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Jack Eichel to make Golden Knights debut on Wednesday against Avalanche

The already dangerous Golden Knights will be adding the highly skilled forward to their lineup on Wednesday when they take on the Colorado Avalanche.

This will be a huge gain for the Golden Knights as they continue their push toward the 2021-22 playoffs. They currently sit 1st in the Pacific division with 59 points and a 28-17-3 record.

In order to make room for Eichel, the Golden Knights will place forward Mark Stone on long-term injured reserve. Stone has been sidelined with an upper-body injury.

Eichel had received artificial disk replacement surgery back on Nov. 12, and was back on the ice on Dec. 2. He took part in his first practice with the Golden Knights back on Jan. 11.

The former captain of the Buffalo Sabres was dealt to Vegas in a massive blockbuster trade with Peyton Krebbs, Alex Tuch and 1st & 2nd round picks going to Buffalo in return.

"I think he can just come in and do his thing, he doesn't have the pressure to carry a team," DeBoer said. "He's never played an NHL playoff game yet and I know that's exciting for him. That's a whole different level of hockey when you get to that time of the year. I'm excited for him because I think he's going to excel in that type of game.

The 25-year-old has been very impressive in his first 6 seasons in the NHL, posting 139 goals and 355 points in 375 games, he has built quite a name for himself.

His best season thus far was in 2017-18 when he had 82 points (28 Goals, 54 Assists) in 78 games.



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