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Vegas Golden Knights’ William Karlsson (foot) out six weeks

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Oct 29, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) shoots during the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) shoots during the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The short-handed Vegas Golden Knights saw their roster take another hit Monday.

Vegas center William Karlsson will be out for around six weeks with a broken foot, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Athletic.

Karlsson got hurt Friday in the Golden Knights’ 5-4 shootout win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks. The injury appeared to happen when Karlsson was hit by a shot from teammate Shea Theodore in the third period, the Review-Journal reported.

In eight games this season, Karlsson has one goal and two assists. Last season, he racked up 14 goals and 25 assists while skating in all 56 of the team’s games.

The 28-year-old Swede has compiled 115 goals and 157 assists in eight NHL seasons for the Anaheim Ducks (2014-15), Columbus Blue Jackets (2014-15 to 2016-17) and Vegas (2017-18 to present). He won the Lady Byng Trophy in 2018 for “sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”

The Golden Knights already were missing Max Pacioretty, Mark Stone and Alex Tuch due to injuries. Despite the limited forward options, Vegas has won each of its past three games and scored at least three goals in each of them. The run came immediately after the Golden Knights dropped four consecutive games.

Vegas returns to action Tuesday when it opens a four-game road trip against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

–Field Level Media