Vegas Golden Knights Goalkeeper Robin Lehner is expected to miss the 2022–23 NHL season after hip surgery, the club announced on Thursday.
Lehner, 31, had a 23–17–2 record and a save rate of 0.907 in 44 games against the Golden Knights in the 2021–22 regular season.
A 6’4″, 250-pound goalkeeper from Göthenburg, Sweden, Lehner appeared in 364 NHL regular games over 12 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabers, New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks and Golden Knights.
Lehner has a record of 152–141–49, a savings rate of .917, and 17 closes during his NHL career. He has twice won the William M. Jennings Cup, with the 2019 Islanders and the 2021 Golden Knights.
It looks like Lehner will spend the entire 2022–23 season on the long-term reserve due to injury. He has three years left on his contract, with an annual $5 million cap.
With Laurent Brossoi’s status also uncertain for the time being, Vegas is likely to run alongside Logan Thompson and Michael Hutchinson early in the year – minus any outside additions. Thompson, 25, won 10–5–3 with a save rate of 0.914 in 19 appearances with the Golden Knights last season.