Las Vegas–It’s been a very busy weekend for the Vegas Golden Knights in terms of making roster moves ahead of their 6-game Eastern Conference road trip.
Defenseman Jason Garrison who was put on waivers before the team went on their east coast road swing cleared yesterday.
Earlier today, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on his Twitter account that Garrison will report to the Chicago Wolves tomorrow.
Defenseman Jason Garrison expected to report to Chicago Wolves Monday after clearing waivers Saturday
— Steve Carp (@stevecarprj) October 29, 2017
Garrison has played in just 4 games this season with the Golden Knights and has recorded just 1 point in that span, for the most part, he’s been a healthy scratch for the majority of the campaign.
The veteran defenseman is in the last year of his current 6-year deal that he originally signed when he was a member of the Vancouver Canucks during the 2012-13 season. His AAV cap is $4.6 mil per season. Garrison was the second major transaction that took place for the Golden Knights this past week along with assigning forward Vadim Shipachyov to the Wolves.
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) October 29, 2017
Another move that the team has made today was put defenseman Griffin Reinhart on waivers which opens up a roster spot for the Golden Knights to fill and most likely a call-up by fellow blueliner Shea Theodore.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on his Twitter Account that Theodore is likely to get the nod later today by Vegas.
With Garrison clearing waivers and G Reinhart on waivers, expectation is VGK will later today recall D Shea Theodore from CHI (AHL)
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 29, 2017
Reinhart has skated in any of the 9 regular season games with the Golden Knights and did not have a very good training camp with his new club. His recent struggles to try and crack the lineup has caused General Manager George McPhee to place the former 2012 1st round pick 4th overall on waivers.
Will Theodore being patience on his turn to be called up to the big show with the Golden Knights, he’s spent his time wisely with the Chicago Wolves organization and has provided them with solid defense and point production.
In his 8 games with the Chicago Wolves organization, Theodore has 11 points (5 goals and 11 assists). That equates to 1.38 points per game.
Theodore in another player that the Chicago Wolves have had the luxury of dressing and has been an impact at the AHL level, the other’s have been Alex Tuch, Teemu Pulkkinen, and Tomas Hyka.
Due to roster complications, Theodore has been playing with the Chicago Wolves during the past 8 games.
Update 9:28 AM, October 30:
The Vegas Golden Knights made it official this morning with the announcement that the club has recalled defenseman Theodore from the Chicago Wolves.
On the Wolves roster, Theodore ranks second in points with 11, is the current AHL leader in goals with 5, and his total points put him in a tie with the league among defenseman. Theodore has also produced a multi-point game this season with the Wolves 4 times.