Report: Fleury agreed to waive no-movement clause in February

Posted: 19/06/2017 in NHL, Sports
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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury agreed to waive his no-movement clause for the expansion draft in February, TVA Sports Renaud Lavoie reports.

The report confirms months of speculation, as the emergence of Matt Murray forced the Penguins to make a choice on their future in goal.

However, the agreement doesn’t guarantee Fleury will wind up in Vegas. The 32-year-old remains eligible to be traded elsewhere, and should the Golden Knights select him in expansion, the new franchise could hypothetically flip him for assets.

Fleury was drafted by the Penguins first overall in 2003 and won three Stanley Cups with the organization. But the younger, cheaper Murray has proven more than capable as an NHL starter, helping Fleury backstop Pittsburgh to championships in each of the past two seasons.

In 13 seasons with the Penguins, Fleury appeared in 691 regular-season contests, posting a record of 375-216-68 with a career .912 save percentage and 2.58 goals-against average. He’s Pittsburgh’s all-time leader in games played, wins, and shutouts (44).

Fleury’s contract includes two more seasons at a $5.75-million cap hit.

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