Vegas Golden Knights: Zach Whitecloud Injury Update

Zach Whitecloud making a play for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Zach Whitecloud making a play for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Vegas Golden Knights have been very depleted by injuries. Time and Time again the Vegas Golden Knights have had to deal with adversity and overcome obstacles. Even looking back to the first game of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights were without Mattias Janmark, Nicolas Roy, and William Carrier.

After a stretch of about five games where the Vegas Golden Knights would lose a player a game, the Knights become notorious for injuries. So far the Knights have lost: Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, Alec Martinez, Zach Whitecloud, Nolan Patrick, Mattias Janmark, and William Karlsson.

Now, you could argue that Mattias Janmark and Alec Martinez aren’t currently out, and you’re right. I was basing it off of the fact that they’ve both missed games this season due to injury. However, the Vegas Golden Knights are starting to look up once again.

The Vegas Golden Knights are currently without a greater majority of their stars. However, there were some recent reports that give the Knights a little bit of hope. What is that hope you may ask? We’ll let’s take a look at it.

The Vegas Golden Knights are currently playing with a starting lineup that looks similar to this

Jonathan Marchessault-Nicolas Roy-Reilly Smith

William Carrier-Chandler Stephenson-Evgenii Dadonov

Mattias Janmark-Jake Leschyshyn-Keegan Kolesar

Paul Cotter-Brett Howden-Jonas Rondbjerg


Nicolas Hague-Alex Pietrangelo

Alec Martinez-Shea Theodore

Brayden McNabb-Dylan Coghlan

Given how the Vegas Golden Knights started the season to where they are at now, it’s quite unfortunate. However, after reports came out today that some people are getting started on their rehab, it’s only right to share that information.

The Vegas Golden Knights defenseman, Zach Whitecloud was reported to have been skating today after getting surgery on his hand. Now although that doesn’t directly relate to him being able to skate, he does have a hard time using his hand. That’s the drawback.

Whitecloud although he can skate, he is unable to use his hand in order to hold the stick and play along the boards. Once he’s able to use his stick without pain and make plays along the boards without any discomfort, he’ll likely be able to return. Unfortunately, there is no timetable on when that’ll be.