Las Vegas–Today veteran and starting goaltender Marc-André Fleury returned to the ice today for the first time since his concussion.
Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reported earlier today on his Twitter account that Fleury hit the ice at “City National Arena” for the first time to get back into the swing of things.
— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) November 8, 2017
Fleury suffered a concussion injury from the Red Wings game in their 6-3 loss when Detroit’s Anthony Mantha collided with the Golden Knights netminder with 8:36 left in the 2nd period. The score of the contest at the time where Mantha’s knee struck Fleury’s head was 1-1.
Fluery’s Injury Against The Detroit Red Wings
Since the absence of Fleury, the Golden Knights have relied heavily on a string of goalies ranging from backup Malcolm Subban to three string netminder Oscar Dansk and fourth-stringer Maxime Lagace.
Subban has recorded 2 wins in the absence of Fleury while Dansk has posted 3 victories to his credit and registered the first shutout in franchise history.
For Subban, his GAA was before he went down with the injury bug was 2.06 and a save percentage of .936. Dansk in his three wins recorded a GAA of 1.78 and a .946 save percentage.
However, for Lagace, he has more of a rough patch since being called upon to backstop the net for Vegas. In his 5 games played on the Golden Knights road trip, his record is 1-4-0-1. Lagace’s save percentage in the span of 5 games was .866 and his GAA at 3.87.
With Fleury, his record with the Golden Knights this before he was put out of commission for Vegas, was 3-1-0 with a GAA of 2.48 and a .925 save percentage.
Having Fleury out there on the ice today at “City National Arena” ahead of the Winnipeg Jets game this Friday is a positive sign for the organization going forward.
His status though still remains up in the air with little information coming out of Vegas on if he returns to the lineup is upcoming or still aways away from regular season action between the pipes for the Golden Knights.