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BREAKING: Devastating Injury Threatens the Future of a Vegas Golden Knights Player


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Austin Sabourin
June 18, 2023  (7:32 PM)
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Mark Stone's Playoff Win Marred by Lingering Health Concerns

Mark Stone's playoff journey with the Vegas Golden Knights concluded with a fairy tale ending as he played a pivotal role in their impressive victory over the Florida Panthers.
With a well-deserved hat trick, Stone's performance was undoubtedly a moment of pure elation. However, persistent lower back pain has cast a shadow over his season and career.
Fans are familiar with Stone's ongoing struggle with back issues, which led to two surgeries in an attempt to alleviate the problem.
The toll of his condition was evident during the playoffs, particularly in the series against the Edmonton Oilers where he visibly faced challenges.
NHL insider Elliotte Friedman recently highlighted the severity of Stone's situation, raising concerns about his future in the league and the possibility that his career may be cut short.

At 31 years old, Stone's $9.5 million cap hit, extending until the 2026-2027 season, adds complexity to the situation. If he becomes unable to continue playing, the Vegas Golden Knights could benefit from cap relief through the long-term injured reserve (LTIR) designation.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his health, Stone remains determined to return to the ice next season. His unwavering commitment and competitive spirit drive his desire to pursue another Stanley Cup, building upon the team's recent successes
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BREAKING: Devastating Injury Threatens the Future of a Vegas Golden Knights Player

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