Golden Knights activate Marc-Andre Fleury from IR, assign Maxime Lagace to AHL
The Golden Knights are finally getting their No. 1 goalie back after a 25-game absence
The Vegas Golden Knights will . After missing 25 games with a concussion, Marc-Andre Fleury has been activated from IR. Fleury has been sidelined since Oct. 13 against the Red Wings when he took a hit to the head. He was 3-1 with a 2.48 goals-against average before being injured. The move also will relegate Maxime Lagace to the AHL to play for Chicago.
Fleury's return means that the Oscar Dansk, Malcolm Subban and Maxime Lagace have all started in net, and the Knights have, if nothing else, survived (and even thrived). They currently are 19-9-1 with 39 points, good for second in the Pacific behind the Kings..
Dansk started three games with a 1.78 GAA and a 3-0 record. Subban started nine with a 2.33 GAA and a 7-2 record. Lagace struggled the most for the Knights with a 6-6-1 record in 13 games, along with a 3.79 GAA. With Fleury between the pipes, the Knights finally have some stability at the goalie position -- which was thought to be their deepest before the season started.
If Fleury plays like he did before the injury, it's a godsend for Vegas coach Gerard Gallant. Gallant has done phenomenal work in Fleury's absence, and moving away from a rotation will be huge for the Knights moving forward.
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