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NHL moves: Golden Knights place Fleury on IR, Habs waive Mark Streit

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 against Detroit on Friday.

Vegas also puts Jonathan Marchessault on injured reserve

Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights suffered a concussion against the Detroit Red Wings and has been place on injured reserve. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Vegas Golden Knights placed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and forward Jonathan Marchessault on injured reserve on Sunday.

Fleury did not practice Saturday after taking a knee to the head against Detroit on Friday. With Fleury out at least seven days, rookie Malcolm Subban becomes the Golden Knights' de facto starter.

Subban, 23, has started two NHL games for the Boston Bruins. The Golden Knights claimed Subban off waivers from Boston, and the brother of Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban is expected to start against his former team Sunday night.

Fleury and Marchessault joined forward Erik Haula on the injured list. Haula is expected to be out at least a week with a lower-body injury.

Suddenly banged up Vegas recalled forwards Vadim Shipachyov and Alex Tuch and goalie Maxime Lagace from AHL Chicago.

Mark Streit on unconditional waivers

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Montreal Canadiens have placed defenceman Mark Streit on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the Canadiens did not announce the move. Streit cleared regular waivers last week, but did not report to the minors.

Streit, 39, could return to his native Switzerland to play and prepare for the Olympics once his contract is terminated. Montreal signed him to a $700,000, one-year deal with performance bonuses in the off-season.

The veteran played in just two games for the Canadiens before being put on waivers. Streit has 96 goals and 338 assists for 434 points in 786 regular-season games with the Canadiens, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

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