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Fleury among 8 Golden Knights tabbed by Bobblehead Hall of Fame

Updated February 21, 2018 - 8:04 pm

Marc-Andre Fleury got his bobblehead after all.

So did Reilly Smith, William Karlsson, James Neal, Jonathan Marchessault, Deryk Engelland, Nate Schmidt and Erik Haula.

Fleury is the first of a series of Golden Knights bobbleheads to be available to the public. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame is putting Fleury’s on sale beginning Thursday. The other players will be available for shipping beginning in May, although pre-orders are being accepted.

There are actually two Fleury bobbleheads, one in a gray Knights uniform, the other in white. The gray is currently available.

“We started the process in October and we worked with the company that has the licensing,” said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located in Milwaukee. “We had no idea at the time they’d be this popular.”

All bobbleheads of the Knights are officially licensed by the NHL and are part of the 2018 NHL Series. The limited edition dolls cost $30 apiece plus $8 for shipping and handling. The Fleury bobbleheads costs $40 plus $8 for shipping.

In addition to the players, there is also a bobblehead of Chance, the team’s mascot, which is different from the one which was given out Monday. The Chance bobblehead also sells for $30 plus shipping and handling.

Sales are online only and available at https://store.bobbleheadhall.com/products/marcandrefleury. For players other than Fleury and Chance, the link is https://store.bobbleheadhall.com/products/nhlballer?variant=6195407159334.

Theodore to IR

Defenseman Shea Theodore went on injured-reserve Wednesday as he continues to deal with an illness. Theodore missed his third straight game after complaining of a sore throat. His placement on the IR is retroactive to Feb. 15; he would be eligible to play Friday against Vancouver.

Defenseman Jon Merrill was activated and was in the lineup replacing Brad Hunt. Merrill suffered a lower-body injury Jan. 4 against St. Louis and had missed 20 games.

Forward James Neal was also scratched because of an intestinal virus. It was the second straight game Neal has missed with the illness. Alex Tuch took Neal’s place on Erik Haula’s line along with David Perron.

Fracas fallout

The Knights and T-Mobile Arena staff are trying to identify the participants in an altercation during Monday’s game with Anaheim.

The incident started in the stands and later continued in the concourse.

“We are aware of the incident that took place following Monday’s game against Anaheim and are collaborating with arena security and local authorities to identify those involved,” the Knights said in a statement.

Contact Steve Carp at scarp@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2913. Follow @stevecarprj on Twitter.

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