Zach Whitecloud Could Return to the Lineup Friday

Zach Whitecloud for the Vegas Golden Knights.(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Zach Whitecloud for the Vegas Golden Knights.(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

The Vegas Golden Knights defenseman, Zach Whitecloud, has been out since late January while dealing with a broken foot. However, there is some good news on the matter that we will be discussing in this article.

Whitecloud, who missed time earlier in the season while dealing with an upper-body injury, is now dealing with a broken foot. So, I suppose if you want to look at the upside, it wasn’t the same injury so that’s good. But he’s definitely missed for the Knights. But maybe we don’t have to wait much longer?

The Golden Knights defenseman was seen at practice Monday wearing a regular grey jersey. Now, we don’t exactly know the progress he’s made, but it’s definitely promising.

Two days ago, Ben Gotz of the Review Journal, posted this video of Zach Whitecloud at the practice.

Seeing as though he was out there in a full go jersey, it appears that he is in fact ready to return once again.

The Vegas Golden Knights signed Whitecloud to a six-year extension earlier this year and given the fact that his AAV is only $2,750,000, I’d say that was a steal. Well, that is if he can stay healthy. However, even then it’s still a steal in my book.

Whitecloud is having a great sophomore season in his limited time on the ice. He’s played in 31 games and has six goals and six assists for 12 points. Furthermore, he also has a +/- of +13, and was averaging 19:07 per night.

Getting Whitecloud back on the ice would be huge as the Knights continue to make a run for the Stanley Cup. It’s not going to be easy with Mark Stone out and Robin Lehner out for a period of time, but not unbearable.

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If Whitecloud is able to return to the lineup Friday, the Knights could flip him in and move Coghlan out of the lineup. If that does happen, no offense to Dylan Coghlan, but the defense would be able to take a huge step up.