Malcolm Subban was put on injured reserve by the Vegas Golden Knights with an upper-body injury Saturday.
The backup goaltender was injured throughout the morning skate prior to a 5-3 win at the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant stated. There is no timetable for his return.
Vegas recalled goaltender Maxime Lagace from Chicago of the American Hockey League, and he will be offered when the Golden Knights host the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, NBCSP, NHL.TV).
“That’s the important things about injuries,” Gallant said. “If somebody steps aside for a while, someone else gets an opportunity and takes advantage of it. … For our team, no one wishes to get injured. It gets individuals a chance and offers other individuals self-confidence.”
Subban, 24, is 11-3-1 with a 2.59 goals-against average and.912 save portion in 16 video games (15 starts). He missed out on 13 video games earlier this season with a lower-body injury.
Subban made 10 of his starts in between Oct. 15 and Dec. 8, when No. 1 goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was out with a concussion.
The Golden Knights claimed Subban off waivers from the Boston Bruins on Oct. 3. The Bruins selected him with the No. 24 choice in the 2012 NHL Draft; he was 0-2-0 with a 5.81 GAA and.727 SV% for Boston.