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Marc-Andre Fleury announces his decision for next season

Published March 30, 2024 at 10:34
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Julien Trekker
March 30, 2024  (10:34)
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The former Pittsburgh Penguins' goaltender Marc-André Fleury announced his decision about if he'll play again next season.

Fleury, 39, is currently playing through the last season of his two-years, $7M deal with the Minnesota Wild and opened up about his future in the NHL in a recent interview.

Fleury reveals that he wants to play again next season, but it's "Minnesota or retirement."



As everyone thought this was Fleury's last season, following the emotional game in his return to Pittsburgh, where he spent most of his career and won three Stanley Cups, it looks like he had a change of heart.


Indeed, he mentioned in a recent interview that he's absolutely more opened to make a return next season than he was at the beginning of this year.

"The door is more open today for a return than it was in September or October.

Yeah, it's probably Minnesota or retirement.

If I come back, I'd sign a one-year contract. And then, we'll figure it out from there."

However, it'll all depend on the organization's plans. With Jesper Wallstedt, who's been playing well in the AHL for the past two years, Guerin will have tough decisions to make.

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I'd like to sit down with (Wild GM Bill Guerin) and have a chat with him. I want to know what he thinks. What are the plans for the Wild? What are his options? What does he think about me? Am I still an asset for the team?

"We also have another good young goalie in the American Hockey League in (Jesper) Wallstedt. He's been playing in (the AHL) for two years now. I'll need to know Bill's plans."

General manager Bill Guerin also commented on this issue:

"I'm more than open to the possibility of seeing him coming back for another season, 100%. We'll talk about it in the next few days. He's still having a good season. I think he's still got hockey in him if he wants. There's still some gas left in his tank."

If both parties can reach a deal, don't be surprised if Fleury comes back next season. We can't wait to see what happens!

More to come.

Source: Markerzone - Fleury makes surprising comments on his future
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