Golden Knights’ Stastny unfit to play vs. Blackhawks, Pacioretty returns

Paul Stastny Is headed back to join the Winnipeg Jets. (John Locher/AP)

Vegas Golden Knights forwards Paul Stastny and Tomas Nosek have been designated unfit to play, while forward Max Pacioretty draws back into the lineup for Game 3 of the team’s first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

Pacioretty played 18:08 and had four shots against Chicago in Game 1, but did not play in all three of the Golden Knights’ round-robin matchups after suffering a minor injury during the first week of Phase 3 training camp.

Stastny, a veteran pivot, has put up two points in five post-season games for Vegas, both of which came in the Golden Knights’ 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks in Game 2.

Nosek, 27, has two points in four playoff appearances for Vegas this season.

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