Winner #3 – Cody Glass
We touched on this in the first slide but Cody Glass is currently recovering after undergoing surgery on his knee.
It was an injury-ravaged rookie year for the forward, a season that started with so much promise with a goal on his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks.
However, a concussion and two knee injuries really derailed Glass’ rookie year, in which he recorded five goals and seven assists for 12 points in 39 games with a -7 rating.
After landing hard on his right knee in a game for the Chicago Wolves in the AHL on Feb. 20, Glass underwent surgery and is now going through the rehab process.
But, there is a silver lining here.
Due to the season being on hiatus, Glass has more time to go through his recovery and, due to be ready for training camp, he could be available for a chunk of the playoffs should hockey be played deep into the summer.
It would give Glass a valuable first taste of the wild ride that is the postseason, while it would provide the Golden Knights with an extra offensive weapon which could prove crucial.
Loser #3 – Pending Free Agents
We covered this in an article on Saturday, but if the 2019-20 season doesn’t return then a handful of players could have played their last game for the Vegas Golden Knights.
With five pending UFA’s and three pending RFA’s on the books, the Golden Knights will have some tough decisions to make in the off-season.
And, with the salary cap likely to remain at $81.5 million in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the Golden Knights will only have $11 million in cap space in which to deal with those eight players while make other improvements to the roster.
Therefore, don’t be surprised if hockey doesn’t return this year that we may have seen the likes of Deryk Engelland, Robin Lehner and Ryan Reaves in a Vegas Golden Knights jersey for the very last time.