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McCrimmon: Stone out 'a while' with upper-body injury

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Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone is set to miss time after sustaining an upper-body injury in Tuesday's loss to the Nashville Predators, general manager Kelly McCrimmon revealed on "The Sick Podcast - The Eye Test."

"He's going to be out of our lineup for a while is what I can tell you right now," McCrimmon said.

The ailment is unrelated to Stone's previous back issues, sources told Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Stone missed the third period of his club's latest game after he was involved in a collision with Yakov Trenin.

Stone was limited to 37 games in 2021-22 and 43 last season due to a pair of back operations. He returned to the Golden Knights' lineup for the start of the 2023 playoffs and helped guide his club to the Stanley Cup.

The 31-year-old has played in all 56 of Vegas' games this season, leading the team with 53 points.

It's unclear if Stone will end up on long-term injured reserve, which would clear his $9.5-million cap hit for the upcoming trade deadline.

The Golden Knights are currently second in the Pacific Division with a 32-18-6 record.

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