Lehner will undergo shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
It's unclear when Lehner suffered a shoulder injury, but Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon called it a "clean-up surgery." The 29-year-old signed a big five-year extension this offseason and is expected to be Vegas' No. 1 netminder going forward.
Lehner signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension with the Golden Knights on Saturday, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Lehner began the 2019-20 campaign with the Blackhawks, compiling a 16-10-5 record while posting a 3.01 GAA and .918 save percentage in 33 appearances. The 29-year-old Swede was then dealt to Vegas at the deadline, and established himself as the Golden Knights No. 1 netminder in short order, registering an impressive 1.94 GAA and .921 save percentage in 19 games, including 16 postseason contests. Marc-Andre Fleury is still in the picture, but the Knights are likely actively shopping him, and either way, Lehner will enter the 2020-21 campaign as Vegas' starter.
Lehner surrendered three goals on 26 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars in Monday's Game 5.
Lehner was unable to make a two-goal lead stand, as the Stars erased it in the third period and won in overtime with the help of a pair of power-play goals. The Swede permitted eight goals on 93 shots over four appearances in the Western Conference finals, losing his last three starts. He had four shutouts in 16 postseason appearances.
Lehner will patrol the crease for Game 5 against the Stars on Monday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
After shutting Dallas out in Game 2, Lehner has lost his last two starts, allowing five goals on 43 shots. With the Golden Knights facing elimination, they'll turn to the 29-year-old once more to try and extend the season.
Lehner stopped 18 of 20 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Stars in Game 4.
Lehner was unable to protect a one-goal lead, allowing Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn to put the Stars ahead by the end of the second period. The Golden Knights were unable to break through in the third, and Lehner took his second consecutive loss. The Swede has leaked five goals on his last 43 shots, which hasn't been good enough in a tightly-contested series. A starting goalie for Monday's Game 5 has yet to be named.
Lehner will tend the twine in Saturday's Game 4 versus the Stars, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Lehner allowed three goals on 23 shots in Thursday's overtime loss, but he's bounced back well this postseason. The last three times he allowed three or more goals in a game, he followed up with a shutout in the next outing. The Golden Knights will lean on him for that caliber of play with a chance to even the series on the line.
Lehner made 20 saves on 23 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars in Game 3.
Lehner made a save right at the end of the third period that appeared to hit his knee where there was no padding. He came out for overtime, but Alexander Radulov beat him on the first shot of the extra time. Lehner has been boom or bust in the playoffs -- he has four shutouts in his last eight games, but he's also give up 12 goals in the four non-shutouts in that span. Head coach Pete DeBoer may turn back to Marc-Andre Fleury for Saturday's Game 4 given Lehner's relatively poor performance Thursday.
Lehner will patrol the crease for Thursday's Game 3 showdown against Dallas, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Lehner was locked in the Game 2 victory Tuesday, stopping all 24 shots he faced in the victory. The Swede took a back seat to Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 1, however, it's likely that it's Lehner's crease going forward should he continue to play well. Since the NHL's restart, Lehner has gone 9-4-0 along with a 1.84 GAA and .924 save percentage in 13 appearances.
Lehner kicked out 24 shots Tuesday in a 3-0 win over Dallas in Game 2.
Lehner was making his first appearance of the series after taking a backseat to Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 1. He responded with his fourth shutout of the playoffs, all of which have come over his last seven starts. Lehner lowered his postseason GAA to a miniscule 1.84, while his save percentage sits at .924. Fleury was no slouch in his Game 1 loss, stopping 24 of 25 shots, so Vegas coach Peter DeBoer has an interesting decision to make for Game 3 on Thursday.
Lehner will start Game 2 on Tuesday against Dallas, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
The big Swedish netminder is back between the pipes after ceding the crease to veteran Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 1. Lehner should be well-rested after a busy seven-game series against Vancouver and ready to build upon his sterling 1.99 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Lehner posted a 14-save shutout in Friday's 3-0 win over the Canucks in Game 7.
Lehner delivered his third shutout of the series, but he didn't have to do a whole lot to earn it. He had a couple of big saves in the contest, and finally got some goal support when Shea Theodore broke through against Thatcher Demko in the third period. Lehner was strong at times, but he didn't register a save percentage over .900 in his three losses against the Canucks. The 29-year-old will likely be tested more by the Stars in the Western Conference finals.
Lehner will patrol the crease for Friday's Game 7 showdown with Vancouver, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Lehner took back-to-back losses in Games 5 and 6, allowing a combined five goals on 39 shots, but Golden Knights head coach Peter DeBoer will rely on him once more in an important Game 7 contest. The 29-year-old netminder owns a 2.17 GAA and .914 save percentage in 11 games this postseason.
Lehner allowed three goals on 22 shots in a 4-0 loss to the Canucks in Thursday's Game 6. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
For the second straight game, the Golden Knights controlled play fairly well. Lehner gave up an early goal to Jake Virtanen, which was enough to stick him with the loss. The 29-year-old Lehner has allowed five goals on his last 40 shots. With Game 7 on Friday, it's very possible Marc-Andre Fleury gets the start in the second half of a back-to-back.
Lehner will tend the twine for Thursday's Game 6 against the Canucks, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Lehner failed to see support from his teammates in the Game 5 loss, yielding two goals on the 17 shots he faced. In the series alone, the netminder has gone 2-2-0 along with a 1.53 GAA and .940 save percentage.
Lehner yielded two goals on 17 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Canucks in Game 5.
Lehner didn't get enough goal support from his Golden Knights teammates, who managed just one goal on 43 shots against Thatcher Demko. Over his last six games, Lehner has alternated between strong and mediocre performances. He's lost both of his starts after his two shutouts against the Canucks. A starting goalie for Thursday's Game 6 has yet to be named.
Lehner will take on the Canucks in Game 5 on Tuesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Lehner has been something of a brick wall in the series, turning aside a whopping 79 of 83 shots through Games 1-3. He got a breather in the second of a back-to-back set in Game 4 on Sunday, so he should be nice and fresh to help propel Vegas into Round 3 with a victory Tuesday.
Lehner posted a 31-save shutout in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Canucks in Game 3.
Lehner faced 16 shots in the first period, and then just 15 shots combined over the final two periods as the Golden Knights defense clamped down. It's his second shutout in three games versus the Canucks in the series. If he starts Sunday's Game 4, Lehner has a high ceiling for DFS managers, as he's won seven of his nine games in the playoffs.
Lehner will patrol the blue paint in Game 3 on Saturday against Vancouver, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
After stopping all 26 shots he faced in a Game 1 shutout win, Lehner coughed up four goals on 26 shots as the Canucks tied the series in Game 2. For the postseason, he's sporting a .909 save percentage and 2.34 GAA alongside a 6-2-0 record.
Lehner won't be between the pipes Thursday for Game 3 between the Golden Knights and the Canucks, as the contest has been postponed, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
In addition, Game 3 between the Islanders and Flyers has also been postponed as the NHL has decided to follow the NBA's lead and push back several contests following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. Both games will be rescheduled -- the league figures to resume play Friday or Saturday in conjunction with the resumption of the NBA playoffs.
Lehner gave up four goals on 26 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Canucks in Game 2 on Tuesday. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Lehner wasn't able to recapture his Game 1 form, when he posted a 26-save shutout. Tyler Toffoli beat Lehner just 1:29 into the game, and Bo Horvat added a pair while Elias Pettersson also scored on the Swedish goalie. Tuesday was the first time the 29-year-old had allowed more than three goals in a game in eight postseason appearances. Head coach Pete DeBoer hasn't named a starting goalie for Thursday's Game 3, but Marc-Andre Fleury could get a look given Lehner's somewhat inconsistent play.
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|09/08||vs DAL||W 3-0||1||0||0||0||24||24|
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|09/03||@ VAN||L 0-4||0||1||0||3||19||22|
|09/01||vs VAN||L 1-2||0||1||0||2||15||17|
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