NHL Very bad news for the Golden Knights

NHL: Very bad news for the Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights will have to finish the regular season without one of their best forwards.

In fact, Mark Stone, who has been out since Feb. 20 with an upper-body injury sustained during a game against the Nashville Predators, will not be back on the club's roster until the end of the regular season, Darren Dreger announced Thursday gave from TSN.

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In addition, the journalist added that a possible return of the Golden Knights captain during the playoffs is uncertain. The absence of Stone, who is on the long-term injured list, will allow Nevada general manager Kelly McCrimmon to use the $9.5 million remaining under the salary cap to find reinforcements on offense.

Nevertheless, according to Dreger, the Golden Knights would be particularly interested in the services of Tyler Toffoli, Pavel Buchnevich and Jordan Eberle.

This season, Stone has 16 goals and 37 assists for 53 points in 56 games.