Marc-Andre Fleury back with the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Published August 1, 2021 at 9:38

Earlier this week, we reported that the Vegas Golden Knights management traded veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks. (for... nothing!)

We then learned that no one from the Golden Knights thought to tell Fleury about the trade and, according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger, Fleury found out about it on Twitter at the same time as the fans.

According to his agent Allan Walsh and TSN reporter and insider Bob McKenzie, the veteran Quebec goaltender was shocked by the deal to the point where he was questioning his career.

The Quebec goalie then issued a statement:

"I want to thank all the incredible fans in Vegas as well as my teammates for the incredible 4 seasons together. You have welcomed me and my family from the very beginning and thanks to you, playing games in the Vegas fortress has been one of the greatest joys of my life. We will miss playing games in Vegas, but I am grateful for my journey in your city."

Fleury, who just won the Vezina Trophy and has 1 year left on his contract at an average salary of $7 million did not comment on whether he was reporting to his new Chicago Blackhawks team or announcing his retirement for family reasons, he really did not want to leave Vegas as seen above.

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