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Vegas Golden Knights Jonathan Marchessault placed in COVID protocol

William Carrier, Marchessault out minimum 10 days
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Posted at 8:52 AM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-16 16:23:03-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Vegas Golden Knights look to be without another key player this week.

Tuesday, the team placed Jonathan Marchessault on the NHL's COVID protocol list, making him unavailable for Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes and others.

Marchessault joins William Carrier, who was put on the protocol list on Monday. Both are out for a minimum of 10 days.

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In their place, Paul Cotter and Sven Baertschi have been recalled from the Henderson Silver Knights.

VGK coach Pete DeBoer said goalie Robin Lehner has tested negative for COVID on Monday and Tuesday and is expected to remain available for the team's upcoming games.

Golden Knights' captain Mark Stone has returned to the lineup after missing several games but Max Pacioretty, Zach Whitecloud, Nolan Patrick and the newly acquired Jack Eichel remain sidelined.

The Knights are scheduled to take on the Hurricanes Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the T-Mobile Arena followed by the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday and the Columbus Blue Jackets.