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Robin Lehner Injury May Keep Him Out For The Regular Season

03/17/2022 at 3:07pm EDT

from Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff,

For the first time, Vegas coach Pete DeBoer was critical of the Golden Knights’ goaltending after a 7-3 thrashing by the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

“We just didn’t get in front of enough pucks,” DeBoer said when asked about the goaltending. “It’s pretty simple. I’m not a goaltending expert, but you’ve got to get in front of a couple.”

The Golden Knights haven’t offered up much in terms of injury updates with nearly $40 million in payroll sidelined: Robin Lehner, Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, Reilly Smith, Alec Martinez and Brayden McNabb are all out.

We’re told the update on Lehner is not positive.

Sources say Lehner suffered patella fracture, a crack in his knee cap, which would explain why he was spotted on crutches when heading home from Vegas’ road trip.

The team is still attempting to determine an exact timeframe for a potential Lehner return, but coupled with the torn labrum in his shoulder that he was already playing through, the fear is Lehner could miss the remainder of the regular season.

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