Vegas goaltender Laurent Brossoit left midway through the first period of Game 3 of the Golden Knights’ Western Conference semifinal series against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday due to a lower-body injury and did not return.
After the Golden Knights won 5-1 in Edmonton, Vegas coach Bruce Cassidy said he had no update on Brossoit’s condition.
Adin Hill took the net in Brossoit’s place at 11:48 of the clash, which was tied 1-1 when Brossoit left. Hill stopped all 24 shots he faced to earn the win.
Veteran goalie Jonathan Quick, who did not originally dress for the game, suited up and took the bench to back up Hill. Cassidy said postgame that Hill and Quick would be the team’s netminders moving forward if Brossoit is sidelined.
Brossoit, who dealt with injuries throughout the season but was the club’s top goalie down the stretch, appeared to hurt himself while moving across the net on a rebound chance. He made no attempt to get to his feet on the play before the whistle sounded.
He was given a big ovation from the Edmonton fans as he left the ice with teammates supporting him to keep weight off his left leg, and he reportedly struggled to make his way to the dressing room.
Brossoit went into the game boasting a 5-2 record with a 3.13 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage in the 2023 postseason. In 11 games during the just concluded regular season, he went 7-0-3 with a 2.17 GAA and a .927 save percentage.
–Field Level Media