How getting William Carrier back will help Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights are no strangers to the injury bug. However, the latest reinforcement is coming back to bolster the offense.

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1. William Carrier is physical

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Standing at a bulky 6'2" and weighing in at 220 lbs., William Carrier is not a lightweight. This season, he's administered 71 hits in 33 games, dishing out pain among opponents. In fact, his tenure with the Vegas Golden Knights has seen him deliver 1,097 hits in seven seasons with the team.

Getting Carrier back adds bite to the Golden Knights physically. Making 291 team hits in the past 10 games sounds substantial. However, Vegas will become more physical with the forward returning. With players like Keegan Kolesar and Carrier on the lower lines, the Golden Knights can wear down their opponents more easily.