NHL Buzz: Lehner on conditioning stint for Golden Knights

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Robin Lehner will practice with Henderson of the American Hockey League on a conditioning loan.

The Golden Knights goalie has missed the past 13 games with an upper-body injury; he last played Feb. 7.

Lehner is 3-1-1 with a 2.96 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in five games.

Marc-Andre Fleury has started 12 of the 13 games since Lehner has been out and is expected to start against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday (7 p.m., NBCSN). Fleury is 12-4-0 and leads the NHL in GAA (1.57), save percentage (.943) and shutouts (four) among goalies to play at least five games.

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo remains out with an upper-body injury. He did not play in a 2-0 loss to the Wild on Monday.

“Not a great sign that he returned home for evaluation,” coach Peter DeBoer said. “I’m not concerned it’s long, long-term, but he’s out for the foreseeable future.” — Danny Webster

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