Golden Knights center Brett Howden was at the team’s facilities at City National Arena on Friday one day after being stretchered off the ice in Thursday’s 6-1 win against the Nashville Predators.
Coach Pete DeBoer said Howden was sore but had nothing broken. DeBoer said Howden is expected to be out “for a little while.”
Howden was injured in the first period after a neutral-zone collision with Predators left wing Filip Forsberg caused him to crash into the boards. The game was stopped for nine minutes so he could be put on a stretcher. The Knights said Thursday that Howden had no injury to his neck or spine.
“Scary situation,” DeBoer said. “Thankfully it was as good of a result as you can ask for out of something like that.”
Also, DeBoer said left wing Max Pacioretty suffered a setback after being considered a game-time decision Thursday. DeBoer said Pacioretty, who is on injured reserve, is not expected to be available in the near future.