The Vegas Golden Knights have their starting goaltender back.
Fleury hasn’t played since Oct. 13 when Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha collided with the 33-year-old as he drove to the net. Fleury was shaken up on the play but saw it through, picking up his first loss of the season after allowing six goals on 27 shots.
Fleury was solid in the crease in the four games he figured into, going 3-1-0 with a .925 save percentage and a 2.48 goals-against average.
Their combined record, despite a clear lacking of NHL experience, has been remarkable:
- Malcolm Subban – 10 GP, 7-2-0, .924 save percentage
- Maxime Lagace – 14 GP, 6-6-1, .872 save percentage
- Oscar Dansk – 4 GP, 3-0-0, .946 save percentage
- Dylan Ferguson – 1 GP, 0-0-0, .500 save percentage
Remember when Subban was claimed off waivers on the eve of the start of the regular season? Quite the steal.
That adds up to a 16-8-1 record with Fleury out of the lineup, which is incredible given how banged up Vegas got between the pipes.
The Golden Knights are on a four-game heater at the moment, and with Subban playing admirably — winning his past three starts — it remains to be seen if Fleury takes the crease on Tuesday.
If not Tuesday, Fleury is surely a lock to get the start against his former team. The Pittsburgh Penguins come to town on Thursday.