41.2 F
Detroit
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Report: Robin Lehner has handshake deal in place with Vegas Golden Knights

It looks like UFA goaltender Robin Lehne may not be hitting the free-agent market.

ViaESPN

Well, it looks as though Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman may have to scratch off one name of the potential list of candidates he could court this offseason to bring to the Motor City.

Embed from Getty Images

According to a report from ESPN NHL writer Greg Wyshynski, the Vegas Golden Knights have a handshake agreement in place for pending free-agent goaltender Robin Lehner. Though he was sure to note that nothing has been yet set in stone, he reported that the alleged deal is worth $25 million over five years.

Lehner himself said that nothing has been finalized prior ahead of their Western Conference Finals Game 4 against the Dallas Stars in the NHL Bubble in Edmonton.

“It’s not true,” said Lehner on Friday. “I’ve been on a lot of teams lately, obviously. You have some talks. Where you’re at. What you want to do. Nothing has been finalized. We’re here.”

Since his acquisition from the Chicago Blackhawks at the NHL Trade Deadline earlier in the season, Lehner has essentially supplanted Marc-Andre Fleury as the starter in the Vegas crease. So far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he’s gone 9-5 with a .921 save percentage, a 1.92 goals-against average and four shutouts.

Lehner is one of the top names available on the goaltending free-agent list for 2020. However, if Wyshynski’s source is correct, Yzerman and the Red Wings will have to look elsewhere to shore up their crease alongside Jonathan Bernier and the expected departure of Jimmy Howard.

– – Quotes via Greg Wyshynski of ESPN Link – –

Let us know what you think!


- Advertisement -

Top Stories

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia discusses 1st win in 11 months

The Detroit Lions were able to get a massive piano off their backs on Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Cardinals, winning by a 26-23...

T.J. Hockenson sets Detroit Lions all-time record

Though Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has not had a breakout game yet in 2020, he has been very consistent over the first three...

Potential Red Wings draft target: C Cole Perfetti

As was evidenced by Steve Yzerman's recent acquisition of Marc Staal and a second round draft pick for future considerations, Detroit's rebuild is still in full...

Michigan football gets huge boost as Big Ten season draws near

In less than a month, The Michigan Wolverines will take the field for the first time in the 2020 season When they take on...

Matthew Stafford gives props to Detroit Lions defense following win over Cardinals [Video]

Ever since Matt Patricia took over as head coach, the Detroit Lions defense has left much to be desired. In fact, since Patricia took...

Related news

Tampa Bay Lightning, built mostly by Steve Yzerman, are 2020 Stanley Cup champions

After a 65 day playoff tournament in two different NHL bubble cities, we finally have a Stanley Cup champion. The Tampa Bay Lightning won...

Potential Red Wings draft target: C Cole Perfetti

As was evidenced by Steve Yzerman's recent acquisition of Marc Staal and a second round draft pick for future considerations, Detroit's rebuild is still in full...

Could Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman be working on a trade for Torey Krug?

Over the past couple of months, there have been plenty of rumors floating around that link Boston Bruins D Torey Krug to the Detroit...

Detroit Red Wings re-sign forward Dominic Turgeon

Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman has taken care of bringing back another one of the organization's free agents. http://gty.im/1176677711 Dominic Turgeon has been re-signed to...
167 Shares
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap