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Malcolm Subban, Maxime Lagace Both Practice Wednesday

Subban remains on IR, while Lagace appears OK after leaving Tuesday's game in Edmonton

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights /

It takes more than two to tango?

Or something like that?

Well for the Golden Knights, it's taken five - as in goalies - to tango through the team's first 17 games, after 19-year-old goalie Dylan Ferguson stepped in for Maxime Lagace for the final nine minutes of Tuesday's 8-2 shellacking by the Oilers.

With Lagace not on the bench during the final minutes in Edmonton, there was some speculation that he may have been injured.

That as Marc-Andre Fleury, Malcolm Subban and Oscar Dansk have already gone to the IR before him, that Lagace could be the next Golden Knights' bitten by the injury bug.

As the sun rose on a new day following the team's most lopsided defeat of the season, Lagace appeared to be OK and fully participated in the team's noon practice in Vancouver. Lagace's health seemed to be 100 percent, and there wasn't any reason to believe he wouldn't be available for tomorrow's game against the Canucks.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: MALCOLM


Given that the Golden Knights have already had to dig five-deep in order to dress two goalies for a game, and have already summoned a teenager from juniors in Ferguson to play in NHL games, this is certainly good news.

Although Lagace's apparent health wasn't the only positive news regarding the health of the team's goalies that came out of Wednesday's practice.


Tweet from @GoldenKnights: ���Subban looked good and felt good, getting better. He is getting closer.��� ���Gallant


Malcolm Subban, injured in the third period of October 21's game against the St. Louis Blues, also participated in a team practice for the first time.

Subban is still on IR, but after flying to Edmonton with the team and watching Tuesday's game from the press box, he seems be getting very close to making a return.

"We're pretty close," Subban said. "That's all I know right now. I'm still talking with the coaches and the trainers. It's only one practice."


Tweet from @GoldenKnights: ���Lagace is feeling good as well. Good to have three goalies out there.��� ���Gallant


Only one practice, yes. But for Subban, it was a good one. And for a team that has struggled to find goalies to remain healthy, the return of the 23-year-old who went 2-0-0 before going down with a lower-body injury would certainly be welcomed.

"It's just great to get out there," Subban said. "I'm really happy with where I am. Really excited to be out there and practicing.

"Obviously, you want to come back and get well as soon as possible. You finally get an opportunity, and you want to make sure it doesn't happen again. Just taking all these precautions right now to be healthy and make sure this doesn't happen again."

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