Mark Stone Leaves the Game Early Against the Anaheim Ducks

The Vegas Golden Knights first-line. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The Vegas Golden Knights first-line. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Vegas Golden Knights have been dealing with a lot of injuries throughout this season. After getting through only one game this season in which they were completely healthy, it’s safe to say things have not gone the Knights way. What sucks even more is the fact that the only game the Knights were healthy in was the first game of the season.

Since that point the Vegas Golden Knights have had to manage a roster that’s been pretty much the Henderson Silver Knights. Yes, that is an exaggeration. No, It’s really not that far off from reality. Somehow the Knights have found a way to win despite losing Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, Nolan Patrick, Alec Martinez, and William Karlsson. The worst part about that is the fact I didn’t even list everyone who’s missed a game.

However, over the course of this past month, things have actually begun looking up for the Vegas Golden Knights. Mark Stone returned, Max Pacioretty returned, Jonathan Marchessault is back on the ice, but now things seem to be balancing back out.

The Vegas Golden Knights, who’ve lost so many key players already, are probably facing some deja vu right now. Which, if you don’t know what that means, it means that you feel like you are reliving a particular moment you’ve already experienced. And unlucky for the Knights, this isn’t something good.

While facing the Anaheim Ducks tonight, there were a lot of problems like the fact they were coming from behind. However, there was one thing that really made me happy and that was the fact that no one seemed to get hurt and we got Michael Amadio back. Unfortunately, I might’ve spoken too soon.

During the third period, the Vegas Golden Knights captain, Mark Stone, had a breakaway after a takeaway in the neutral zone. While streaking down the ice towards the net, Stone was prepared to take the shot on a 2v1 breakaway. However, after getting hooked on his shot he swung himself into the boards.

Stone was slow to get up off the ice and was in what appeared to be a lot of pain heading to the locker room. However, it get’s crazier than you think. After heading to the locker room while in pain, in the matter of what felt like only two minutes maybe, Stone returned to the game. Not only did he return to the game, but he was playing aggressive and looked healthy and comfortable out there.

Based upon the injury and how it happened, I’d say that there is a pretty good chance that he simply went into the locker room to get his shoulder popped back into place. Now, although I’d say that is a pretty good guess, there isn’t a whole lot to go off of. Nonetheless, time will tell what actually happened and what the injury was. Regardless, it was nice to see him back out there on the ice.