Robin Lehner, Vegas Golden Knights goalie, sent home to have an injury assessed

BUFFALO (N.Y.) — The Vegas Golden Knights sent home starting goalie Robin LehnerTo further assess a lower-body injury.

Coach Pete DeBoer made the announcement on Thursday. The Golden Knights were preparing for the game. Buffalo SabresIn the second stop of a 4-game road trip, DeBoer did not provide any details about the injury, except to state that it isn't related to the upper body injury that led to Lehner's five-game absence late last month.

Lehner has been 2-2 since his return, and was coming off an 19-save performance in a 2-1 loss at PhiladelphiaTuesday

Since taking over as starter in Vegas, his overall record is 21-15-1 Marc-Andre FleuryChicago in the offseason.

The latest injury for the Golden Knights is in the Pacific Division standings. They are currently third and in a closely contested playoff race. The team currently has five injured reserve players, including the captain. Mark StoneAlex Martinez, the defenseman.

Laurent BrossoitThe 10-6-3 record holder is scheduled to begin against Buffalo. Vegas was called up Logan ThompsonFor minors.

DeBoer stated forward Reilly SmithWe would not play against Buffalo.

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