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Fleury activated off injured reserve by Golden Knights

Goalie has missed past 25 games with concussion

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Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was activated from injured reserve by the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. 

Fleury, 33, sustained a concussion in a 6-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 13 and was placed on injured reserve the next day. He has missed the past 25 games.

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Fleury returned to practice Wednesday. He is 3-1-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.

The Golden Knights went 16-8-1 during Fleury's absence. Backup Malcolm Subban is 7-2-0 with a 2.33 GAA and .924 save percentage in 10 appearances (nine starts) despite missing four weeks with a lower-body injury. Oscar Dansk was 3-0-0 with a 1.78 GAA and .946 save percentage in four appearances (three starts) before sustaining a lower-body injury on Oct. 30; he has not played since. Maxime Lagace, who was assigned to Chicago of the American Hockey League to make room for Fleury, was 6-6-1 in 14 games (13 starts), with a 3.79 GAA and .872 save percentage after being called up on Oct. 22. He made an NHL career-high 36 saves in a 5-3 win at the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

The Golden Knights (19-9-1) are in second place in the Pacific Division with 39 points, four behind the Los Angeles Kings (20-8-3). They play the Carolina Hurricanes at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, FS-CR, NHL.TV).

On Thursday, the Golden Knights host the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins (10 p.m. ET; NHLN. SN, SN360, ATTSN-RM, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV). Fleury was a member of the Penguins from 2003-17 and played on championship teams with Pittsburgh in 2009, 2016 and 2017 before being selected by the Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft on June 21.

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