Saturday, October 14, 2017
NHL news: Shipachyov recalled by Vegas, Haula to IR
The Vegas Golden Knights have recalled C Vadim Shipachyov from the Chicago Wolves (AHL).
Due to the fact that he's exempt for waivers, Shipachyov was sent to the minors before the season started. Then, he was held out of the first two AHL games. But he's still probably one of the best players on the team. Shipachyov signed a two year, $4.5 million deal in the offseason from St. Petersburg (KHL). His season debut will be his NHL debut.
Shipachyov, 30, scored 26 goals and 50 assists for 76 points in 50 games in Russia last year. That was his third consecutive point-per-game season.
The corresponding move was placing F Erik Haula on IR. Haula was injured while participating the first fight in Knights history, vs the Red Wings' Tomas Tatar in a 6-3 loss.
Haula, 26, was selected in the expansion draft by the Golden Knights from the Minnesota WIld. He has a goal and an assist in four games for the Knights this young season. In his NHL career for Vegas and the Wild, Haula has scored 43 goals and 48 assists for 91 points in 270 games.