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Erik Haula is out month to month for the Vegas Golden Knights because of an injury, coach Gerard Gallant said Wednesday. The 27-year-old forward appeared to injure his right leg when he was hit by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau along the side boards during the third period of a 3-1 loss at Scotiabank Arena on Nov. 6. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher.
Haula has 2 goals and 5 assists in 15 games this season. He'll be missed in a forward group desperate to find its scoring touch and consistency.
Haula got injured in the third period when taking a hit along the boards from Patrick Marleau. He seemed to tweak his right foot as he fell awkwardly. He is hence listed with a right leg injury, but details will emerge in the coming days.
Haula has been playing really well as of late, scoring a goal and 4 assists in his 4 games prior to last night.
Haula picked up a Tomas Hyka steal behind the Canes net and dropped it into the crease for a streaking Brad Hunt for the opening goal. Early in the second, he played shea Theodore at the point and the defenseman's second attempt created the rebound Ryan reaves scored on.
Haula has 2 goals and 5 assists in 14 games with a goal and 4 assists coming in his last four.
After winning a faceoff, Haula tipped home a Shea Theodore blast under the pads of Jake Allen 3:34 into the second period to tie the game at 2-2.
Haula has 2 goals and 3 assists in 13 games.
Haula's first assist came on a beautiful solo effort by Alex Tuch streaking down right wing and beating the whole Senators fivesome on the ice from the outside, and the second on a blueline setup for Colin Miller with Ryan Reaves sending home the rebound on a late second period powerplay.
Haule - whos has been shiftin between center and wing - has a goal and 3 assists in 12 games.