If you’re a beer league goalie, you might want to shoot a note to Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee right now.
As the Golden Knights began a road trip with eight of their next nine games away from home, they lost starter Oscar Dansk to injury during a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders.
Dansk, who is 3-0-0 with a .961 even strength save percentage this season, left the game late in the second period.
Maxim Lagace would take over and finish the night and allow four goals on 11 shots faced.
Vegas hasn’t said what Dansk’s status is going forward, but just to be safe they’re bringing in Dylan Ferguson on emergency recall from Kamloops for Tuesday’s game against the New York Rangers. The 18-year-old Ferguson was a seventh-round pick last June and acquired from the Dallas Stars in the Marc Methot deal. In 13 appearances with the WHL’s Blazers he has a 4.05 goals against average and .878 save percentage.
“It’s part of the game. It’s next guy up,” Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant said afterward.
The Golden Knights are used to this by this point. No. 1 Marc-Andre Fleury, who Gallant described as “day-to-day,” is out, along with Malcolm Subban, their No. 2 who was acquired on waivers earlier this month. Lagace was the fourth goaltender to make an appearance for a Vegas team that’s only played 10 games.