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.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Ellis, 27, taking a team-friendly deal helps the Predators to keep their impressive top-four...
The team will wear the jersey on a limited basis in 2019-2020
Larkin is poised to take the reigns from Henrik Zetterberg in the not-too-distant future
Imagining what each NHL team would look like if it morphed into another company
Mikita, who has a statue outside the United Center, still holds numerous Blackhawks record...
It had a salt rim and everything