Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (age 30, will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery amid playoff push

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin LehnerThe team announced Monday that the team will be undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery.

Vegas, fighting with the Dallas StarsFor the second and last wild-card berths in the Western Conference, there are three games left. They will be played with 25-year olds. Logan ThompsonIn net. On Tuesday night, the Stars will face off against the Golden Knights.

Lehner, 30 years old, informed the Golden Knights that he would be having the shoulder surgery last Thursday. Sources told ESPN's Emily Kaplan Monday. Sources claim that Lehner's team doctor confirmed this option on Saturday. Lehner was asked by the Golden Knights to delay his surgery. They said that they needed him as a backup for Sunday's operation, due to salary-cap implications.

“Robin has tried his best to overcome the injury he sustained on February 9, and we were hopeful rest and rehabilitation would allow him to finish the season,” the team stated in a statement. “He initially rehabbed, and was able return to play March 1. Although rehab and rest were sometimes effective, Robin decided that the best course of action after consulting with the team medical staff.

Lehner served as an assistant Sunday night when the Golden Knights lost against the San Jose SharksThey lost, 5-4, in a shootout that severely damaged their playoff hopes.

Lehner also sustained a knee injury March 8, and the entire season has been long. The Golden Knights, early favorites to win Stanley Cup, have had a difficult stretch of play, especially at home, due to injuries at forward and defence. Vegas lost to San Jose in a devastating loss. Vegas is not heading to the playoffs. New Jersey DevilsAmong the Eastern Conference teams that were eliminated was, which was last week at T-Mobile Arena.

“It's hard to lose one point after working hard,” Vegas coach Peter DeBoer declared Sunday night following the Sharks loss. “But we don't have time to be worried. We hope it doesn't cost our playoff spot. If it does, that's one tough decision to make all summer.

Lehner was hurt in his knee during a traffic accident. Philadelphia Flyers. After the initial injury, he was unable to travel with the team on the road trip and missed several of the subsequent games. On April 3, he returned to the team and posted a record of 2-2-1 with a 3.21 goals against average and a.889 save rate.

Last Friday, DeBoer denied Lehner was out of the season after being asked about the report following a Friday practice.

He replied, “Not to his knowledge.” “It was a maintenance-day today. I expect him to practice tomorrow. I expect him to be dressed on Sunday.

Lehner was ejected last Wednesday after the first period of the match against the Washington CapitalsAfter 13 shots, they allowed only one goal. Washington was defeated by the Golden Knights 4-3 in overtime.

Thompson is currently 9-5-1 and has a 2.64 goals against average for this season. However, he was in net Sunday during the Sharks meltdown. Three minutes remained, Vegas held the lead in that game with a score of 4-2. Jiri PateraThompson's backup was recalled by the American Hockey League.

Vegas, now in its fifth year of joining the NHL has never missed the playoffs and reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018.

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