LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone is going on long-term injured reserve, according to a tweet from the team.
The team also said Jack Eichel will make his Golden Knights debut Wednesday when the Knights host the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena.
“It’s been a long wait but well worth it and we’re excited to bring Jack back on Wednesday night,” said Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon.
Stone had missed the Knights’ previous games against the Calgary Flames, a 6-0 loss. Placing him on long-term injured reserve indicates he will miss at least 10 games.
McCrimmon was quoted on the Knights Twitter account:
“Our number one priority is Mark Stone’s health. It’s clearly not in a place where it needs to be for him to be successful. It’s not in a place it needs to be for our team. He’s our captain. The man wears his heart on his sleeve every time he puts on our uniform ….. He will be missed but I genuinely believe we are doing the right thing with him.”
The team also said starting goaltender Robin Lehner has an upper-body injury, and called up Logan Thompson from the Henderson Silver Knights.