the bench to begin the second. Unfortunately for Fleury, he came on cold and already surrendered a goal on the first shot he faced to Conor Garland. Expect Fleury to finish the final two periods of the game out for the Golden Knights.
News: Eakin (undisclosed) is still considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday night's matchup with the Coyotes, NHL.com's Alan Robinson reports.
Impact: Eakin returned to practice in a no-contact jersey Wednesday, so he's definitely making strides in his recovery, but he's still at least a few days away from getting the green light to rejoin the lineup. Another update on the 27-year-old forward's status should surface prior to Saturday's clash with Calgary.
News: Subban will make his season debut Thursday against the Coyotes.
Impact: Subban gets a dream matchup in his first appearance of the season, as Arizona has only scored one goal through two games. Marc-Andre Fleury's backup appeared in 21 games last season, posting a 2.93 GAA and .902 save percentage.
News: Karlsson is not able to take faceoffs due to an undisclosed "issue," Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: One can only speculate that Karlsson is dealing with some type of injury. The Swede has collected four assists through the first three games, but he hasn't gotten any shots to fall, and the Golden Knights are letting winger Jonathan Marchessault take draws in Karlsson's stead. We wouldn't be overly concerned about this situation, especially since the top-line center turned in 20:46 of ice time against the Bruins on Tuesday, but it still bears monitoring if you're counting on Wild Bill in fantasy.
News: Eakin (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, but he was sporting a no-contact jersey, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Eakin's return to the ice is obviously a step in the right direction, but he should be considered a longshot at best for Thursday's game against Arizona. At this point, Saturday's matchup with Calgary seems like a much likelier option for his return to the lineup.
News: Glass produced a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Glass had the secondary assist on linemate Mark Stone's opening goal. The 20-year-old center now has a goal and an assist through three games while firing seven shots on goal. He could be worth a look in fantasy as long as he maintains a second-line role.
News: Theodore picked up a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Theodore now has two assists through three games this year. He's added six shots on goal and four blocks while posting an even plus-minus rating.
News: Karlsson managed another assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Karlsson has found the scoresheet in every contest this season, with four assists in three outings. However, four hits is unusual for the Swede, who had all of 51 hits in 82 contests last year, so don't expect the physical play to be a common theme.
News: Marchessault served up an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Marchessault's helper came on a Reilly Smith goal in the first period. The Quebec native is up to two points through three games this season. He's also tallied five hits and seven shots on goal.
News: Smith scored a goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Smith's tally at 8:20 of the first period gave the Golden Knights a short-lived 2-0 lead. While not enough to help in the wins column Tuesday, the winger is up to four points and nine shots on goal in three contests.
News: Pacioretty notched a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Pacioretty and Mark Stone each scored and assisted on each other's tallies in the contest, showing chemistry between the second-line wingers. The 31-year-old is up to three points in as many games as well as 11 shots on goal to start the year.
News: Stone had a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Stone struck first with a goal at 6:36 of the first period, and he set up Max Pacioretty's third-period tally as well. It wasn't enough to reverse the result. Stone is up to two goals and six points through three games in his first full season with the Golden Knights.
News: Fleury allowed four goals on 35 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Fleury allowed twice as many goals in this contest as he had in his first two starts combined, dropping his record to 2-1-0 through three appearances. We'll forgive Fleury for getting victimized by the Bruins' top line, a common occurrence for goalies of all skill levels. Fleury likely still has a good chance to start Thursday's game against the Coyotes.
News: Per Jesse Granger of The Athletic, Fleury was the first goaltender off the ice at morning skate, which suggests he'll start between the pipes in Tuesday's home matchup with the Bruins.
Impact: Fleury has been fantastic thus far this season, posting an exceptional 1.00 GAA and .965 save percentage in back-to-back wins over the Sharks. The veteran netminder will look to keep rolling in a home matchup with a Boston team that's only potted three goals through its first two games of the campaign.
News: Casto inked a one-year deal with German club Wolfsburg on Sunday.
Impact: Casto has spent his entire career in the minors, most recently with AHL Bridgeport in 2018-19 in which he notched four goals and nine helpers in 43 appearances. While the move to Germany will extend the 27-year-old's career, it likely marks the end of his chances of playing in the NHL.
News: Eakin (undisclosed) could return after Tuesday's matchup with Boston, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Eakin will miss a fourth straight game to start the year, but at least he has a timeline to return to the ice. The center set a career high in goals (22) and points (41) last year in 78 appearances. The 27-year-old might not be able to reach the same threshold this season, yet should be capable of topping the 30-point mark for the fifth time in his career.
News: Hague made his NHL debut Friday, accruing 10 PIM in a 5-1 road win over the Sharks.
Impact: Had it not been for a misconduct penalty incurred during a six-player scrum, Hague would've had more opportunities to help fantasy owners in his first top-level appearance. Still, the 20-year-old stacked 1:32 of power-play ice time against his 13:57 total, and the defenseman should be utilized by Vegas as long as Nate Schmidt (lower body) is out of commission.
News: Reaves committed to nine hits in Friday's 5-1 road win over the Sharks.
Impact: Reaves came out of nowhere to produce a career-high nine goals and 11 assists in his ninth season, but it will be difficult for him to sustain such lofty production as long as he's averaging less than 10 minutes per game. On the other hand, he's delivered 14 hits through Vegas' first two contests, as physicality remains his bread and butter.
News: Smith recorded an assist and three shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Smith posted a pair of goals in the season opener versus the Sharks, but he played provider tonight to set up Brayden McNabb's shorthanded tally in the second period. Smith's three points are a positive start for the winger who had 53 points (19 goals, 34 helpers) in 74 contests last year.
News: Theodore provided an assist in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Theodore had the lone helper on Jonathan Marchessault's first-period goal, earning the defenseman his first point of the year. The 2013 first-round pick has averaged 21:37 through two games this season and should continue to see top-pairing usage. He posted a career-high 37 points in 79 contests last year.
News: Zykov supplied an assist and three shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Zykov earned his first point of the year with the secondary assist on William Carrier's opening goal 5:01 into the game. The 2013 second-round pick has only appeared in 42 NHL games, with 14 points to his credit over parts of four seasons. The Russian winger is currently enjoying third-line usage while Alex Tuch (undisclosed) is out of action.
News: Pirri contributed an assist in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Pirri's assist came on the first of two tallies by Tomas Nosek in the contest. The 6-foot forward has had trouble staying in the lineup throughout his career, never playing more than 60 games, but he has a pair of 24-point seasons to his credit and can provide some depth scoring. The 28-year-old is unlikely to be in consideration outside of deep fantasy formats.
News: Karlsson had a shorthanded assist and 12 PIM in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: The good news was Karlsson's shorthanded helper on Brayden McNabb's second-period goal. However, the mild-mannered Karlsson got caught up in some shenanigans after the Sharks' lone goal in the third period, earning a misconduct to go with his interference minor earlier in the game. When even Karlsson is getting a misconduct, you know Vegas' rivalry with the Sharks is heated. The Swedish center is up to three points and sits just four PIM shy of matching last year's time spent in the sin bin.
News: Marchessault scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Marchessault's first-period tally ended up being the game-winner in a feisty and lopsided contest. It's his first goal of the season, and the 28-year-old will be looking to get back to the 30-goal mark for the first time since 2016-17 as the year rolls on.
News: McNabb scored a shorthanded goal and went plus-3 in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: The veteran defenseman got free while penalty killing in the second period, and deposited a shot past Martin Jones to make it 3-0 at the time. McNabb has never scored more than five goals in a season, but he has reached 200 hits in each of the last two campaigns. In two games this year, McNabb has eight hits and three blocked shots to go with his goal.
News: Stone registered two assists, one coming shorthanded, in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Stone's pair of helpers came on Tomas Nosek's two goals in the contest. It's Stone's second straight two-point effort, giving him a goal and three apples in two contests this season.
News: Carrier scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Not bad for 10:28 of ice time in the lopsided contest. Carrier is better known for his physical contributions -- he had 277 hits and only nine points in 54 games last season, so he's not a player fantasy owners will pay much attention.
News: Nosek scored twice, once while shorthanded, and added a helper in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Nosek assisted on the opening goal of the game by William Carrier, and then scored the Golden Knights' fourth and fifth tallies. He went plus-3 in the contest. Nosek is currently playing for his job, as he could be the odd man out when Cody Eakin (undisclosed) returns. The 27-year-old could also be shifted to the wing, but he's probably bought himself more time in the lineup after Friday's monster performance.
News: Fleury stopped 34 of 35 shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Fleury was appearing in his 800th career contest, and he allowed a single goal for the second straight game against the Sharks. Fleury owns a 2-0-0 record, a 1.00 GAA and .965 save percentage through two games. Expect the veteran goalie to tend twine back at home Tuesday versus the Bruins.
News: Schmidt (lower body) was officially placed on injured reserve Friday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Schmidt took a knee-on-knee hit in Wednesday's season opener against the Sharks, leaving him sidelined for the foreseeable future. Nicolas Hague is drawing into the lineup in place of Schmidt in Friday's rematch with the Sharks.
News: Eakin (undisclosed) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's road clash with the Sharks, NHL.com's Ross McKeon reports.
Impact: Eakin has been sidelined for a week with what was originally considered a "minor" undisclosed injury, and the Golden Knights have yet to release any details regarding a specific timetable for his return. The 28-year-old pivot will have to wait for Tuesday's matchup with the Bruins for his next opportunity to make his 2019-20 debut.
News: Fleury will guard the cage for Friday's road trip to San Jose, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Fleury is coming off his 10th Opening Night victory -- tying him with legends Curtis Joseph and Martin Brodeur for the most all-time -- in which he stopped 21 of 22 shots for a .955 save percentage. The Flower will look to blank the Sharks again Friday, this time on the road, and should be capable of reaching the 35-win mark again in 2019-20.
News: Schmidt (lower body) was labeled week-to-week by coach Gerard Gallant on Thursday.
Impact: After suffering a knee-on-knee hit in Wednesday's Opening Night clash with San Jose, it doesn't come as a surprise to see Schmidt facing an extended absence. The blueliner has hit the 30-point mark in back-to-back seasons since joining the Golden Knights and certainly would have been in contention to reach that threshold again in 2019-20. With the Minnesota native on the shelf, Nicolas Hague and Jimmy Schuldt will compete for the final spot in the lineup on a nightly basis. Based on his timeline, Schmidt will likely be designated for injured reserve shortly.
News: Merrill managed four shots in Wednesday's 4-1 home win over the Sharks to open the season.
Impact: Merrill misfired each time, but it was good to see him so active in the attacking zone after registering a career-high 15 points and 72 shots with Vegas last year. The Oklahoman saw 23:19 of ice time, as he was needed for extra shifts following an apparent knee injury to Nate Schmidt.
News: Pacioretty recorded an assist and five shots in a 4-1 win over the Sharks on Wednesday.
Impact: It's a positive start to the year for the winger entering his second full season with Vegas. The assist came on Cody Glass's first career goal in the second period. Pacioretty posted 22 goals and 40 points in 66 games last season, showing strong chemistry with Paul Stastny and Mark Stone after the latter joined the team at the trade deadline.
News: Reaves (undisclosed) dished five hits and blocked two shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Reaves missed a large portion of training camp, but it didn't slow down the bruising winger in Wednesday's rivalry game. While hardly a threat to produce much offense, the 32-year-old has delivered over 200 hits in each of the last six seasons, and he topped the 300-hit mark in 80 appearances last year to go with a career-high 20 points.
News: Karlsson delivered two assists, a plus-2 rating and a game-high six shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Both of Karlsson's assists went to winger Reilly Smith, including a shorthanded helper in the third period on the last goal of the game. Karlsson provided 24 goals and 32 assists in 82 games, with 14 power-play points and three more while shorthanded. His all-situations usage provides valuable depth for fantasy owners.
News: Glass potted a goal on two shots in a 4-1 win over the Sharks on Wednesday.
Impact: Glass got prime deployment in the season opener, flanked by wingers Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone, who supplied the helpers on his first career goal. There's no guarantee Glass will stay in that position for long, but he could be worth a look in DFS formats when he occupies a top-six role.
News: Stone scored a power-play goal and added a helper in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Stone is off to a great start this season, scoring the Golden Knights' first goal of the season within the first five minutes of the game. He then assisted Cody Glass's first career goal in the second period. Stone produced 73 points (33 tallies, 40 helpers) in 77 games last year and seems like a safe bet to approach those numbers again.
News: Smith scored twice on five shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Smith finished the evening plus-2 and added a pair of hits. Smith's first goal stood as the game-winner in the first period, and he added a shorthanded insurance tally in the third. Both goals were set up by William Karlsson.
News: Fleury stopped 21 of 22 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Fleury didn't face too much rubber to start the season, and only a first-period tally from Marcus Sorensen beat the 34-year-old. After the strong performance, Fleury has a good chance of drawing the start in Friday's rematch in San Jose.
News: Schmidt will not return to Wednesday's Opening Night game against the Sharks, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Schmidt looked to be hurting badly when the trainer came out to help him during the first period of Wednesday's contest. Unfortunately, the early issue will prevent him from retaking the ice Wednesday and it could put his status for Friday's rematch with the Sharks in doubt. According to Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com, it appeared Schmidt suffered a left knee injury, though the team should provide a better picture of his status either after the game or at some point in the next day or two.
News: Tuch (undisclosed) was placed on long-term injured reserve by Vegas on Wednesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Impact: With Tuch's placement, he will now officially miss at least the first 10 games of the season. This is tough news for the 23-year-old who is dealing with an undisclosed injury, as he's coming off a 52 point season, and was a trendy breakout candidate to start the season. With Tuch sidelined, both Ryan Reaves and Valentin Zykov should expect to stick in the lineup at right wing.
News: Eakin (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per the NHL's official media site.
Impact: Eakin was already ruled out for Wednesday's season opener versus the Sharks, so placing him on IR simply opens up a roster spot for Nicolas Roy, who will be on standby in the event of an injury. His placement on IR is retroactive to Sept. 27, so he'll still be able to gear up for Friday's road game versus the Sharks.
News: The Golden Knights recalled Roy from AHL Chicago on Wednesday.
Impact: Roy originally didn't survive the last round of roster cuts getting sent down Tuesday, but with Cody Eakin (undisclosed) and Alex Tuch (undisclosed) starting the season on IR, Roy made the jump up. It's unlikely that the 22-year-old will make his Golden Knights debut Wednesday, but he could certainly find his way into the lineup for Friday nights game against San Jose.