McCrimmon: Knights to start season with Brossoit-Thompson tandem
McCrimmon added that he's not sure if Brossoit will be ready for opening night as he continues to rehab from a hip injury.
Lehner, who owns a lifetime .917 save percentage, battled multiple injuries last season. Vegas ruled him out for the 2022-23 campaign earlier in August after it was determined that he needs hip surgery.
Brossoit has been a serviceable backup netminder throughout his eight-year career, while Thompson has only appeared in 20 NHL games. Here's a look at both goalies' career stats.
The Golden Knights missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history last season. As a result, Bruce Cassidy was brought in to replace Pete DeBoer as head coach. Due to a lack of cap space, Vegas' most notable offseason transaction was trading Max Pacioretty to the Carolina Hurricanes.
McCrimmon's group is currently $7.2 million over the cap, according to Cap Friendly. However, the Golden Knights can gain up to $5 million in relief once they place Lehner on long-term injured reserve.
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