Vegas Golden Knights starting goaltender Robin Lehner will miss the entire 2022-23 season as he will require hip surgery. The announcement was made by the Golden Knights via Twitter on Thursday morning.
A timeline for Lehner’s recovery, as well as a date for his surgery, will be determined at a later date.
NEWS: Robin Lehner is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 NHL season after it was determined that he will require hip surgery. An exact timeline of his recovery is to be determined. #VegasBorn
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) August 11, 2022
Lehner is entering his fourth year with the Golden Knights. He struggled in 2021-22 after taking over the starting role from Marc-Andre Fleury full-time. Last season he posted a .907 save percentage and a 2.83 goals against average in 44 games played.
He has three seasons remaining on his contract with the VGK, which pays him $5 million per season. Lehner will most certainly be placed on LTIR by the VGK. The Golden Knights can use this cap space to re-sign Nicolas Hague and Jake Leschyshyn, who remain unsigned restricted free agents.
All the best to Lehner as he goes through a challenging time in his hockey career.
The Golden Knights have Laurent Brossoit, Logan Thompson, and Michael Hutchinson as other goaltenders on the team.
This story is being updated in real-time. Check back later for more updates.