In his most recent Trade Deadline War Room piece, Frank Seravalli noted that the Vegas Golden Knights could target New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev due to Robin Lehner’s current injury.

Lehner is currently playing through a torn labrum that may require surgery later down the road. Therefore, the Golden Knights could benefit from adding a goaltender before the trade deadline passes. When remembering that Georgiev has been in the rumor mill since last offseason, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Rangers move him in the near future.

Georgiev wants the chance to play more regularly, but that will not happen with the Rangers. Igor Shesterkin is in the running for this season’s Vezina Trophy due to his amazing play, so Georgiev’s starts have understandably been lowered. 

Georgiev carries a $2.425 cap hit for the remainder of the season and will be a restricted free agent this summer. The Golden Knights would be able to bring him in if Lehner is forced to go on LTIR. If that happens, some kind of goalie will need to be brought in, as Seravalli states in his piece. 

Georgiev is having a down season, however. He currently sports a 7-7-2 record, 2.99 goals-against average, and .895 save percentage. This is something to keep in mind, but the 25-year-old has also played very well not too long ago. Alas, if Vegas ends up losing Lehner due to his injury, don’t be surprised to see them go after Georgiev. 

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