Vegas Golden Knights center Brett Howden was stretched off the ice during the first period of what became a 6-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night after hitting the boards headfirst after a battle for the puck with Filip Forsberg of Nashville:
According to the NHL’s website, Vegas coach Peter DeBoer told reporters Friday that Howden is out indefinitely but luckily avoided a serious setback.
“Injured, nothing broken but probably out for a little while,” DeBoer said of Howden. “Scary situation and luckily about as good a result as you can ask for from something like that. He’s pretty stoned today.”
As reported by ESPN and The Associated Press, Howden was in stable condition in a Las Vegas hospital late Thursday night, but the league update says the 23-year-old was back at the training facility in Las Vegas. the team on Friday.
So far this season, Howden has collected nine goals and 11 assists in 47 games.
Heading into Friday’s NHL action, Vegas was fourth in the Pacific Division standings with 74 points, three points behind the third-placed Edmonton Oilers but just one point behind the Dallas Stars in the hunt for second place. of the conference wild card.
The Golden Knights next host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.