The Vegas Golden Knights just completed their first road game. Unfortunately, it resulted in a grueling loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
The Vegas Golden Knights have officially played in two regular season games. They won game one at the Fortress, but lost game two on the road. However, looking at the players and transactions they’ve made since the season has started, it’s clear they are interested in giving their young guys chances.
As of Tuesday, the Knights had forwards, Jack Dugan and Pavel Dorofeyev on their roster; then Thursday came and they had given their spots to Jonas Rondbjerg and Jake Leschyshyn. After the game against the Kings, Rondbjerg and Leschyshyn were both notified they were going to be sent back down to the AHL. Here’s the biggest surprise, there was a third name that was sent down- The third guy they sent down was top prospect, Peyton Krebs.
Peyton Krebs is coming off one of the best performances I’ve seen from him, and yet he was sent back down the AHL. There are a couple different things that went through my mind, but the most logical is keep him fresh with them having five days off before their next game. When you have young players who are learning, it’s important to make sure they see the ice as much as possible to continue developing.
I expect Peyton Krebs to get recalled to the NHL prior to their next game against the St. Louis Blues. However, Mattias Janmark remains in COVID-19 protocol thus far into the season, but hopefully won’t be much longer until he is able to get back on the ice. If he is unable to get back into playing shape prior to the game, who will the Knights choose to bring up for the Blues game?