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Marc-Andre Fleury | Goalie | #29

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (1) / PIT
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Marc-Andre Fleury will play between the pipes against Detroit on Tuesday.
Fleury is warming up for what will be a significantly different season for him. Rather than go into the campaign as the Penguins' clear number one goaltender as he has in the past, he'll have to compete for that spot with Matt Murray. Sep 26 - 5:15 PM

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With Matt Murray set to begin the season on the shelf with a broken hand, Marc-Andre Fleury will get first rights at Pittsburgh's crease.

Murray suffered a broken hand during Team North America's bout with Team Russia, and will be out "three-to-six weeks" according to the Penguins. Fleury meanwhile is looking to have his third straight season of improvement. He's entering his age-32 season but the veteran netminder has arguably never been better than he's been over the last two campaigns. Pittsburgh was demonstrably hockey's best team in the 2017 portion of the calendar, and it's hard to imagine why that would change.
Sep 24 - 12:27 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury doesn't want to be traded.

"No. No. No. I've always said this is like my home," Fleury said. "I wish I could play here my whole career. I try to do my best for the team and for the organization." Fleury suffered a concussion towards the end of the 2015-16 campaign and that led to Matt Murray's rise. Murray ended up leading the Penguins' through most of their Stanley Cup-winning playoff run and once Fleury was healthy, he spent the better part of his time on the bench. Now it's not clear who will lead the Penguins going forward, but Fleury plans to fight for the top spot.
Sep 16 - 9:37 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury won't be giving up the number one goalie job to Matt Murray without a fight.

"I love Pittsburgh, and the Penguins are my team; I want to stay with them for the rest of my career," Fleury said. "I had some good conversations with management after the season. Nothing is written in stone. I want to come to camp ready to win my job back. I have to get back to the same level of play and help the team, win games." Murray earned the role after Fleury suffered a concussion and he helped lead the Penguins to a Stanley Cup triumph. Fleury could be traded at some point, but his a no-movement clause and a limited no-trade clause could complicate matters.
Aug 7 - 10:06 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to start the 2016-17 season with Pittsburgh, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

He received the news from Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. Fleury's name has come up in plenty of trade rumors, but it doesn't look like anything is imminent on that front.
Jun 25 - 12:06 PM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford downplayed the Marc-Andre Fleury trade rumors to an extent.

"We might have to make a decision at some point," Rutherford said. "I'm not aggressively doing anything." That's largely in line with his earlier remarks that his preference would actually be to keep Fleury rather than trade him. How much of that is posturing to try to get a better return in a Fleury trade is hard to say. It would be somewhat awkward to enter the season with Fleury and the man who took his job, Matt Murray. At the same time, keeping Fleury would be a great insurance policy in case Murray has some growing pains in his first full NHL campaign.
Jun 22 - 8:39 AM

According to the Calgary Sun, Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford asked for Calgary's first-round draft pick in exchange for Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Flames lost out on Frederik Andersen Monday after he was traded to Toronto in exchange for the 30th overall pick in 2016 and a second-rounder in 2017. Fleury is five years older and more expensive than Andersen, so Calgary probably isn't interested in giving up the sixth overall pick for him. Fleury will make $5.75 in each of the next three seasons. The price for him is expected to go down and then the Flames could pull the trigger on a possible deal with Pittsburgh.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 21 - 1:21 PM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford's preference would be to keep Marc-Andre Fleury rather than trade him.

"If it was in a perfect world and (coach Mike Sullivan) and I were making a decision right now, we'd like to start the season with Fleury and Murray," Rutherford said. That doesn't mean that Rutherford will retain Fleury though. He lost the starting job to Matthew Murray and while keeping Fleury would provide the team with more depth, it might also make things rather awkward. More importantly, he comes with too big of an annual cap hit ($5.75 million) to be a backup. The Calgary Flames might be a good fit for Fleury, but we'll have to wait and see about that.
Jun 17 - 9:07 AM

The future of Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh is a question mark going into the off-season.

He could be traded with an expansion draft possibly around the corner or he could compete for Pittsburgh's number one job with Matt Murray in 2016-17. Fleury started just one game in the playoffs after recovering from a concussion and Murray was excellent throughout the Penguins' run to a Stanley Cup championship.
Jun 13 - 9:06 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury remains supportive of Matt Murray, who is likely to start Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday versus San Jose.

"To me, it's about the team. It's not about me. It's not about who plays," he said. "I can't be selfish about it. It's important that we win. I've been playing here a long time. I really love the city. I would love for them to have another championship here. It's a lot bigger than me. I'll be the best I can be to help the team and help Matty. And, if called upon, I'll be ready to play." The Penguins will have questions to address in the off-season regarding their goaltending situation, but for now Fleury is the backup.
May 30 - 9:54 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury isn't thinking about his long-term future in Pittsburgh right now.

"Not yet," Fleury said of thinking about his future in Pittsburgh. "It’s not time. It’s time to win it, it’s time to chase the Cup, and that’s all that matters." Fleury, who's won a Stanley Cup of his own, is currently sitting behind 22-year-old Matt Murray. The youngster has provided the Pens with some solid goaltending. The fact that he's younger and less expensive will lead some to speculate that Fleury's time in Pittsburgh is just about over.
May 29 - 3:00 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury may be struggling as the backup goalie in Pittsburgh.

Fleury has started only one game in the playoffs (Game 5 in the third round against Tampa Bay) after suffering a concussion on April 2. He started backing up Matt Murray on May 2 and has mostly kept that position ever since. The Pittsburgh's Tribune-Review Rob Rossi interviewed former Penguin Maxime Talbot and Talbot said that he speaks to Fleury between games. "I could only guess how hard the games are for him," Talbot said. "But ‘Flower' is the best guy. You see him on the bench, smiling, talking to Murray during breaks. I know he's happy for the guys in the room. I know he's trying to do whatever he can to help them win. It's different."
May 28 - 9:49 AM

Coach Mike Sullivan wouldn't say Monday who would start in goal for Game 5 on Tuesday night.

He said the decision would come Tuesday morning. Marc-Andre Fleury got the call in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay. It was his first appearance in the crease since Mar. 31. Matt Murray has been superb while leading the Penguins to the Eastern Conference Final, so it makes sense to give him the start with the team facing elimination. Stay tuned.
May 23 - 12:30 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 25 shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Lightning didn't really test Fleury early on, but they certainly started pushing in the second period. The Lightning came back from two goals down to tie the game in the second period before tying the game again with just a few minutes remaining in the third. Fleury will probably kick himself because of the rebound he sent straight to Nikita Kucherov on the goal that sent the game to OT. Fleury caught a bad break in overtime, as Jason Garrison's shot went off Tyler Johnson and in the net. The Penguins are one loss away from being eliminated. Head coach Mike Sullivan will have to make another tough decision regarding his goaltenders going into Game 6. Does he stick with a shaky Fleury or does he go back to Matt Murray? We should find out in the coming days.
May 22 - 11:38 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury will get the start in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.

We suspected that the Penguins would make the switch after Fleury was seen in the starter's net during the morning skate. Head coach Mike Sullivan made it official after practice. Swapping goaltenders worked for the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, so we'll see if the Penguins have similar luck on Sunday night.
May 22 - 11:39 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Oskar Sundqvist
6Kevin Porter
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Derrick Pouliot
7Ian Cole
8Stuart Percy
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury