The Vegas Golden Knights announced that they’ve recalled Jonas Rondbjerg, Daniil Miromanov, and Jake Leschyshyn ahead of tonight’s preseason contest against the Colorado Avalanche. The trio of two forwards and one defenseman could suit up tonight on the road as the Golden Knights continue their preseason schedule.
Rondbjerg, Leschyshyn, and Miromanov were all assigned to the AHL’s Henderson Silver Knights on Saturday as part of a larger cut from Vegas’ training camp roster.
None of the three skaters are expected to crack the opening-night lineup, and their recall gives the Knights some extra roster flexibility for tonight’s game. It’s extremely likely that they’re re-assigned to Henderson within the next few days.
That isn’t to say that some of these names aren’t intriguing — especially Miromanov’s. The 24-year-old undrafted free agent can play both defense and wing and is the most likely out of these three names to get called up this year if injuries strike. Miromanov’s now had multiple years of professional experience in the KHL, Czech Extraliga, ECHL, and AHL. He impressed with HK Sochi in the KHL last season, tallying 10 goals and 29 points in 58 games. His versatility and professional experience make him a viable candidate.
Leschyshyn and Rondbjerg are both products of the Knights’ inaugural 2017 draft class, picked in the second and third rounds respectively. They’ve both garnered at least a year of AHL experience, but need more development time before they’re considered for a call-up.