Las Vegas–In their first season in the National Hockey League, the Vegas Golden Knights were hit with the injury bug once again and this time it was backup goaltender Malcolm Subban was that latest player on the team to be bitten by it.
It’s expected that Subban will be out of commission for at least 4 weeks.
In last nights game against the St. Louis Blues Subban was having himself a stellar performance between the pipes for the Golden Knights. Before he was hurt in the 3rd period, Subban stopped 37 of 38 shots he faced before going down.
For Subban in his game against the Blues had an ice time of 50:50.
According to what Head Coach Gerard Gallant indicated on the condition of Subban, he characterized it as a lower-body injury.
This puts the Golden Knights in a very interesting spot in net given that starting netminder Marc-André Fleury is still recovering from his concussion injury that he sustained in the game vs the Detroit Red Wings back on October 13 that featured a 6-3 loss.
Subban on the season currently has a 2-0-0 record that includes a 2.06 GAA and .936 save percentage.
General Manager George McPhee released a statement today on the current status of Subban.
“Injuries provide opportunities for others and that is the situation we have here,” said General Manager George McPhee. “Our top two goaltenders are currently sidelined so we will now give our AHL goalies the chance to play in their absence. We felt Oscar Dansk performed well in relief on Saturday in his NHL debut.”
The team is expected to be recalling a goaltender from the Chicago Wolves later today after the completion of their game against the Tuscon Roadrunners.