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Max Pacioretty found the net late in the first period as the Knights would go on to beat the Flames 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: The goal marked Pacioretty's seventh point in five games since returning from his lower body injury. Patient fantasy managers are being rewarded thusly.

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Laurent Brossoit blocked 29 of 30 shots en route to the Knights' 7-1 blowout win over the Coyotes.

Fantasy Impact: Brossoit continues to serve as a valuable complement to Robin Lehner. Though he has only started six games, he has four wins with a .921 save percentage. Watch for him in DFS as he is typically cheaper than the top tier starters while providing similar production.

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Jonathan Marchessault began the Vegas offensive onslaught with a goal seven minutes into the first period. The Knights went on to beat the Coyotes 7-1.

Fantasy Impact: Marchessault continues to find his groove on his way back from Covid-19 protocols and is up to 15 points in 18 games. His shot percentage is well above average so beware some regression so fantasy managers should keep an eye on this going forward.

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Alex Pietrangelo provided the secondary assist on Chandler Stephenson's short-handed goal in the second period en route to Vegas's 7-1 win over the Coyotes.

Fantasy Impact: Pietrangelo continues to meaningfully contribute as he is up to 14 points with 60 shots on goal, 18 hits and 50 blocked shots across 23 games. His stats are consistent with his career numbers so this level of production should continue going forward.

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Shea Theodore provided the primary assist on Max Pacioretty's power-play goal in the first and led Nicholas Roy to his goal in the third en route to a 7-1 Vegas win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Theodore continues contributing across the board this season. He is up to 11 assists, three goals, eight PIM, five hits, and 27 blocked shots. He remains an important figure on the Knights' power play and is significantly benefiting from the team's return to health.

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Mark Stone continued his point streak with a smooth assist to Max Pacioretty in the second period to take a 4-1 lead on their way to a 7-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Stone has a four-game streak going, distributing 10 assists on the season so far. His shot percentage is significantly lower than his career average so positive regression is in store. If Vegas can finally get healthy, fantasy managers can count on him to continue being steady for them.

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Mattias Janmark dished a short-handed assist in the second period and scored a short-handed goal of his own in the third before ultimately coming up short in Vegas' 6-5 loss to Anaheim.

Fantasy Impact: Janmark only has six points in 17 contests and is not meaningfully contributing in other areas. No need to roster him at this point.

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Robin Lehner allowed five goals on 33 shots en route to the Golden Knights' loss to the Ducks 6-5.

Fantasy Impact: Lehner continued his recent struggles and is now 9-9 this season. He is allowing an uncharacteristic 3.08 goals per game but retains a .909 save percentage. He is projected for positive regression, though it is worth keeping an eye on his status should something else be affecting his play.

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Reilly Smith scored his 10th goal of the season in a 6-5 loss to Anaheim.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is now up to 16 points this season in 22 games. He also has tallied at least one point in four of his last five games.

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Chandler Stephenson scored a goal in the loss to the Blues on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: In the month of November Stephenson has eight points through 11 games. With key injuries on Vegas, his solid production should continue.

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Howden tallied his first goal of the year halfway through the second period of Vegas's 5-1 win over Ottawa.

Fantasy Impact: He is relegated to the fourth line with less than 10 minutes of ice time per game and won't be much help to fantasy managers.

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Carrier scored his second goal of the season early in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Carrier is only averaging 11 minutes of ice time with no position on the power play at this point. Look elsewhere for help.

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The Buffalo Sabres have traded Jack Eichel and a 2023 third-round pick to the Vegas Golden Knights for Alex Tuch, Peyton Krebs, a 2022 first-round pick, and a 2023 third-round pick. (Source: Darren Dreger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tuch is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery but he should be ready to make his Sabres debut in about a month. When the time comes, the 25 year-old winger should see an uptick in his ice time as he'll play a more prominent role with the Sabres than he did with the the Knights.

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According to Jesse Granger, William Karlsson will miss approximately six weeks with a broken foot. Karlsson's injury continues the trend of snake-bitten Vegas forwards this year, becoming the fourth of their top six to hit the shelf. (Source: Jesse Granger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Karlsson is anticipated to be placed on the IR with an early estimation of a December 14 return. Fantasy managers can expect significantly elevated opportunities for Chandler Stephenson as well as increased time for Nicolas Roy and Jonathan Marchessault.

Category: Injury Updates

Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 20th win of the season on Sunday night against the Anaheim Ducks with a 33 save performance.

Fantasy Impact: Fleury has been Vegas' number one guy so far this season due to Lehner's injury. He has 20 wins, 10 loses, a GAA of 2.09, .925 save % and 5 shutouts. He is fourth in the NHL for wins at 20 and tied for first with Grubauer for shutouts.

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Tomas Nosek opened up the scoring and picked up two assists in Wednesday's game vs the LA Kings.

Fantasy Impact: Nosek has eight goals, nine assists, 48 hits, 16 blocks and 55 shots on net in 34 games. He is rostered in 7% of fantasy leagues, according to Yahoo, and is playing alongside Mattias Janmark and Alex Tuch.

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Nicolas Roy scored Vegas' lone goal in their 3-1 loss over the St. Louis Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Nicolas Roy has two goals, five assists, 32 hits, 18 blocks and 30 shots on net in 35 games this year. He is on Vegas' third line alongside Alex Tuch and Tomas Nosek. Rostered in 0% of fantasy leagues, according to Yahoo.

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Alec Martinez picked up two goals in Monday's victory over the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has seven goals, 15 assists, 27 hits, 118 blocks and 58 shots on net in 37 games. He is playing on Vegas' top d-pairing alongside Shea Theodore. Martinez is rostered in 72% of fantasy leagues, according to Yahoo. He only scored three goals in his first 31 games of the season but finding the back of the net four times in his last six games.

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Brayden McNabb picked up his first goal of the season in Thursday's shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Fantasy Impact: McNabb has one goal, one assist, 48 hits, 37 blocks and 17 shots on net in 20 games this season. He has spent most of the season on the IR with a lower body injury. He is playing alongside Alex Pietrangelo.

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Keegan Kolesar picked up his first NHL goal in Vegas' 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Fantasy Impact: The gritty 23-year old from Brandon, Manitoba has one goal and four assists so far this year. Hard to put a fantasy impact on the youngster but he is a great two-way player that consistently plays to his strengths and is productive with his ice-time.

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