Reinforcements Are Coming for the Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights got Adin Hill back last week and are getting William Karlsson back soon. More players are on the way. Why key players returning will--and won't--matter in the race for the Pacific Division... and the Stanley Cup.

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Logan Thompson did everything he could, keeping the Vegas Golden Knights afloat as the No. 1 goalie. That led to a Third Star earned for his hard work, regaining his confidence in the process. Adin Hill returned and took it from there.

Nicolas Roy did everything he could, earning himself heavy consideration for being on the Golden Knights' top line. The native of Amos, Quebec, tallied 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 13 games in January, showcasing his evolution as a hockey player. William Karlsson just got activated from LTIR and should return on February 6 against Edmonton.

Jonathan Marchessault did everything he could, leading Vegas out of its fiery depths. The Conn Smythe winner has 16 goals and 10 assists in his last 26 games, making him the hot hand for the Knights. Jack Eichel had successful lower-body surgery a couple of weeks ago and should be back before the season's end.

About a month ago, all seemed lost with the Vegas Golden Knights. Injuries were piling up and the Pacific Division was tightening up. It seemed like it would be time before Vegas would fall out of a playoff spot, a la 2021-2022... or so it seemed.