The Vegas Golden Knights’ 2021-22 season was one of plenty of injuries. While the main injuries discussed were ones to players like Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty and Robin Lehner, there were plenty more, as this team struggled all season long to stay healthy, including backup goaltender Laurent Brossoit.
Brossoit joined the Golden Knights this season after agreeing to a two-year, $4.65 million deal this summer. Though he was viewed as the clear-cut backup to Lehner, there was plenty of optimism surrounding his game, as he had done a solid job in a similar role with the Winnipeg Jets behind Connor Hellebuyck in the three seasons prior.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about his performance in 2021-22. Laurent Brossoit struggled more often than not in the 24 games he played, posting an ugly 2.90 goals against average paired with a .895 save percentage and a 10-9-3 record. To make matters even worse, his season came to an end on March 15 after suffering an undisclosed injury, one that will reportedly result in him getting surgery in the near future.
Speaking with reporters for the last time this season, DeBoer said that Brossoit will soon be undergoing a medical procedure. Though it is not confirmed, most are assuming this does mean surgery, though what is being operated on has still not been discussed. It doesn’t sound as though it is anything serious, however, meaning that he should be ready to go for training camp this fall. With that being said, he may find himself in a battle to earn the backup spot given how well 24-year-old Logan Thompson performed to close out the 2021-22 campaign.
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