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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Undergoes surgery

Kolesar (undisclosed) recently underwent surgery and is now rehabilitating, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. The 25-year-old winger was injured in the final week of the regular season. While no official timeline has been provided, it seems likely Kolesar should be cleared in time for the start of the regular season. He'd likely fill a bottom-six role for the Golden Knights, though the restricted free agent is in need of a new contract.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Injured Sunday

Kolesar (undisclosed) didn't finish Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Sharks, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Kolesar appeared to suffer an injury in the second period, and he didn't join the Golden Knights' bench in the third. The rough-and-tumble winger had an assist, three shots on goal and three hits prior to his exit. The 25-year-old has been solid in a bottom-six role with 24 points, 246 hits, 94 shots on net and 68 PIM in 77 appearances. An update on Kolesar's status should be available before Tuesday's game versus the Stars.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Scores on rush

Kolesar scored a goal on three shots and added four hits in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Devils. Kolesar got loose on the rush and tallied at 17:37 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1. This was just his second point in seven games in April, as he's struggled to get much offense going in a fourth-line role. The 25-year-old has still taken a step forward for the season with seven goals, 16 helpers, 90 shots, 237 hits, 68 PIM and a minus-6 rating through 75 contests.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: In Sunday's lineup

Kolesar (upper body) will play Sunday against the Canucks, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Kolesar will suit up after missing Friday's tilt with Seattle. The second-year winger has six goals and 21 points through 68 games this season. He'll slide back into his usual bottom-six role Sunday.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Unavailable Friday

Kolesar (upper body) is not in Friday's lineup against the Kraken, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Kolesar was injured during Wednesday's victory over Seattle and will now miss at least one game as a result. His next chance to play will be against the Canucks on Sunday. Pavel Dorofeyev will take his place in Friday's lineup.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Suffers upper-body injury

Kolesar (upper body) was shaken up on a hit in the first period of Wednesday's game versus the Kraken, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Kolesar did not join the Golden Knights after either intermission, though the team did not officially rule him out for the game. The winger also fought Kraken defenseman Jamie Oleksiak prior to his exit. More information on Kolesar's status should surface before Friday's rematch with the Kraken -- the Golden Knights can hardly afford to lose another forward after rolling a seven-defensemen lineup Wednesday.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Heavy hitter Saturday

Kolesar failed to record a point but racked up 12 hits in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks. In his last six games, Kolesar has two helpers and 47 hits -- that's a lot of collisions for the hard-nosed winger. The 24-year-old has blossomed into an effective bottom-six presence for the Golden Knights this season. He's at 21 points, 207 hits, 81 shots on net, 61 PIM and a minus-6 rating while averaging 13:02 of ice time per game in 67 contests.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Sends another assist

Kolesar posted an assist and six hits in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Kings. Kolesar has notched three helpers and 18 hits in his last four contests. The 24-year-old winger won't often get on the scoresheet at this pace, but he's been steady in a bottom-six role with 21 points, 76 shots on net, 175 hits and 59 PIM through 63 outings.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Doles out pain in win

Kolesar notched an assist and nine hits in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Panthers. Kolesar has earned an assist in two of his last three games, and he took his physicality to a new level with a season-high nine hits Thursday. The 24-year-old winger has been a reliable part of the Golden Knights' bottom six with 20 points, 169 hits, 76 shots on net, 59 PIM and a minus-5 rating in 62 contests. The only game he's missed this season was as a healthy scratch.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Garners helper in loss

Kolesar notched an assist and went minus-2 in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Blue Jackets. Kolesar snapped his six-game point drought with the helper on Evgenii Dadonov's second-period tally. Offense is a secondary part of Kolesar's physical playing style. The 24-year-old winger has 19 points, 76 shots on net, 157 hits, 54 PIM and a minus-3 rating through 60 contests. He's been one of the most consistent parts of the Golden Knights' lineup in an injury-plagued season for the team, but his limited scoring capability diminishes his potential for fantasy managers.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Opens scoring Tuesday

Kolesar scored a goal, doled out three hits and added two PIM in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Sharks. Kolesar converted on a crafty pass from Brett Howden at the 2:16 mark of the first period. This was Kolesar's second goal in his last four games, though he's more known for his physical play than his scoring. The 24-year-old's up to six goals, 18 points, 71 shots on net, 137 hits and 47 PIM in 53 contests.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Notches opening goal

Kolesar scored a goal and added two PIM in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Sharks. Kolesar struck at 10:14 of the first period, and the Golden Knights led the rest of the way. This was his first goal in three games. The winger was a healthy scratch in Jack Eichel's first game, but Nolan Patrick's upper-body injury has allowed Kolesar to retake a spot on the fourth line. Kolesar has five goals, 17 points, 69 shots on net, 132 hits, 43 PIM and a plus-1 rating in 50 appearances this season.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Buries shorthanded goal

Kolesar scored a shorthanded goal, levied four hits and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sabres. Kolesar got loose for a goal at 4:27 of the second period on a feed from Brett Howden. The 24-year-old Kolesar hadn't picked up a shorthanded point prior to Tuesday's tally. The Manitoba native is up to a career-high four goals, 16 points, 63 shots on net, 125 hits and 41 PIM through 46 appearances this season. He's emerged as a fixture in the Golden Knights' bottom six.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Nets first career power-play goal

Kolesar scored a power-play goal on two shots in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs. Kolesar tied the game at 1-1 with his first career power-play tally in the first period. The 24-year-old saw time on the power play with Nicolas Roy entering the COVID-19 protocols before Tuesday's game. Kolesar is up to three goals, a career-best 14 points, 53 shots on net, 103 hits, 33 PIM and a plus-1 rating through 39 appearances. He could continue to see a slightly larger role in the short term, though his fantasy appeal likely remains limited to deeper formats.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Records helper in win

Kolesar notched an assist and five hits in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Rangers. Kolesar set up Mattias Janmark's second-period tally. The 24-year-old Kolesar remains steady in a third-line role with a goal and four helpers in his last nine contests. The Manitoba native has matched his 13-point out from 44 games last season in just 37 outings this year. He's added 50 shots on net, 97 hits and a plus-2 rating in 2021-22.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Chips in with assist

Kolesar managed an assist, four shots on goal, four hits and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets. Kolesar set up Michael Amadio for the opening tally at 13:05 of the first period. While far from a regular contributor on offense, Kolesar has a goal and three assists in his last seven outings. The third-liner is up to 12 points, 49 shots, 89 hits, 28 PIM and a plus-3 rating in 35 contests. He needs one point to match his output from last season.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Lights lamp Tuesday

Kolesar scored a goal in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Kings. Kolesar gave the Golden Knights a 2-0 lead in the first period after he tipped in a shot attempt by Ben Hutton. With a goal and two helpers in his last five games, Kolesar is showing a slight uptick in offense. He's at 11 points, 42 shots on net, 83 hits and 23 PIM in 33 contests, mainly as a bottom-six option.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Slings assist Thursday

Kolesar posted an assist and two hits in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Devils. Kolesar set up William Carrier for a go-ahead goal in the second period. The 24-year-old Kolesar continues to be an occasional contributor on offense, as he has just two assists through eight games in December. The Manitoba native is up to nine points, 77 hits, 41 shots on net, 23 PIM and a minus-2 rating in 29 outings overall as a bottom-six forward.
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Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Logs helper in win

Kolesar provided an assist and logged two hits in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Stars. Kolesar set up linemate Michael Amadio for a third-period tally. The assist ended a four-game point drought for Kolesar. The 24-year-old is up to eight points, 39 shots on net, 68 hits, 23 PIM and a minus-2 rating in 25 contests. While he's seen some time in a middle-six role this year, he'll likely remain in a fourth-line capacity as long as the Golden Knights' forward group stays healthy.
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