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Report: Season-ending surgery for Knights goalie Robin Lehner

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Apr 6, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) leaves the ice after the Golden Knights were defeated by the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner will have season-ending knee surgery, ESPN reported Friday.

Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer, however, disputed the report when asked by beat reporters why Lehner was not in attendance on Friday.

“Not to my knowledge. It was a maintenance day today,” DeBoer said. “I expect him at practice tomorrow. I expect him dressed on Sunday.”

Lehner sustained the injury on March 8 at Philadelphia and was placed on injured reserve six days later.

He returned to action on April 3 and started Wednesday’s game against the Washington Capitals. He was pulled after stopping 12 of 13 shots in the first period.

Lehner, 30, finishes with a 23-17-2 record with one shutout, a 2.83 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in 44 starts.

With four regular-season games left, Vegas (42-31-5, 89 points) trails the Dallas Stars by two points for the second wild-card slot in the Western Conference.

Lehner is 152-141-49 with 17 shutouts, a 2.71 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 364 career games (345 starts) with the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks and Golden Knights.

–Field Level Media