Golden Knights' playoff chances go from bad to worse; Lehner injured, done for the season

Published April 22, 2022 at 2:43 PM
BY MIKE ARMENTI
It appears as though the Vegas Golden Knights' uphill battle to make the playoffs has taken a catastrophic turn as the team's starting goaltender, Robin Lehner, is reportedly done for the season.

Lehner will undergo season-ending knee surgery after trying for too long to play through the pain. Per ESPN's Emily Kaplan, Lehner had suffered a "major knee injury" back on March 8th against the Philadelphia Flyers.


The Golden Knights are sitting at 89 points with just four games remaining this season. If they win out, they'll put up 97 points. The LA Kings, who sit 3rd in the Pacific, currently sit at 94 points with 3 games remaining. The Nashville Predators (93) and Dallas Stars (91) are are the two Wild Card teams out West at current time and, like Vegas, have four games remaining each.


Lehner has had a miserable season by his standards, appearing in just 44 games and posting a 2.83 GAA to go along with a very pedestrian .907 save percentage and one shutout - a far cry from the 2.29/.913 that he posted last season for the Golden Knights.

Lehner has 3 years at $5M per season remaining after this season on his current contract.
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