Golden Knights release statement on Robin Lehner situation, refuse to comment further

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Mar 27, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Vegas Golden Knights recently refuted a report by ESPN’s Emily Kaplan that goaltender Robin Lehner was going to have season-ending surgery.

On Saturday, the team posted a statement regarding their number one goalie.

“Robin Lehner will not be on the ice for practice as he takes an additional maintenance day. We are hopeful that he will be available for Sunday night’s game.”

Golden Knights refuse to provide further comment

Per Jesse Granger of The Athlethic, head coach Peter DeBoer was asked if there was anything new on the situation and he said to check the statement.

The report by ESPN says that he sustained the injury on March 8 at Philadelphia and was placed on injured reserve six days later.

He returned to action on April 3 and started Wednesday’s game against the Washington Capitals. He was pulled after stopping 12 of 13 shots in the first period.

Lehner, 30, record is 23-17-2 record with one shutout, a 2.83 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in 44 starts.

NHL News: Auston Matthews and David Pastrnak return

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Dec 1, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza (19) talks to forward Auston Matthews (34) after his hat trick against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be getting back their top player when they take on the Florida Panthers.

Auston Matthews, who missed three games with an injury is back and ready to go.

“It’s been a little bit difficult just trying to work through it,” Matthews said Saturday per NHL.com. “I feel comfortable getting back in tonight. These are important games for us coming up, so it’s exciting.

Matthews, 24, is in the midst of a career season. Entering play on Tuesday, Matthews has an NHL-leading 58 goals to go along with 44 assists and 102 points in 70 games this season.

And the Boston Bruins get back David Pastrnak, Hampus Lindholm, and Linus Ullmark against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

“They’re all in today,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “They felt good yesterday, so the plan was to put them into one of the games this weekend. They wouldn’t play back to back, which may be a bit premature, but that was the original messaging I got.”

Pastrnak, 25, missed 8 straight games and will look to get back on track. He’s registered 71 points in 69 games.