Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury desires to stick with the group even when the 35-year-old stays a backup to playoff starter Robin Lehner.
Experiences surfaced earlier this month that Vegas intends to signal Lehner, 29, to a long-term deal, one thing that would ship Fleury to the commerce market because the membership makes an attempt to fetch one thing worthwhile in return for the three-time Stanley Cup champion. Nonetheless, Fleury advised The Athletic’s Jesse Granger on Wednesday that he’d want to stick with the Golden Knights.
“I wish to keep in Vegas,” Fleury mentioned concerning the membership he joined through the 2017 NHL Growth Draft after taking part in his first 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins. “I don’t know what the long run holds, however I’ve liked each second since I obtained right here.”
“I get alongside nice with Robin, so I believe it will be all proper. I nonetheless like to play. I don’t assume I simply wish to be a backup, however I’ll observe arduous, attempt to play effectively, and hopefully get some video games, however it at all times comes all the way down to the coach’s resolution. No matter occurs, occurs. And that’s positive. I’ll simply attempt my finest to come back to camp in fine condition and do effectively from there.”
The largest impediment standing between Fleury and his want to stick with Vegas is the $7 million salary-cap hit hooked up to his contract. That is an costly worth to pay for any person who was relegated to showing in solely 4 of 20 playoff video games behind Lehner.
Fleury’s deal features a clause that enables him to checklist 10 golf equipment he will not take part a commerce.