When Will Mark Stone Return?

With Mark Stone spotted in a red no-contact jersey at practice on Friday, it raises a glaring question: When will he return?
Minnesota Wild v Vegas Golden Knights
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2. Why Mark Stone's Return is a Game-Changer

Mark Stone
Vegas Golden Knights v New York Islanders / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

Aside from the obvious offensive attributes (16 goals, 37 assists), Mark Stone is the lifeblood of the team. He's a leader that brings out the best in his teammates physically and emotionally. Last season, fans saw this in the playoffs, with the end result being a happy ending for all.

Any time a team gets their leader back in any capacity, they get their pulse back. With Mark Stone, he brings out the best in the Vegas Golden Knights. If the Golden Knights make the playoffs, they'll get their heart and soul back as well.