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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Goals in back-to-back games

Holden scored a goal on three shots, doled out three hits and added a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1. Holden's scoring surge continued into the Stanley Cup Semifinals. He's now scored in back-to-back games and he's picked up seven points in 11 playoff contests overall. The defenseman has added 14 shots on net, 36 hits and a plus-5 rating while working in a bottom-four role.
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Lights lamp in Game 6

Holden scored a goal, doled out four hits and blocked three shots in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche in Game 6. The Avalanche struck just 23 seconds into the game, but Holden provided a quick response at 1:15 of the first period. The defenseman has been unusually strong on offense with a goal and five assists in 10 playoff outings. He's added 11 shots on net, 33 hits and 12 blocked shots. Holden is likely to compete with Nicolas Hague for a third-pairing role going forward.
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Garners helper in win

Holden notched an assist, three hits and three blocked shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 3. Holden found Max Pacioretty for the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left in the the third period. The 34-year-old Holden has collected five helpers through eight playoff contests. The defenseman has added 26 hits, six blocked shots and a plus-3 rating since he entered the lineup, and his solid play has helped cover for the absence of Brayden McNabb (COVID-19 protocols).
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Manages assist

Holden recorded an assist, four shots on goal and six hits in Friday's 6-2 win over the Wild in Game 7. Holden was credited with a secondary helper on Mattias Janmark's opening tally at 5:09 of the first period. In his last five games, Holden has racked up four helpers, 18 hits and six shots on net. He's mostly a defensive presence, but the Alberta native hasn't been a liability in the opponent's zone when he's in the lineup.
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Sent to taxi squad

Holden was demoted to the taxi squad Sunday, according to CapFriendly. Holden has been in the lineup for the last four games with Vegas but was scratched Sunday against Arizona. He has two points in 17 games this season.
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Gathers helper

Holden recorded an assist and two PIM in Monday's 6-1 win over the Blues. Holden set up Tomas Nosek for the opening tally at 6:25 of the first period. The 33-year-old Holden has seemingly passed Dylan Coghlan on the depth chart since Zach Whitecloud (upper body) has been out. Holden's played in the last two games. He has two helpers, 21 shots on net, 24 hits and 19 blocked shots in 15 appearances. His limited role on the third pairing makes the veteran defenseman a non-factor in most fantasy formats.
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Hits waivers

Holden was placed on waivers by the Golden Knights on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Holden has been a healthy scratch for nine of Vegas' last 11 games, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The 33-year-old blueliner has tallied one assist in 13 contests this season.
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Grabs first assist of season

Holden recorded an assist and two hits in Monday's 5-1 win over the Blues. Holden was playing in his first game since March 8, as he sat out the last seven contests as a healthy scratch. The 33-year-old earned his first point of the season with the primary assist on Mark Stone's tally 1:20 into the third period. Holden has added 19 hits, 17 blocked shots, 18 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 12 appearances. His inconsistent role in the lineup makes Holden a no-go in virtually all fantasy formats.
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Sent to taxi squad

Holden was placed on the taxi squad Monday, CBS Sports reports. After suiting up in eight straight games with Vegas, Holden was a healthy scratch for Monday's tilt against the Avalanche. The 33-year-old blueliner hasn't scored a point this season and will likely be a depth body more often than not.
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Nick Holden Waivers FAQ

The Golden Knights had to do something to get under the cap before the first game of the season. Today we learned that something was waiving Nick Holden, risking losing a player they signed to a new contract less than a year ago. The salary cap and waivers can be...
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Golden Knights' Nick Holden: Waived by Vegas

Holden was waived by the Golden Knights on Monday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. This move may invoke curiosity, as Holden hasn't appeared in a minor-league contest since his days with AHL Springfield in 2012-13. However, the physical defenseman will be a taxi squad candidate -- if not rostered by AHL Henderson -- in the event that he clears waivers. Vegas courting playmaking blueliner Alex Pietrangelo in the offseason has rendered Holden expendable, at least for the time being.