Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 | 4:45 p.m.
The Golden Knights have called up goaltender Maxime Lagace from their AHL affiliate in Chicago, the team announced today.
Lagace is expected to back up Marc-Andre Fleury in Thursday’s home game against the San Jose Sharks. Goalie Malcolm Subban did not practice this morning, and coach Gerard Gallant did not offer an update on Subban other to say he is “not feeling good.”
Lagace fills the roster spot of forward Reilly Smith, who was placed on injured reserve before Tuesday’s game. It is not clear how long Lagace will remain with the team, as forward William Carrier is eligible to return from injured reserve in time for Saturday’s road game at the Chicago Blackhawks.
Lagace played in 16 game last season for Vegas, recording a 6-7-1 record with a 3.92 goals-against average and .867 save percentage.
He has played in 18 games with AHL Chicago this year, going 9-6-0 with a 2.72 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.
Lagace signed a one-year extension with the Golden Knights last July. He is making $650,000 against the cap and is a restricted free agent at the end of the season, according to CapFriendly.