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Report: Knights planning to sign Lehner to long-term extension

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Former Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner, currently with the Golden Knights, is a pending unrestricted free agent. 

Chicago traded Lehner to Vegas ahead of February's trade deadline.

Lehner, who's gone 9-4 in the postseason with a goals-against average of 1.84, a .924 save percentage and four shutouts for the Knights, may be in net for Vegas past this season according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger.

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"My belief at this point is the Golden Knights plan to sign Lehner to a long-term extension, and sources around the league have indicated those talks might have already begun," Granger wrote in a story on Wednesday.

Granger also noted Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup champ with the Pittsburgh Penguins, has two years remaining on his contract at $7 million per year.  Related: Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury addresses controversial tweet from agent

Lehner, 29, has started 13 games for the Knights this postseason to Fleury's four. Vegas is currently tied 1-1 in the Western Conference Final with the Dallas Stars.

 
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