Report: Golden Knights looking to add defenseman
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The Vegas Golden Knights are looking to add a defenseman before the trade deadline on Feb. 24, according to league sources of The Athletic's Jesse Granger.

Losers of three straight games, the Golden Knights have allowed at least four goals in four of their last five outings and have conceded 3.02 goals against per contest this season.

Vegas also gives up 10.69 high-danger scoring chances per game at five-on-five, the 18th-most in the league, and has seen its 19th-ranked penalty kill dwindle as the year has progressed.

Month PPGA PPOA PK%
Oct 5 51 90.1%
Nov 9 40 75.5%
Dec 11 51 78.4%
Jan 6 11 54.5%

However, the Golden Knights are pressed against the cap, with only $117,626 in projected space, and would need to move out a contract of equal amount to make a deal possible.

Vegas begins an eight-game road trip on Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres.

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