Mark Stone's Wife Poses With Jersey Referencing Golden Knights Star's Roster Status

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone
Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Much has been made of the salary cap loophole the Vegas Golden Knights have notoriously taken advantage of over the past few seasons, particularly to do with the injury designation of star forward Mark Stone.

Stone has, rather conveniently, been placed on the league's long term injury reserve list in February or March during each of the last three seasons. That designation enables the Golden Knights to take on more salary at the trade deadline without going over the cap, much to the chagrin of NHL fans.

During Monday's game against the Dallas Stars, Stone's wife Hayley posed for a photo with a Golden Knights fan who was wearing a custom jersey referencing Stone's frequent trips to the LTIR.

The fan wore one of Vegas's Winter Classic sweaters, with Stone's No. 61 on the back, but instead of the right winger's name, it instead said, "LTIR."

While NHL fans have been vocal about their disdain for the salary cap maneuvers from Vegas, Hayley took the opportunity to have a laugh over the situation.

In each of the past three years, Stone has returned from LTIR just in time for the Golden Knights' opening round playoff series. This year, against the Stars, he even scored the first goal of the series, a fitting feat in his return to the ice.


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Karl Rasmussen

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