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Golden Knights lose rookie goalie Subban for 4 weeks after lower body injury

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban (30) lays on the ice after suffering an injury during their game against the St. Louis Blues Saturday, October 21, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Knights won the game 3-2 in overtime. [Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau]

Once again, it’s “next man up” for the surprising Vegas Golden Knights.

Rookie Malcolm Subban was placed on the injured reserve list Sunday with a lower body injury. Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee said Subban is expected to miss approximately four weeks.

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“Our top two goaltenders are currently sidelined, so we will now give our AHL goalies the chance to play in their absence,” McPhee said in a statement. “We felt Oscar Dansk performed well in relief on Saturday in his NHL debut.”

Subban posted a 2-0 record to go with a 2.06 goals-against-average in three NHL appearances with the Golden Knights. In 50:50 minutes of ice time against the Blues on Saturday, he stopped a career-best 37 of the 38 shots he faced before his injury.

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Dansk stopped 10 of 11 shots as the Golden Knights edged the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in overtime Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.

Vegas recall goalie Maxime Lagace from its AHL Chicago affiliate after the Wolves’ game Sunday night. Veteran goalie Marc-André Fleury was placed on IR on Oct. 15 with a concussion. He has returned to skating in practices, but no date has been scheduled for his return.

The Golden Knights return to action Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks at T-Mobile Arena.

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