Paul Stastny could be missing in action until the end of this year.
According to TSN, Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant on Monday revealed the veteran center is out indefinitely after suffering a lower-body injury earlier this season against the Sabres.
The report noted that Stastny’s knee injury has left him with a timeline that could be multiple months or month to month.
Stastny left the Blues and joined the Jets at the NHL trade deadline in February but was unable to re-sign with the team despite mutual interest due to Winnipeg’s tight salary cap. He then signed a three-year contract worth $19.5 million with Las Vegas in July.
Stastny, 32, logged 16 goals and 37 assists in 82 games while splitting his time in St. Louis and Winnipeg last season, adding 15 points in 17 playoff games before the Jets were eliminated by the Golden Knights in five games in the Conference Finals.
Despite failing to record a point through three games this season, he has logged 220 goals and 646 points in 824 career regular-season NHL games.
The Golden Knights are slated to host the Sabres at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday.