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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 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

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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

Marc-Andre Fleury is in the starter's net during the Penguins' morning skate.

It doesn't necessarily mean he's going to be starting in Game 5 on Sunday night, but it does increase his odds of getting the nod. Fleury made his first appearance of the 2016 playoffs in the third period of Game 4. We'll provide updates on the Penguins' goaltending situation as the day goes on.
May 22 - 10:51 AM

Coach Mike Sullivan will pick his goaltender for Game 5 on Sunday.

Marc-Andre Fleury played for the first time in 50 days on Friday when he kicked out all seven shots in the third period after replacing Matt Murray. "It's an opportunity for him to get some game action, and that was one of the reasons why we made the decision to put him in," Sullivan said. "Marc's been a big part of this team all year. He's really helped this team get to the position that it's at with the way he's played all season. We feel we have real quality goaltenders. Marc's a real good goalie. Matt's played extremely well for us, making timely saves. He did it again last night. So, it's a nice problem to have when you have that quality of goaltenders." Murray has started the last 14 games in the Penguins net but we think that Sullivan will go back to his veteran Fleury for the all-important Game 5.
May 22 - 8:53 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all seven shots he faced in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Matt Murray got the start, but Fleury came into the game at the start of the third period with the Pens down 4-0. The change seemed to spark the Penguins, as they cut Tampa Bay's lead to 4-3. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, that's as close as they'd come to tying the game. Pittsburgh will now have less than two days to decide if they'll go back to Murray in Game 5 or if they'll turn to Fleury.
May 20 - 11:21 PM

Coach Mike Sullivan still appears to be reluctant to turn to Marc-Andre Fleury.

"The challenge for him moving forward is that he hasn't played in an NHL game in quite some time," said Sullivan. Fleury has not been in the crease since March 31 and Matt Murray has helped the team advance to the Eastern Conference Final. Still, Sullivan hasn't committed to a starting goalie for Game 2 against Tampa Bay yet. Murray and the Penguins were defeated in Game 1 by a score of 3-1.
May 14 - 12:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Kevin Porter
6Oskar Sundqvist
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Kael Mouillierat
5Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Ben Lovejoy
6Ian Cole
7Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Matt Murray