Vegas Golden Knights with writing on the wall later Announced Signed Robin Lehner To be their long-term goaltender, many wondered what a general manager would be Kelly McCrimman Plans to do with their former franchise goaltender, Mark-Andre Fleury, There is still M 7MM AAV on the team books for the next two years. Reported by Chris Johnston of SportsNet Saturday evening on SportsNet Hockey Central They are currently looking at finding a third team to help Fleury retain a portion of his salary before finding a new home for an experienced netminder.
“I think Kelly McCrimman and the Golden Knights of Vegas have at least started exploring,” Johnston said, “as part of their three-way deal they could use a mediating team to retain a portion of Fleury’s salary to do this kind of transaction work.”
The Golden Knights did the same during the trade deadline in February to acquire Lehner when the Chicago Blackhawks first traded Lehner to Toronto. Martin Digiorcles First, it retains half of Lehner’s M 5MM salary ($ 2.5MM). Leafs 1 then retained 1.1MM and received a Vegas 2020 fifth round pick for the transaction for sending Lahner to Vegas at a very low price, which came at just 4 1.4MM cap cost for the Golden Knights. Now Vegas is trying to do that once again.
With 20 goaltending candidates able to move to a new position this off-season, Vegas could be more challenging than most off-seasons. Fleury, who has only appeared in four games in the Golden Knights playoff run to the Western Conference Finals, has done well in his limited time, suggesting he still has some time to provide the team looking for an experienced tandem goaltender. He finished the playoffs with a 2.27 GAA and .910 save percentage. However, his regular season is a little less impressive with 2.77 GAA and .905 savings in 49 games.
It is not known which teams are interested Athletic’s Rob Rossi reported While this is unlikely, the Pittsburgh Penguins did not miss the opportunity to bring Fleury back with the new signatories. Issued by Tristan. However, the transaction requires a bit of creativity to get a move like that, considering the delicate state of the penguins cap situation.
Vegas may choose to buy Fleury’s contract as the buy window is not closed until Tuesday afternoon, but then the Golden Knights will prefer to escape, with 8 2.58MM in 2020-21, 8 3.08MM in 2021-22 and 8 2.08MM in 2022-23 and 2023-24.