Is Mark Stone Ready to Return for the Golden Knights?

The Vegas Golden Knights are celebrating after a goal. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The Vegas Golden Knights are celebrating after a goal. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Vegas Golden Knights have been without their captain, Mark Stone for multiple games this season. After Stone went on the LTIR after the second game of the season, he’s been battling injury after injury. Lucky for the Knights, this injury wasn’t recognized as ‘serious’ by the organization.

However, It’s nice to point out that the same organization that said that Stone’s injury wasn’t serious- it was the same organization that said Max Pacioretty’s injury wasn’t serious. So, at what point do we assume he is actually ready to return? Well, given his status at practice, let’s take a closer look.

The Vegas Golden Knights are taking on the Nashville Predators tonight, and it’s going to be a great game for sure. but, the bigger topic other than the game is Mark Stone’s injury and if he will be ready to go. Let’s take a look at what we know.

Mark Stone is the captain of this Vegas Golden Knights team, and when he is playing, this team is simply better. He does everything you’d ask of the captain. He’s on the power play, penalty kill, first-line, he makes plays and he scores. Those traits of his makes him such a great option for captaincy, but he’s been dealing with injuries all season.

So, what do we know about his current injury? We’ll what we know is that as of yesterday, he did practice with the Knights in a red no-contact jersey. After practice, head coach Pete DeBoer, ruled Mark Stone doubtful for today’s game.

Now, we head into today’s practice ahead of tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators. After being called doubtful yesterday, he was practicing in a regular white jersey today. However, according to multiple reports, Stone was not on the ice very long.

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That act makes multiple insiders think that he wanted to give it a shot but wasn’t ready to return just yet. Hopefully he can recover quick and be available against the New York Rangers Thursday night.