Report: Golden Knights' goalie Lehner to have surgery, out for the season

Vancouver Canucks left wing Juho Lammikko (91) attempts a shot on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner is having surgery and will likely be done for the season, ESPN is reporting.

Lehner recently returned from a knee injury. ESPN is speculating that the season-ending surgery is on his knee.

Lehner played five games after returning on April 3 from what the team termed a "lower-body injury."

Although Lehner struggled with an .889 save percentage in five appearances since his return, backup Logan Thompson has won seven of his past 10 decisions, with a save percentage of .922.

Lehner's play was criticized by Knights coach Pete DeBoer, and he was pulled after the first period of Wednesday's overtime win over the Washington Capitals after stopping 12 of 13 shots.

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