Røndbjerg, 24, does not require waivers for the time being after he passed through unclaimed during the preseason, and the team is taking full advantage of his temporary exempt status. The Danish winger was on his fourth recall of the season, two of which have come in the last week.
A third-round pick of the Golden Knights in their inaugural 2017 draft class, Røndbjerg is inching ever closer to becoming an everyday NHL option for the Knights. He’s in the second season of a three-year, $2.3MM extension signed in 2022 that converts from a two-way deal to a one-way pact starting this year.
The strong-bodied winger was off to a strong start this season, recording a point in each of his first two appearances for Vegas back in mid-October. He last played in a game on November 2, logging a shot on goal in 10:20 of action in a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Since then, he’s been on the roster as needed for the team to have an extra body around. The team has been without center Nicolas Roy for nearly two weeks with an undisclosed injury, and he remains on injured reserve.
In six appearances with AHL Henderson, Røndbjerg has three assists and a +2 rating. Ideally, he can get some sustained action in the minors for the next while to continue his development, although it’s likely he may get recalled again before the Knights face the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Røndbjerg can stay on Vegas’ NHL roster for up to 30 days (or play in ten NHL games) before he requires waivers to head to Henderson again.