Golden Knights put Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Marchessault on IR

Published 12:59 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2017 | Updated 7:35 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2017


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights placed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and forward Jonathan Marchessault on injured reserve.

Fleury did not practice Saturday after taking a knee to the head from Detroit’s Anthony Mantha on Friday. During his post-game press conference, Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said there was never a discussion about pulling Fleury from the game.

“The trainer, he takes care of the goaltender,” Gallant said. “Nobody come to me and said he’s hurt, he’s not ready to play, so he was fine.”

Gallant was a bit more forthcoming before Sunday’s game against Boston.

“I can’t tell you the truth all the…

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