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Robin Lehner day-to-day with upper-body injury

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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury sustained at morning skate.

Marc-Andre Fleury made his second consecutive start with the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, 1-0 loss to Anaheim at T-Mobile Arena.

“Robin tweaked something this morning at morning skate,” said coach Pete DeBoer after Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Anaheim. “We were hoping it was minor and he’d be able to come to the game tonight and not have any issues, but that wasn’t the case.

Lehner, in the first season of a five-year extension ($5 million AAV) he signed with Vegas in the offseason, is 3-1-1 with an .890 save percentage and 2.96 GAA. He hasn’t looked as sharp as Fleury to start the year, but Lehner is coming off offseason shoulder surgery.

It’s unclear if that’s what’s bothering Lehner, but at most, the expectation is him to miss Saturday’s game against San Jose. Oscar Dansk will likely serve as the backup to Fleury like he did Thursday.

The Golden Knights play at the Sharks on Saturday and home against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

Fleury lost his first start of the season Thursday despite making 27 saves, dropping to 5-1-0 this season. His save percentage now sits at .929 with a 1.68 goals-against average.

Now we can see why the Penguins want him back like the Jackson 5.

Danny Webster covers the Vegas Golden Knights for Vegas Hockey Now. Follow him on Twitter @DannyWebster21.

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Danny Webster has covered the Vegas Golden Knights since their inaugural season. A graduate from the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at UNLV, Danny has written about the Golden Knights for NHL.com and SB Nation. He is now the lead reporter covering this young franchise for Vegas Hockey Now. Follow him on Twitter @DannyWebster21.

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[…] Fleury was a major part of the story for the Vegas Golden Knights. Fleury, starting in place of the injured Robin Lehner, made several spectacular stops including one that is guaranteed highlight material for the rest of […]

[…] story is that Fleury even started at all. Robin Lehner was expected to start, but sustained an upper-body injury at morning skate and was not able to go. Oscar Dansk served as the […]

[…] Marc-Andre Fleury made his second consecutive start last night as starting netminder Robin Lehner is out with a lower-body injury. (Vegas Hockey Now) […]

[…] mistake of a signing, that’s not the issue here. Lehner has been bad this season, and now he’s hurt. McCrimmon and DeBoer are lucky they fanned on moving […]

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