Pacioretty returns vs. Predators after missing 17 games with fractured foot
The Vegas Golden Knights have their triggerman back.
The 33-year-old sniper has two goals and an assist in two games this season. He led Vegas with 24 goals last year.
Pacioretty is skating in his usual spot on the team's top line with Chandler Stephenson and Mark Stone.
The Golden Knights have been beleaguered by injuries and COVID-19 absences this season. The team is still without Nolan Patrick, William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, and Alec Martinez, while the recently acquired Jack Eichel is recovering from neck surgery.
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