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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3. It's always good to have Golden Knights returning

William Carrier
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As the push for the playoffs ramps up, you need as many healthy bodies as possible. That way, you can bolster your depth and match up better with teams like the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. Both teams are offensive wrecking balls, boasting Hart trophy candidates in Connor McDavid and Quinn Hughes.

Getting Carrier back means the Vegas Golden Knights can tap into their depth. No more relying on AHL-level players to get the job done. Now you have your regular lineup (with some extra) to attack these teams on the third and fourth lines. That's why getting both Brett Howden and Carrier back is huge. The Golden Knights won the Stanley Cup on the back of their forward depth and forecheck last season. This season, they need all hands on deck to repeat, starting with everyone being healthy.