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Knights Nuggets: Bettman confirms that Golden Knights will be exempt from Seattle expansion draft

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Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes.

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Rise and shine! Let’s go over some news and notes:

- Alex Tuch has not only been ruled out for the season opener, but he was also placed on Vegas’ injured reserve list Tuesday. Not great! [KOI]

- Brandon ran an NHL 19 simulation of the Golden Knights’ season. Spoiler alert, but don’t be surprised when NHL 19 is wrong (again). [KOI]

- Did you hear that there’s an official Golden Knights license plate now? Because there is. And you should buy one. [KOI]

- Jillian continues the Pacific Division Preview series. Yesterday, she took a look at the Edmonton Connor McDavids. [KOI]

- It was reported back in March that the Golden Knights would be exempt from the eventual Seattle expansion draft. Tuesday, that report was confirmed by Gary Bettman himself.

In other news...

- Speaking of the Seattle expansion draft, there’s pretty much a 99.9999 percent chance that the Emerald City is getting an NHL team. [The Athletic]

- Auston Matthews is terrified of eggs.

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