Luca Sbisa hasn’t had a very comfortable season in Vegas so far, suffering several injuries and only suiting up for 24 games. It doesn’t look like it’ll turn around anytime soon, as the defenseman has ruptured a ligament in his hand according to Swiss Hockey News and will be out six to eight weeks.
When healthy, Sbisa has been an effective defenseman for the Golden Knights, using his speed and mobility as a two-way option for the club. With 10 points in those 24 games, he’d almost already matched the 13 points he recorded last season in Vancouver, when he played in all 82 contests.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated Alexander Wennberg off of injured reserve, several weeks ahead of schedule. Wennberg was originally given a four to six week timeline after suffering a back injury on December 21st, less than three weeks ago. While it’s not clear if he’ll get back into the lineup on Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres, it’s very good news for a team that has seen their center depth stretched awfully thin this season.
- With the All-Star rosters announced today, several players around the league not only got a nice emotional reward, but a financial one as well. As CapFriendly tweets, Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Brock Boeser, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin all will receive a $212,500 Schedule A bonus for being named to the squad. Not a bad day at the office.