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Golden Knights' Stone ready to return from injury if season resumes

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If the NHL resumes its 2019-20 campaign, Vegas Golden Knights winger Mark Stone will be ready to return from the injury that sidelined him before the pause.

Stone was deemed week-to-week due to a lower-body ailment on March 1, with his team in the thick of the Pacific Division playoff race. Over two months later, he's healthy enough to return.

"I'm good. Healing up," Stone told Gary Lawless of the club's website. "Still have a couple little obstacles to get over, but overall in a good spot. Just want to play hockey again."

"I don't know exactly the day I got hurt, but I think it has been almost 10 weeks now. When I first got injured, I was gunning to be back in four weeks," he added. "It's crazy how things can turn but I'm excited to be getting healthy and feeling at a 100 percent."

Stone missed six games before the coronavirus-induced season suspension on March 12. The 27-year-old two-way star ranks second on the team with 63 points in 65 games during his first campaign in Vegas.

The Golden Knights remain three points clear of the Edmonton Oilers atop the Pacific.

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