The Vegas Golden Knights lost a bit of depth when center Cody Glass underwent right knee surgery and is now expected to miss the rest of the season, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal’s David Schoen. Head coach Peter DeBoer added that Glass is expected to be ready for training camp next season.
Glass has been a key figure for the Golden Knights since their inception as the 20-year-old was the team’s first-ever draft pick back as the team selected him sixth-overall back in 2017. Glass dominated they next two seasons in juniors and then joined the Knights’ AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, for their playoff run in which Glass established himself as their top player almost immediately. He tallied seven goals and 15 points in 22 games, leading them to the Calder Cup finals before being eliminated by the Charlotte Checkers.
That extended tenure in the AHL was enough for Vegas to keep Glass on the NHL roster this season, but the rookie struggled on the third line, posting five goals and 12 points in 39 games before going down with a knee injury on Jan. 4. Glass missed 12 games with what was described as a bone bruise. He then was assigned to Chicago to get back up to speed where he scored a goal and an assist in two games. He did return for two games with the Golden Knights in mid-February, but didn’t put up any numbers.
Glass should bounce back and play a bigger role in 2020-21. The forward has been stuck on the team’s third line and could really take a step forward if he can find himself picking up top-six minutes.