Las Vegas–In his supposed scheduled debut with the Chicago Wolves tonight against the Milwaukee Admirals it appears that Vadim Shipachyov has other ideas with his recent AHL assignment.

Shipachyov recently reported to the Chicago Wolves for the 2nd time in his North American playing career.

It’s being reported by Eric Engels who is a Reporter for Rogers Sportsnet tweeted earlier today that Shipachyov will not be playing tonight and has elected to return home to Las Vegas to be with his family.

Our colleague Sheng Peng with Hockey Buzz spoke with Chicago Wolves Wendell Young yesterday and confirmed that Shipachyov on making his debut for the Vegas Golden Knights AHL affiliate against Admirals.

Seen below, was Shipachyov practicing with the Chicago Wolves while they were in Grand Rapids yesterday before their matchup against the Griffins who are the Detroit Red Wings AHL affiliate.

The Vegas Golden Knights also confirmed that Shipachyov is not in the lineup for the Chicago Wolves vs. Milwaukee Admirals.


On Sunday, it was confirmed by the Golden Knights that they have suspended Shipachyov for leaving his AHL assignment to fly back home to Vegas to be with family.

Sportsnet’s Engels reported the news earlier today.

He also reported that if Shipachyov is not traded by tomorrow by the Golden Knights that he will be likely terminated and sent back to Russia.

Shipachyov signed a 2-year deal with the Golden Knights back in May worth $9 million and an AAV of $4.5 mil per season. He’s only scored 1 goal in three games played this season with the Golden Knights and had 1 assist in 4 preseason contests.

The Russian playmaker was supposed to be the team’s top line center to play with forwards like James Neal and David Perron but things for him just have not panned out for the SKA St. Petersburg star.

In his debut against the Boston Bruins, Shipachyov centered a line with forwards Alex Tuch and Brandon Leipsic. In that game, he found some chemistry with Tuch on his first NHL career goal.

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