McCrimmon Denies Rumor that Golden Knights are Targeting Fleury

Source: Stephen R. Slyvanie/USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, plenty of chat sparked up regarding the Vegas Golden Knights after Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff said team sources informed him that general manager Kelly McCrimmon was interested in re-acquiring Marc-Andre Fleury.

The reason they were and could still be targeting a goalie is due to an injury sustained by Robin Lehner. Though he is still being listed as day-to-day with the club, Seravalli and others are reporting the injury is a torn labrum that will eventually need surgery and could potentially end his season, though that remains to be seen.

Fleury, who was taken by the Golden Knights in the 2017 expansion draft, was traded this summer to the Chicago Blackhawks. Given the Blackhawks struggles, many believe he will be moved ahead of the trade deadline, but McCrimmon told David Schoen of the Las-Vegas Review Journal on Tuesday it won’t be the Golden Knights that trade for Marc-Andre Fleury.

With how firm he was in that statement, it seems safe to say he is telling the truth. Still, if the rumors regarding Lehner’s injury is true, the Golden Knights will need to find another goaltender, as a duo of Laurent Brossoit and Logan Thompson simply isn’t good enough to move forward with. This will be a situation worth monitoring over the next few days in regards to just how bad Lehner’s injury may or may not be.

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