For the second time this year, the Golden Knights will be without their backup goalie, luckily this time the starter isn’t hurt as well.
Malcolm Subban sustained an upper-body injury during morning skate prior to the Golden Knights game in San Jose. Subban was dressed and was seen sitting under the bench during the game, but was apparently not available to enter that game.
All Star coach Gerard Gallant confirmed the team will recall Maxime Lagace. Lagace started 13 games during the Golden Knights goalie fiasco at the beginning of the year in which they lost three goalies in the team’s first 10 games. Vegas went 6-6-1 in those 13 games while Lagace allowed 3.79 goals per game and posted .872 save percentage. Lagace returned to the AHL with the Chicago Wolves where he has played in 14 games posting a .910 save percentage.
Oscar Dansk, who was sent back to the Wolves on January 24th has yet to start a game.
Both Dansk and Lagace are waiver-exempt this season, so the Golden Knights can freely rotate between the two assuming Dansk is healthy enough to play.
When I read about the injury earlier on NHLtrade rumors, they quoted you guys as the source. Great job!
Why isn’t Dansk getting the callup? I thought he was better….
Dansk has not played since going to Chicago.
Although he is medically cleared, some injuries can have longer term impact on performance even after the medical issues are cured. Oscar may be still working through fitness or quickness or flexibility issues, or even some of confidence which is so important for a goalie.
IN ANY CASE it appears the Knights brain trust thinks that AT THIS MOMENT Legace is the best option.
Since both Dansk and Legace are RFA after this season. I am watching with a lot of interest.