Golden Knights travel without Pacioretty due to minor injury
The Vegas Golden Knights have arrived in their hub city of Edmonton, but they're missing their top scorer.
Max Pacioretty did not accompany his team into the bubble, instead staying behind in Las Vegas.
"Max had a minor injury in training camp, which we told you guys about," Golden Knights head coach Peter DeBoer said Monday, according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger. "I expected he would be back by the end of the camp, but he wasn't. It was a little longer than we thought. He's not with us, and he'll join us as soon as he's healthy and able to participate."
Training camps around the league wrapped up over the weekend, and the Golden Knights arrived in Alberta on Sunday night.
Pacioretty last practiced with the club on July 19, according to Granger. One day later, the skilled winger was deemed "unfit to participate," and a couple of days after that, DeBoer said he expected Pacioretty to rejoin the team before it left for Edmonton.
The 31-year-old led the Golden Knights with 32 goals and 66 points while playing in all 71 games, coming a single point shy of his career high while suiting up for 11 fewer contests than he would have played in a typical season.
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