Vegas Golden Knights Captain Practices in Contact Jersey

It appears that there is a very good chance that Mark Stone will be available to play for the Vegas Golden Knights on opening night. The captain practiced in a full-contact jersey on Monday with the team.

This is certainly a notable step in the right direction. If he has no setbacks due to this change, there's no question that he will be in Vegas' lineup in their first regular-season game. The 30-year-old was limited to only 37 games this past season due to a lingering back injury, where he had nine goals and 21 assists.

Here's to hoping that Stone continues to make progress and can return to game action as soon as the regular season starts.

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