Trade grades: Robin Lehner more than just an insurance policy for Golden Knights


The Vegas Golden Knights acquired veteran goaltender Robin Lehner from the Chicago Blackhawks in the final hour before the NHL trade deadline on Monday, sending goaltender Malcolm Subban, defenseman Slava Demin and a second-round pick back to Chicago.

As part of the trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Vegas’ fifth-round selection in the 2020 draft in exchange for forward Martins Dzierkals. The Maple Leafs have retained a portion of Lehner’s salary as part of the transaction.

The deal:

Golden Knights get: G Robin Lehner

Blackhawks get: G Malcolm Subban, D Slava Demin, 2020 second-round pick

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