The Vegas Golden Knights are facing a lot of challenges so far in their inaugural season. They're dealing with injuries to their three first goalies, and now they will have to deal with the absence of one of their veteran for the next to games. As confirmed by head coach Gerard Gallant, defenseman Luca Sbisa will not travel with the team for the games in Edmonton and Vancouver.
Sbisa, 27, was drafted 19th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2008. He was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in a trade involving defenseman Chris Pronger. After spending four seasons in the Ducks organisation, the Swiss defenseman was traded to the Vancouver Canucks, in a trade involving Ryan Kesler. Vegas claimed him in the Expansion Draft last June.
In 16 games played so far this season, he registered eight points. Sbisa played 481 games in the NHL so far in his career, registering 96 points. He added four points in 20 playoff games.
The Golden Knights will play against the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow night, and against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.